October Holiday Fun at Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums are running a brilliant (and free) programme of events for families during the October school holidays!

October Holiday Fun at Glasgow Museums

About October Holiday Fun at Glasgow Museums

Saturday 13th October

Animal Carnival Masks
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Explore the animals in the museum, learn about festivals from around the world and create your very own animal carnival mask.

Boats of the Clyde
People's Palace / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
With Glasgow's rich history of ship building, discover how the Clyde has changed through the years and then make your own origami boat.

Sunday 14th October

Animal Carnival Masks
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Explore the animals in the museum, learn about festivals from around the world and create your very own animal carnival mask.

Monday 15th October

Rainforest Prints
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
The natural rainforest is home to millions of living things and has all the colours of the rainbow. Learn all about this tropical environment and create your own wildlife print.

Toys Tour
Kelvin Hall / 2pm - 3pm / Age 5+ / email: kelvinhalltours@glasgowlife.org.uk to book
The Glasgow Museums store at Kelvin Hall is home to many different toys from long ago - and not so long ago! Take a special trip into the store to see if the toys you played with are part of our collection!

Tuesday 16th October

100 years ago family trail
Riverside Museum / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Life was very different 100 years ago. From tram volunteers to Razzle Dazzle ships, follow this paper trail to find out more.

Concrete Block
Gallery of Modern Art / 10.30am - 12.30pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Have fun while experimenting with different arts and crafts inspired by our Jack Knox exhibition! Every day there will be a different project for the whole family to be creative and messy.

Minxing It Up
Kelvin Hall / 1.30pm - 3.30pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Inspired by the antics of Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx, unleash you inner prankster in this mishchievious, crafty workshop!

Rainforest Prints
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
The natural rainforest is home to millions of living things and has all the colours of the rainbow. Learn all about this tropical environment and create your own wildlife print.

Spooky Skulls
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Join us this October holiday week for some spooky Halloween inspired fun in our museum stores, hunt spiders, monsters and shadows.
Take part in our ghost tour then create your own monstrous model skull!

Wonders from the Water!
People's Palace / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Drop-in and find out about some of the weird and wonderful things that have been discovered in the waterways of Glasgow!

Wednesday 17th October

A Wizard's World
Kelvin Hall / 2pm - 3pm / Age 5+ / email: kelvinhalltours@glasgowlife.org.uk to book
Discover some weird and wonderful objects from a world of spells, potions and divination in this magic inspired tour!

Clyde Wildlife
People's Palace / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Discover how the Clyde has changed over the years and test your knowledge of the river and its wildlife in our special quiz!

Concrete Block
Gallery of Modern Art / 10.30am - 12.30pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Have fun while experimenting with different arts and crafts inspired by our Jack Knox exhibition! Every day there will be a different project for the whole family to be creative and messy!

Rainforest Prints
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
The natural rainforest is home to millions of living things and has all the colours of the rainbow. Learn all about this tropical environment and create your own wildlife print.

Wartime on the trams
Riverside Museum / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Who went to war and who worked on the home front? Meet the curator to hear the story of the WW1 Glasgow tram volunteers, women drivers and conductresses. Then, make your own memento to take home.

Witches and Warlocks
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Join us this October holiday week for some spooky Halloween inspired fun in our museum stores, hunt spiders, monsters and shadows.
Make your own magic paper hat and cape and learn some magic tricks after being on our spine tingling spooky stores tour.

Thursday 18th October

Concrete Block
Gallery of Modern Art / 10.30am - 12.30pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Have fun while experimenting with different arts and crafts inspired by our Jack Knox exhibition! Every day there will be a different project for the whole family to be creative and messy!

Ghostly Goo
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Join us this October holiday week for some spooky Halloween inspired fun in our museum stores, hunt spiders, monsters and shadows.
Go on a ghost hunt through our stores before having a chance to make your own ghost slime and other spook-tacular decorations to scare all your friends!

NEW! Wee adventurers on the move
Riverside Museum / 10.30am - 11.15am / 2 - 5 years / Book at museum reception on the day from 10am
Come along and join us in this new toddler session full of stories, songs and messy play.

Razzle Dazzle ships
Riverside Museum / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Meet the curator and the archivist to learn about Razzle Dazzle ships and read the wartime diary entries of Thomas Livingstone. Get inspired by the colourful camouflage patterns to make your own mini ship model.

Rainforest Prints
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
The natural rainforest is home to millions of living things and has all the colours of the rainbow. Learn all about this tropical environment and create your own wildlife print.

Whale of a Time
People's Palace / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Inspired by the whale's jawbones that arch above our staircase, come along and make your own crafty whale in our fun family workshop!

Friday 19th October

100 years ago family trail
Riverside Museum / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Life was very different 100 years ago. From tram volunteers to Razzle Dazzle ships, follow this paper trail to find out more.

Wonders from the Water!
People's Palace / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Drop-in and find out about some of the weird and wonderful things that have been discovered in the waterways of Glasgow!

Saturday 20th October

Tiny Pinch pots and paint
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Model your own pinch pot and decorate with paint. It will reveal a story about place and time, form and function.

Up, up and away!
Riverside Museum / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Invent your own hot air balloon to take away with you. In this workshop we will use a variety of materials to create our own fantasy hot air balloon, imagine where it could take you.

Sunday 21st October

Tiny Pinch pots and paint
Kelvingrove / 1.30pm - 4pm / Age 5+ / Drop-in
Model your own pinch pot and decorate with paint. It will reveal a story about place and time, form and function.

Up, up and away!
Riverside Museum / 1.30pm - 4pm / Drop-in
Invent your own hot air balloon to take away with you. In this workshop we will use a variety of materials to create our own fantasy hot air balloon, imagine where it could take you.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for October Holiday Fun at Glasgow Museums are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Various Venues or Glasgow Museums

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

16th August 2018 - 30th June 2020
The People’s Palace is hosting a community display which gathers together never seen before objects from Benny Lynch’s life and career.
Domestic Bliss

Domestic Bliss

8th March 2019 - 31st December 2020
Domestic Bliss is a new exhibition that brings together works from Glasgow Museums' collection to reflect on GoMA's building history as a former house, Royal Exchange and civic space!
T.Rex in Town

T.Rex in Town

18th April 2019 - 31st July 2019
Step back in time to the Cretaceous period at Kelvin Hall and meet Trix in this once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with a T.Rex!
Wee Creatives

Wee Creatives

29th May 2019
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

31st May 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

1st June 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 5 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

1st June 2019
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Mini Store Hunters

Mini Store Hunters

3rd June 2019
2 to 5 year olds and their grown ups can come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday and Friday of each month!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

7th June 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Mini Store Hunters

Mini Store Hunters

7th June 2019
2 to 5 year olds and their grown ups can come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday and Friday of each month!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

8th June 2019
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

8th June 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 5 to 12 year olds!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

14th June 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

15th June 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 5 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

15th June 2019
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21st June 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

22nd June 2019
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

22nd June 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 5 to 12 year olds!
Wee Creatives

Wee Creatives

26th June 2019
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 June 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

29th June 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 5 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

29th June 2019
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney Retrospective

5th July 2019 - 12th January 2020
A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney will be shown in the UK for the first time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow from 5th July 2019 to 12th January 2020!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

5th July 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

12th July 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

19th July 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

26th July 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

2nd 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

9th 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

16th 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

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!
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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