Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

About Glasgow Museums

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Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see the latest in contemporary art, or simply meet a friend for coffee, there is a museum for you!

Admission to all our museums is free, most have café facilities and a shop, and we warmly welcome children. A small entry charge may apply to some temporary exhibitions. The National Trust for Scotland manages Pollok House on behalf of Glasgow City Council and charges apply during summer months.

The museums opening times are 10.00am - 5.00pm, except Fridays and Sundays, when the museums are open from 11.00am - 5.00pm.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and The Burrell Collection are open to the public daily.

Scotland Street School Museum, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Provand's Lordship, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and the People's Palace are closed to the public on Mondays however the Winter Gardens, adjacent to the People's Palace are open 7 days a week.

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Upcoming Events at Glasgow Museums

Coming into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs Of Glasgow

Coming into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs Of Glasgow

4th March 2022 - 4th March 2023

The 'Coming into View' exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery celebrates the work of amateur photographer Eric Watt through the mid-late 20th Century.
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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 20th April 2022 - 21st December 2022

Glasgow Musuems 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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Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Selected dates between 5th July 2022 - 7th December 2022
Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow Museums hold regular Mini Museum Explorer sessions for 3 to 5 year olds where they can explore the collections with their parent or carer!
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Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH

Situated in the heart of the city, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world!
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is a purpose-built store for Glasgow Museums' collections when they're not on display in the venues.
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Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AW

Kelvin Hall stands on the banks of the River Kelvin opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow.
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AG

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is one of both Glasgow's and Scotland's most popular free attractions boasting an extensive collection of over 8000 objects displayed across 22 themed galleries!
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Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre G40 1AT

The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.
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Provands Lordship

Provands Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RB

Step back in time and discover Glasgow's unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city... The Provand's Lordship!
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Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
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Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB

Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.
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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH

The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.
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The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

Housed in its purpose-built home surrounded by beautiful parkland, The Burrell Collections is ranked amongst the most significant civic museum collections in the UK!
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More Art Galleries in Glasgow

Tramway

Tramway

25 Albert Drive, Glasgow South Side G41 2PE

Tramway is an international art-space that commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects.
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is a purpose-built store for Glasgow Museums' collections when they're not on display in the venues.
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M Gallery Glasgow

M Gallery Glasgow

7 Keith Street, Glasgow West End G11 6QQ

M Gallery Glasgow provides an exhibition space and a rich programme of workshops and events for all ages!
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Wasps Artists Studios: Hanson Street Studios

Wasps Artists Studios: Hanson Street Studios

77 Hanson Street, Glasgow East End G31 2HF

With over 40 years worth of expertise, Wasps are the UK's largest provider of affordable studio space for artists and creative industries!
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Trongate 103

Trongate 103

103 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

Trongate 103 is a centre for the arts and creativity based in Glasgow's merchant city.
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Glasgow Print Studio

Glasgow Print Studio

Glasgow Print Studio Trongate 103, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

Printmaking is a creative activity that can be enjoyed by all and Glasgow Print Studio provides opportunities for everyone to experience, enjoy, learn and develop skills in the art of printmaking!
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Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

University Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0RG

The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh!
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Six Foot Gallery

Six Foot Gallery

Pentagon Business Centre Washington Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 8AZ

Six Foot Gallery provides a platform for contemporary art practitioners, nationally and internationally.
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Project Ability

Project Ability

Trongate 103 , Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

Project Ability is a visual arts organisation which creates opportunities for people with disabilities and people with mental health issues to express themselves and achieve artistic excellence.
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New Glasgow Society

New Glasgow Society

1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8TL

The New Glasgow Society (NGS) is a civic society promoting, protecting and raising interest in the City of Glasgow, through campaigning, discussion, projects...
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Popular Events

FREE Open Air Cinema at QPA
Open-air cinema returns to Queen's Park Arena this summer with a selection of 'Cults & Classics' themed films including The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and Big Trouble in Little China!
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The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a seventh year with 13 nights of live music from of Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Pixies and many more!
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Baltic Street Adventure Playground Summer Holiday Programme
Baltic Street Adventure Playground is running a holiday programme until 13th of August, Tuesday to Saturday. It's free to attend and has lots for the kids to do!

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