People’s Palace Family Event Programme

Bring the family along to the People’s Palace for a day crammed with fun events and activities!

People’s Palace Family Event Programme

About People’s Palace Family Event Programme

Saturday 7th October: Up Oor Close
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
Come on in and help us decorate our tenement close! Add some colourful Wally Tiles, or maybe a nice window box!

Sunday 8th October: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

October Half Term Events


Thursday 19th October: Mrs Mack in the Dairy
1.30pm – 4pm | Age 2 - 5
Join Mrs Mack in the Buttercup Dairy and play with some of our shop themed toys.

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October: Up Oor Close
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
Come on in and help us decorate our tenement close! Add some colourful Wally Tiles, or maybe a nice window box!

Sunday 22nd October: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

 


Saturday 28th October: Up Oor Close
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
Come on in and help us decorate our tenement close! Add some colourful Wally Tiles, or maybe a nice window box!

Sunday 29th October: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Saturday 4th November: Gunpower, Treason and Plot!
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
The annual fireworks display takes place this weekend on Glasgow Green. Come along and make your own fireworks themed picture!

Saturday 11th November: In Flanders Fields
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
We're creating a special poppy field of remembrance this weekend to commemorate the Armistice Day. Come along and make a beautiful poppy and plant it in our field to remember the fallen soldiers.

Sunday 12th November: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Saturday 18th November: Big Yin's Beards
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
Billy Connolly's beard is one of his most recognisable features! Check out the display of Billy Connolly portraits on the second floor, then have a go at making your own beard!

Sunday 19th November: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Sunday 26th November: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!


Christmas Events


Saturday 2nd December: Step into Christmas
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
With Christmas fast approaching come along to our festive fun filled workshops. Make a bauble for the tree or a stocking for our fireplace.

Sunday 3rd December: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Saturday 9th December: Step into Christmas
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
With Christmas fast approaching come along to our festive fun filled workshops. Make a bauble for the tree or a stocking for our fireplace.

Sunday 10th December: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Saturday 16th December: Step into Christmas
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
With Christmas fast approaching come along to our festive fun filled workshops. Make a bauble for the tree or a stocking for our fireplace.

Sunday 17th December: Hands On At The Palace
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
On Sundays, join us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th December: In With The New
1.30pm – 4pm | Family 5+
Share your memories of Glasgow New Years past in our Memory Book and write your thank you letters to Santa!


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 organised group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for People’s Palace Family Event Programme are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Domestic Bliss

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8th March 2019 - 31st December 2020
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Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

23rd August 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30th August 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
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Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

6th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

13th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

20th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

27th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

4th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

11th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

18th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

25th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

1st November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

8th November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

15th November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

22nd November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

29th November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

6th December 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

13th December 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

20th December 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!

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