Tours at GMRC

Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a tour of the collections stored at this unique site!

Tours at GMRC

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Sun 1 Oct & Mon 2 Oct| 2pm | Booking essential
Fri 6 Oct & Fri 27 Oct | 11am | Booking essential
Sun 8 Oct | 2pm | Booking essential

Join this friendly short tour, share memories and reminisce. These sessions have been especially designed to suit older visitors. Refreshments are provided following this tour as well as an opportunity for object handling. Each tour last 1.5 hours.

Behind the Scenes Tours


Every Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun | Wed & Fri 2.30–3.30pm, Sat & Sun 11.30am–12.30pm | All ages

Find the amazing museum collection all stored away waiting to be discovered on this behind the scenes tour. Discover this very special building for yourself on this behind the scenes tour.

Thursday Themed Tours


These popular weekly tours take a closer look at particular collections at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre!

Art Highlights
Thu 7 Sep, 5 Oct, 2 Nov & 30 Nov, 25 Jan, 22 Feb | 2.30–3.30pm | All ages
Discover some of the highlights of the art collection.

A Glimpse into Nature
Thu 14 & 28 Sep, 12 & 26 Oct, 16 Nov, 18 Jan, 15 Feb | 2.30–3.30pm | All ages
Discover some of the highlights of the natural history collection.

A Trip around the World in 10 objects
Thu 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 9 & 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 11 Jan, 8 Feb | 2.30–3.30pm | All ages
Discover objects from the collection from around the world.

Special Interest Tours


2.30–3.30pm | Booking essential | All ages
Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.

Scottish artist Christine Borland
Tue 5 Sep & Tue 14 Nov
Join internationally renowned Scottish artist Christine Borland as she talks about a group of WWI objects in Glasgow Museums’ collection that she has been researching.

People who donated our paintings
Tue 12 Sep & Tue 20 Feb

Billy Connolly theme tour
Tues 19 Sep & Tue 21 Nov

Exploring the Painting Collection
Tue 26 Sep

Alexander Greek Thomson tour
Tue 3 Oct

Black History Month: Awesome African Civilizations That Aren’t Egypt
Tue 10 Oct & 17 Oct

Etching revival in Britain
Tue 24 Oct
Explore prints in our collection, ranging from Durer and Rembrandt to Whistler and Strang.


The Fantastic in Art
Tue 31 Oct
Looking at depictions of the real and the imaginary in art, inspired by literature and myths.

Oscar Marzaroli photographs of Glasgow
Tue 7 Nov

Female Artists at GMRC
Tue 28 Nov

Domestic Technology
Tue 5 Dec

Behind the Scenes: Paintings and frames conservation
Tue 12 Dec

What is a rock?
Tue 19 Dec

Ship Models in Detail
Tue 9 Jan

Exploring the Shell Collection
Tue 16 Jan

Global Plant Hunting: a tour of the plant collections
Tue 23 Jan

The Italian Painting Collection
Tue 30 Jan

Glasgow Suffragettes
Tue 6 Feb

Love and Paintings
Tue 13 Feb

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Tours at GMRC are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre or Glasgow Museums

Inner City

Inner City

16th February 2018 - 11th November 2018
Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) presents Inner City, a group exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Michael C McMillen and Glasgow-based artists Alberta Whittle and Mitch Miller.
The Four Graces

The Four Graces

30th May 2018 - 22nd October 2018
Scottish artist Avril Paton’s latest work, The Four Graces (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum), is now on show in the iconic building it depicts.
Scotland Street School Remembers

Scotland Street School Remembers

7th June 2018 - 30th September 2018
Scotland Street School Remembers revisits the history of Scotland Street Schoool and the surrounding community with a fascinating documentary by Scottish artist and filmmaker Margaret Moore!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

22nd September 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

22nd September 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

25th September 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Wee Creatives

Wee Creatives

26th September 2018
Wee Creatives are regular playful sessions for under 2s at Glasgow Museum Resource Centre... Explore! Create! Play! Fun!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th September 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

29th September 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

29th September 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

2nd October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

5th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Learn To Draw Still Life With Charcoal

Learn To Draw Still Life With Charcoal

7th October 2018
Join artist Saul Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art and learn how to draw still life using charcoal.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

9th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

12th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Wizard School

Wizard School

16th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Join Scotland Street School for some spellbinding tricks and enchanting alchemy at their magical Wizard School this October Half Term!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

16th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

19th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

23rd October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

26th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

30th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

2nd November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Learn To Draw Still Life With Pencil

Learn To Draw Still Life With Pencil

4th November 2018
Join artist Saul Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art and learn how to draw still life using pencil.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

6th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

9th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

13th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

16th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

20th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

23rd November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

27th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

4th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

7th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

11th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

14th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

18th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21st December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!

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