What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Bring the family along to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for a day crammed with fun events!

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What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
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Ongoing Events


Rainforest Explorer Backpacks
Drop in \ All Family \ Available daily during museum opening hours
Pick up a backpack to complete our activity trail! Use the binoculars, torch, compass and magnifying glass to enhance your adventure.

Every Tuesday: RSBP: Tweeting Toddlers
Drop in \ Age 1–4yrs \ Suggested donation £3 \ 11.30am–12.30pm
An exciting group for toddlers and carers, with animal-themed songs, stories and activities. Meet on the Glasgow map in Scotland’s Wildlife Gallery.

Every Friday: Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
Drop in \ Age 1–4yrs \ Free \ 11.30am - 12.30pm
Join us for fun in the galleries with songs, rhymes and stories. Sessions take inspiration from artworks and animals on display.

Most Weekends: The RSPB at Kelvingrove
Drop in \ 1pm - 4pm
You'll find RSPB Glasgow holding events every weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 1pm - 4pm! Click here for more information »

Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed
14th May - 4th September \ As per opening hours \ £5/£3, Under 16s Free
Unravel the mystery of Ancient Egyptian animal mummies. From crocodiles to cats and jackals to birds, discover how the Egyptians used the animal mummies as gifts for the gods. Discover why animals were so important to the Egyptians and what lies beneath the bandages of the mummies through X-rays and CT scans. Find out how Victorian explorers led the discovery, excavation, collection and research into this little-known subject.

June Family Events


Saturday 25th: Akt – The Inundation: Music/Dance/Theatre Performance
12noon–2pm \ FREE, drop in
The Summer Solstice was an important time in Ancient Egypt. It marked the return of the Star of Sirius, which rose just before the sun on the day of the solstice. It was symbolic of the return of the goddess Isis from the Underworld and marked the beginning of Akt, the season of the Inundation when the River Nile gradually flooded – a season of happiness, light and plenty.
Our performance will depict stories of the Gods and culminate in the flooding of the Nile – complete with live music and performances from ‘Indepen-dance’ performing arts group.

July Family Events


Holiday Programme – Wild Homes with the RSPB
Until Sun 14 Aug | Mon, Tue & Thu outside in Kelvingrove park, Sat & Sun in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum | 1–4pm | Suggested donation £2

Mini Masterpieces
Sat 2–Thu 7 Jul | 1.30–4pm

Treasure Trove Finds Event
Sat 9 Jul | 11am–3pm

Printing Rainforest Creatures
Sat 9–Thu 14 Jul | 1.30–4pm

Mela at Kelvingrove (06)
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jul | 11am–12pm & 2–4pm

Pole to Pole (09)
Mon 18–Thu 21 Jul & Sat 30 Jul–Thu 4 Aug | 1.30–4pm

Great Big Heritage Bus Tour (08)
Sat 23 Jul | 11am–4pm

Animal Mummies
Sat 23–Thu 28 Jul | 1.30–4pm

August Family Events


Holiday Programme – Wild Homes with the RSPB
Until Sun 14 Aug | Mon, Tue & Thu outside in Kelvingrove park, Sat & Sun in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum | 1–4pm | Suggested donation £2


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 Kelvingrove Art Gallery & 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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The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

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Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

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Riverside Christmas Festival

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10 December 2016
Welcome in the festive season at the annual Riverside Christmas Festival being held over three weekends!
The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

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

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The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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17 December 2016
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18 December 2016
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Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

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20 December 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

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23 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

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27 December 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

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30 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
The GSA Choir Fifth Anniversary Concert

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