What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Bring the family along to the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a day crammed with fun events!

When, Where & How Much...

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What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
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March Family Events


Saturday 4th March: Celebrating St Davids Day the Patriot Saint of Wales
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Come along to GMRC if you are  a proud Welsh Daffodil or Leak or want to be supportive of one of Welsh’s finest. This fun workshop will include a storytelling session about David and the Dragon.
Then explore our amazing museum storage pods looking for a dragon! Make a shield to take home and discover the flags, patriot saints and symbols of all of the UK.

Monday 6th March: Mini Mondays
10.30am - 11.30am | 2-5 years | Free | Drop-in
Actively Explore the museum stores and get creative in our new monthly drop in pre-school programme Mini-Mondays - the first monday of each month.

Saturday 11th March: Drawing Journey
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Explore the Museum Storage Pods and use unusual drawing materials and techniques to capture what you have seen!

Saturday 18th March: Painting and Pigment
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Investigate our painting collection and then make your own pigments to paint with.

Saturday 25th March: A Surprise for Mum!
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Bring your Mum or any lady you love for a tour of the GMRC.  To have fun together share stories and see Mary in an amazing painting the Mother of Jesus. Surprise Mum by making something for Mothering Sunday inpisred by the collections. 

Wednesday 29th March: Wee Creatives
1.30pm - 2.30pm | 0-2 years | Free | Please book in advance tel. 0141 2769300 or email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Explore! Create! Play! fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores – a treasure trove of art and museum objects! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your child amazed.


April Family Events


Saturday 1st April: World Wide Webs
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Take a closer look at spiders then create a decorative web.

Monday 3rd April: Mini Mondays
10.30am - 11.30am | 2-5 years | Free | Drop-in
Actively Explore the museum stores and get creative in our new monthly drop in pre-school programme Mini-Mondays - the first monday of each month.

Tuesday 4th April: Nature Trail
1pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Use a map, landmarks and clues to discover and identify some of the plants growing around the  Resource Centre.

Wednesday 5th April: Sow What
1pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Explore our botany collection, then help us transform our grounds into a wildflower meadow.

Thursday 6th April: Bean Scene
1pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Listen to the Storytelling Village tell tales of a boy, a giant and a magical bean, then plant your own to take home.

Saturday 8th April: Natures Power
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Discover the hidden strength of plants, trees and flowers and make your own good luck charm inspired by nature and folklore.

Tuesday 11th April: Fabulous Flyers
1pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Investigate some of our flying creatures, then make and decorate your own version from paper.

Wednesday 12th April: Shell Sculptures
1pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Discover the huge variety of seashells in our collection. then try your hand at sculptuing your own from Fimo.

Thursday 13th April: Myths and Museums
1pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
During this hands on session we will listen to the Storytelling village tell tales of mythical creatures, then investigate the real creatures that inspired them.

Saturday 15th April: Cave Art
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Learn how to use charcoal and a few simple lines to draw like a cave person.

Saturday 22nd April: Marvellous Motifs
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Marbling! Modelling! Making! Be inspired by our beautiful decorative art collection and try out some fun patterns yourself.

Wednesday 26th April: Wee Creatives
1.30pm - 2.30pm | 0-2 years | Free | Please book in advance tel. 0141 2769300 or email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Explore! Create! Play! fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores – a treasure trove of art and museum objects! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your child amazed.

Saturday 29th April: Japan Rocks
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Investigate some of the Japanese artefacts in our collection, then help us to make a Japanese style pebble garden in our courtyard.


Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organized group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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