What’s on for Families at Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum hold a fantastic programme of activities for all the family throughout the year!

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 17 June 2017 to 31 August 2017
Time(s): See listing for details
Where: Riverside Museum, Glasgow West End
Price: This is a free event

Contact Information

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What’s on for Families at Riverside Museum
About What’s on for Families at Riverside Museum

Exhibitions


Motorbike Wall – Ewan McGregor's BMWs
Ongoing | During opening hours
Ewan McGregor’s two motorbikes from his round-the-world adventures take pride of place on the Motorbike Wall.

Clyde Life
Ongoing | During opening hours
A photography display of over 20 stunning images capturing the ever-changing landscape of Glasgow’s River Clyde.

Anchors & Adventures
Ongoing | During opening hours | Under 5’s
Glasgow’s Anchor Line produced beautiful posters in the 1920s and 1930s to advertise their sailing routes around the world. These images appeal to the imagination and our sense of adventure.

A Fair Life
Ongoing | During opening hours
Display exploring the history of Scottish fairgrounds and the people who travel the country taking the fun of the fair along with them.

Glasgow Trolleybus
Ongoing | During opening hours
It’s been 50 years since trolleybuses once roamed the streets of Glasgow! You can find our single-decker trolleybus, TBS 13 of 1958 in the 1930s–1960s Street display.

Hidden Creatures
Please check www.foodfruition.org for dates and times.
An excellent opportunity to learn about nature through hands-on activities. All ages and stages welcome. Dress for the weather.

Car Wall – the Visitors’ Choice 2017
From Fri 7 Jul | During opening hours
Glasgow’s classic 1980 Porsche 911 Turbo has won the Car Wall Visitors’ Choice of 2017. Which car will win next? Cast your vote on the digital touchscreens in the museum!


Activities


Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June: Adventures at Sea
Saturday 11am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3pm, Sunday 1.30pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Be inspired by boats and sealife to make and take away your own collage badge.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June: Full Steam Ahead!
Saturday 11am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3pm, Sunday 1.30pm - 3pm | Free | Drop-in
Get inspired by our Glasgow built steam trains, learn how they were constructed and then make your own one!

Model-making Mondays
Mon 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul | 2–4pm
How did Scottish holidaymakers reach their destinations in the past? Find out with Wildcat Models of Partick, and recreate some of our amazing vehicles in miniature.

3D Sea Creatures
Tue 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul | 1.30–4pm

Paper Boat Adventures
Wed 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Construct and decorate your own paper boat and set off for an adventure.

Sand Dune Rally
Thu 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Why do people race cars and what is racing’s history? Try racing your own car in the sand dunes.

Flight
Fri 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Get to grips with the risk, elegance and intrigue of flight. Design, build and fly your invention using materials, physics, colour and dynamic movement.

Actors Tours: Away for the Day
Sun 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul & Sun 6 Aug | 11–11.30am | 11.30am–12pm, 1.30–2pm & 2–2.30pm
Join our family of characters for stories, songs and games all about daytrips. Imagine our vehicles as part of the journey and enjoy your own daytrip to the Riverside beach!

Actors Tours: Tram Man Tours
Mon 10, 24 Jul | 11am & 2pm
Travel through history with the Tram Man – don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Riverside Beach is back!
13 July – 25 September | During opening hours
Who can resist the opportunity to kick off their shoes and wriggle their toes in the sand? Look no further than Riverside Museum this summer as the ever-popular beach returns!

Great Big Heritage Bus Tour
Sat 15 Jul | 11–4pm
Join in with the Great Big Heritage Bus Tour – allow our free bus service to collect and deliver you to museums across the city to try out some special activities.

Making History (part of Great Big Heritage Bus Tour event)
Sat 15 Jul | 11–4pm
Sun 16 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Predict the future by examining transport and technology from the past. Children will show their ideas through writing, painting and collage

3D Sea Creatures
Tue 1, 8 Aug | 1.30–4pm

Paper Boat Adventures
Wed 2, 9 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Construct and decorate your own paper boat and set off for an adventure.

Sand Dune Rally
Thu 3, 10 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Why do people race cars and what is racing’s history? Try racing your own car in the sand dunes.

Flight
Fri 4, 11 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Get to grips with the risk, elegance and intrigue of flight. Design, build and fly your invention using materials, physics, colour and dynamic movement.

Play on Pedals | 1–3.30pm | Pre 5s
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Aug | 1–3.30pm
A chance for your little ones try balance bikes and have fun playing outside the museum.

Nautical Curiosities
Sun 6 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Explore the curious underwater world and build your own sea diorama!

Model-making Mondays
Mon 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug | 2–4pm
How did Scottish holidaymakers reach their destinations in the past? Find out with Wildcat Models of Partick, and recreate some of our amazing vehicles in miniature.

Actors Tours: Tram Man Tours
Mon 7, 21 Aug | 11am & 2pm
Travel through history with the Tram Man – don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Collage Robots
Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Learn about how robots have been invented to do jobs for us, then design your own.

Clyde Collage
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Explore life by the River Clyde: play with natural materials found around the river and make your own riverside collage!

Night Riders
Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Make a print of your favourite motorbike or bicycle in the museum, or design your own and take it for a night ride!

Actors Tours: Tram Man Tours
Mon 4 Sep | 11am & 2pm
Travel through history with the Tram Man – don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Sew & Stuff Shapes
Sat 9 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Inspect all of the ‘stuffed’ objects in the museum – from the taxidermy to the vehicle upholstery and furniture. Sew and embroider your own stuffed shape full of wadding, fluff or beans.

Play on Pedals | 1–3.30pm | Pre 5s
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sep
A chance for your little ones try balance bikes and have fun playing outside the museum.

Blue Light Festival
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sept | During opening hours
Nee-naw! Nee-Naw! The Blue Light festival is back at Riverside Museum with emergency vehicles old and new and a free kids zone including face-painting and fairground rides. Don’t miss out!

Emergency!
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Learn more about our emergency vehicles and make a painting of your favourite one!

Furniture Designers
Fri 22 & Mon 25 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Get creative and design your own unique, surreal or futuristic piece of furniture inspired by our collection!

Meet the West of Scotland Model Society
Sat 23 Sep | 11am–4pm
Meet the West of Scotland Model Society by our car wall: find out about model-making and have a go yourself!

Space
Sat 30 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Design your own space rocket and make a trip to the moon!


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 Riverside Museum are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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