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Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

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

Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

About Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

6th Jun 2024 to 7th Aug 2024
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Various Locations Glasgow
This is a free event
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Glasgow Science Festival at Riverside Museum
6th - 16th Jun 2024
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Join the team at Glasgow Science festival for dozens of free activities right here at Riverside Museum!

Explore how Glasgow's Transforming through the themes of transport, innovation, engineering and technology. Test your spatial skills building LEGO, play ‘laser golf’, try build your own perfectly balanced bridge and act out a comedy script with a robot.

The Glasgow Science Festival team will be here daily from 6th - 16th June between 11am and 3pm.

Activities change daily, so please check out the Glasgow Science Festival website daily timetable for all updates!


Star Wars walkabout at Riverside
15th - 16th Jun 2024
11am - 5pm
The Imperial Army have released Stormtroopers to patrol the grounds of Riverside Museum! Meet them as they surround the building! Photo opportunity! May the Force be with you.

Catch the Star Wars team at Riverside doing walkabout on 15 and 16 June - 11am - 4pm.

Characters appearing subject to change


Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
15th - 16th Jun 2024
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Find the Glasgow Science Festival team in the centre hall at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, with free activities linked to the collections and their theme Glasgow’s Transforming.

Go on a treasure hunt, explore the world with virtual reality, play a rocket launch game and discover languages spoken in Glasgow.

Please check the Glasgow Science Festival website for more information on the activities.


Riverside Museum: Mini Museum Explorers - Doon the water
20th Jun 2024
11am - Midday & 1pm - 2pm
Mini Museum Explorers sessions are back at Riverside. A fun, creative session aimed at under 5s and their grown-ups. The sessions give children a chance to explore museum themes through objects play, STEM and art activities along with music and stories to discover more about the museum objects.

Doon the water - Set sail for creative play, songs and stories on trips doon the water by boat! We will be looking at boats, wildlife and finding treasure!

This session takes place on Thursday 20 June 11:00 -12:00. It is also on at the later time of 13:00 - 14:00. Drop in. Free to attend. No booking required.


Scottish Jaguar Enthusiasts' Day 2024 at Riverside Museum
29th Jun 2024
10am - 4pm
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.

There will be E-types – the most beautiful car in the world according to Enzo Ferrari himself, Classic XK – the 120, 140 and 150, Jaguar Saloons such as the Series XJ as well as Mark 2 and S-types. Representing the present day there will be XK8 and XKR, plus F-type, and SUV style Jaguars. As well as this there will be Saloons, Coupe, Convertible and racing machines, showcasing the Jaguar Heritage.

It's a must for all car fans! See all of this all outside Riverside Museum for one day only.


St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art: Discover - Window Art Sun Catchers
29th - 30th Jun 2024
1.30pm - 4pm
Inspired by our fab stained glass let’s make our own window decorations.


Provand's Lordship: Wonderful Weaving
1st - 4th Jul 2024
1.30pm - 4pm
Learn how to make a simple weave from recycled fabrics. We’ll also discover from where and how people got their clothing in the ‘olden days.’ Have fun and take your weave home!


Burrell Collection: Around The World
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2nd July - 8th Aug
1.30 - 4.00 pm
Join us at the Burrell over the summer holidays for a whole host of free family activities including arts and crafts and sporty sessions. We will be getting inspired by the collections and finding out where in the world these items came from. Perfect to put you in the mood for summer holidays, exciting destinations and adventures!


Kelvin Hall: Badge Making
2nd, 23rd & 24th July
1.30pm - 3.30pm
In this session you can make badges from recycled materials. Why not take inspiration from some of the museum objects in the displays at Kelvin Hall?


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Summer under the waves
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2nd July - 8th August
1.30pm - 4pm
Discover more about our marine collection and the stories they’ve inspired, then create your own deep sea inspired wonder.


Gallery of Modern Art: Offerings to the Earth
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2nd July - 7th August
1.30pm - 4pm
Throughout the summer we offer workshops inspired by our current exhibitions, including “Offerings for Escalante”, by Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien, part of Glasgow International. Activities will range from collage to clay and recycled materials sculptures.


Glasgow Museums Resource Centre: Hands-on History at GMRC
Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July and 6th August
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Come and explore our amazing collections at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and discover more about life in the past, from medieval knights to Roman soldiers. Get up close to real objects and take part in fun, hands-on activities.


Provand's Lordship: Echoes of the past
7 July and 27 July
11am - 4pm
Go back in time and join Virginie and Glen of Living History Scotland Ltd and hear the wonderful sounds of 16th century Renaissance music and song from the court of James V and Mary Queen of Scots. Listen to the soothing sounds of the lute, Renaissance guitar and historic Scots and French songs All this in the stunning surroundings of Provands Lordship Glasgow’s oldest house.


Kelvin Hall: Circus Animals
9th, 10th, 30th & 31st July
1.30pm - 3.30pm
In this workshop you can make papercraft elephants, inspired by historic images of the circus at Kelvin Hall.


St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art: Patterns and Prints
9 and 10 and 14 and 15 July
1.30pm - 4pm
Inspired by the printed patterns around the museum, make an original printed picture or gift card. Surprise someone special with a lovely handmade present! Try a variety of printmaking techniques.


Kelvin Hall: Animal Prints
16th, 17th July and 6th August
1.30pm - 3.30pm
The 'Animal Print' workshops are an introduction to poly-tile printing, where participants can make animal prints inspired by the collections in the museums stores at Kelvin Hall.


Provand's Lordship: Dress Back in Time
16-18 July and 20-21 July
1.30pm - 4pm
Who doesn’t love to dress-up in period costume? Have fun becoming a Lord, a Lady or even a naughty jester. Then pose for a selfie portrait. You can also dress your own dolly peg and make a lavender Tussy Mussy to take home!


Riverside Museum: Fire Engine Rally
20th - 21st Jul 2024
10am - 4pm
Join us for the Fire Engine Rally! Enjoy the sight of these magnificent fire fighting machines of the past and present in all their glory at Riverside Museum. Climb aboard vintage vehicles, take the wheel and get that all important selfie!

This event is a collaboration in association with the Scottish Fire Brigades Heritage Trust.


St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art: Wheels on Fire
23-26 July and 28-29 July
1.30pm - 4pm
We’ll make a mini chariot with recycled materials, then decorate it with symbols and ‘go faster stripes’ before imaginative play! We will discover the meanings of wheels (and circles) in world faiths too!


Provand's Lordship: Tiny Wee Worlds
30 and 31 July and 3 and 4 August
1.30pm - 4pm
Using real moss, succulent plants and mini landscape rocks, you’ll make a mini terrarium. You can then decorate and personalise a lid for your small bottle or jar. Your terrarium world will become an enclosed ecosystem!


St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art: Dance to your own drum
6th - 11th Aug 2024
1.30pm - 4pm
Using recycled materials, we will be making different kinds of musical instruments from all over the world inspired by objects on display in the museum.

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

Take part in a range of drop in arts & crafts activities at Glasgow's oldest house, the Provand's Lordship, on selected dates through the year!

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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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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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