The Bird That Never Flew

Inspired by the story of St Mungo, create your own flightless bird at the People's Palace in this feathery fun workshop!

The Bird That Never Flew

About The Bird That Never Flew

Do you know that the story of the bird that never flew on the Glasgow coat of arms? Take a look at the coat of arms on the Doulton Fountain and be inspired to create your own flightless birds in our feather-filled, fun workshop!


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.
Events 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 The Bird That Never Flew are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

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The People’s Palace is hosting a community display which gathers together never seen before objects from Benny Lynch’s life and career.
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15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
The People's Palace hold regular workshops for kids, come along on December 15th or 16th and take part in some Christmas Crafts!
Food Festival Launch

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9th January 2019 - 18th January 2019
Food venues around the city will celebrate the annual St Mungo Festival by serving up traditional Scottish and Medieval Fayre during the festival!
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Travel through 1,000 years of the Glasgow story with food and travel writer Andrea Pearson as she leads you on a guided tour to unearth the city’s past, enjoying edible illustrations along the way!
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14th January 2019
Join archaeologist Adrian Cox of the Historical Environment Scotland for a guided tour of the Cathedral, exploring its history and archaeology.
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16th January 2019
Jessica Reid and Theo van Heijnsbergen from the Scottish Literature department at Glasgow University will present and discuss several of the most striking and important saints lives.
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18th January 2019
Celebrate #MUNGOFEST with traditional music from Roddy Hart, Tommy Reilly, Kara Conway and Gerard McGread.

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