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Weekday Wonders: Glimpses of Glasgow Cinemas 1908-1974

Join curator Neil Johnson-Symington for a whistlestop tour of Glasgow's picture houses as revealed through a selection of bijou treasures from the Kelvin Hall stores.

Weekday Wonders: Glimpses of Glasgow Cinemas 1908-1974

About Weekday Wonders: Glimpses of Glasgow Cinemas 1908-1974

Join curator Neil Johnson-Symington for a whistlestop tour of Glasgow’s picture houses as revealed through a selection of bijou treasures from our Kelvin Hall stores.

Meet at reception. Please note that bags and jackets cannot be taken into the stores, secure storage is provided.

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Burrell Bites

Selected dates between 10th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Enjoy a specially curated talk about the history and context of a new object(s) from the Burrell Collection each week, delivered by Curators, Gallery Assistants, Volunteer Guides and more!

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Themed Tours at The Burrell Collection

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 19th December 2024

Join the Burrell Collection's expert Volunteer Guides as they take you on a journey through the collection with free themed weekly tours.

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Saturday Art Club

Selected dates between 13th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 5 to 12 year olds!

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Kelvin Hall Building Tour

Selected dates between 13th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!

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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

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Andy’s Man Club at Kelvin Hall

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 23rd December 2024

Andy's Man Club meets every Monday at 7pm in the Activity Space at Kelvin Hall... come along for a brew, a biscuit and a chat.

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Discover! Weekend Sessions

Selected dates between 10th February 2024 - 29th December 2024

Join The Burrell Collection each weekend for a free drop in family session where you can get hands on and find out more about the collection through crafts, music and object handling!

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Glasgow Life Museums Annual Art Competition

19th March 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow Life Museums' prestigious Annual Art Competition is open to children aged 3-18 who are invited to visit their museums to paint or draw!

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Mini Museum Explorers at The Burrell Collection

Selected dates between 21st March 2024 - 19th December 2024

Do you know an intrepid explorer who would love to get involved with a mix of structured and free play? Join The Burrell Collection for their Mini Museum Explorers sessions!

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Discover

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 30th June 2024

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Mini Museum Explorers at GoMA

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 16th June 2024

Join GoMA for an exciting adventure at their Mini Museum Explorers event, where little ones can embark on a journey of discovery and imagination!

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Star Wars Walkabout at Riverside

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 16th June 2024

The Imperial Army have released Stormtroopers to patrol the grounds of Riverside Museum... meet them as they surround the building!

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BEATS Film Screening with Q&A

29th May 2024

The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall delighted to be screening the award-winning film BEATS (2019) followed by a Q&A with Kieran Hurley who wrote the original play.

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Glasgow Science Festival: Women’s Transforming Role in the Home

6th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Reflections of Play is a new display curated by Ruby Davidson, a University of Glasgow student. Located in Kelvin Hall's Avenue, the exhibit features a furnished 1930s Dolls' House.

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Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

6th June 2024 - 7th August 2024
Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow Museums have a whole 'Summer of Fun' planned to keep the whole family entertained across the Summer Holidays!

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Glasgow Science Festival: Family Crafts: Showbox Diorama

Selected dates between 6th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

Come make a Showbox Diorama at the Moving Image & Sound Archive, National Library at Kelvin Hall.

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Glasgow Science Festival Crafternoon: Interior Design

8th June 2024

Using archive films of the changing designs of the city's housing as inspiration, this 'domestic dioramas' family workshop will give you the chance to create your ideal home in miniature.

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Twilight Tour: Memorialising Kelvin at 200

19th June 2024

Kelvin Hall welcomes you to another Twilight Tour where curator Nicky Reeves will explore instrumentation and effects of Lord Kelvin collected by The Hunterian.

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Mini Museum Explorers - Doon The Water

20th June 2024

Set sail for creative play, songs and stories on trips doon the water by boat at Riverside Museum's Mini Museum Explorers session on Thursday 20th June!

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Weekday Wonders: Objects from the Kelvin Hall Collection

25th June 2024

Come along to meet the Glasgow Life Museums Learning Team and examine the wide variety of wonderful objects in the Kelvin Hall kit and learn about the stories behind them.

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Scottish Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Day

29th June 2024

Visit Riverside Museum and see a range of iconic Jaguar cars through the decades, from the 1950's up to the present day, brought to you by the Jaguar Enthusiasts Clubs in Scotland.

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Fair Friday: Going Doon The Watter

12th July 2024

The Moving Image and Sound Archive are opening their doors this July for a fun packed afternoon for families celebrating Scotland's tradition of going 'doon the watter' in the summer!

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Archaeology and Art

21st August 2024

In this workshop, you will find out about some of the amazing prehistoric archaeology collections Kelvin Hall hold at the museum stores.

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