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

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!
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TASTE!

TASTE!

18th February 2020 - 31st August 2020

TASTE! is an exhibition of artworks from Glasgow Museums’ collection displayed alongside material from our archive!
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Clara Ursitti: Roots/Routes

Clara Ursitti: Roots/Routes

26th June 2020 - 24th January 2021

Glasgow-based artist Clara Ursitti presents 'Roots/Routes' an exhibition of new work following research residencies with communities in North Eastern Ontario, Canada.
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Coming into View: Photographing Glasgow

Coming into View: Photographing Glasgow

27th June 2020 - 27th July 2021

The 'Coming into View: Photographing Glasgow' exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery celebrates the work of amateur photographer Eric Watt through the mid-late 20th Century.
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Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

Selected dates between 21st July 2020 - 25th August 2020

Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
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Art Book Cub

Art Book Cub

Selected dates between 25th July 2020 - 22nd August 2020

In the beautiful setting of the Gallery of Modern Art the Art Book Club meet once a month to discuss a selected fiction book connected to the current exhibitions!
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make@GoMA

make@GoMA

Selected dates between 26th July 2020 - 23rd August 2020

Come and create your own objects through drawing, illustration, printing, sewing and making at make@GoMA!
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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

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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GoMA Talks & Tours

GoMA Talks & Tours

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
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Mindful Art Sessions

Mindful Art Sessions

Selected dates between 2nd August 2020

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join GoMA and explore your creativity in a safe, non-judgmental space while experiencing a guided meditation and reconnect with your body and sensations.
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Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Selected dates between 4th August 2020

Kelvingrove Art Gallery are hosting a series of talks focusing on their newly acquired 17th Century Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray, by renowned artist John Michael Wright.
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Tea and Tour Tuesdays

Tea and Tour Tuesdays

Selected dates between 4th August 2020

Explore a different theme and a new museum each month at one of Glasgow Museums' Tea and Tour Tuesdays!
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Open Studio

Open Studio

Selected dates between 5th August 2020

Join GoMA for one of their Open Studio creative sessions and explore simple mark making techniques, unleash your creativity and unwind!
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Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Selected dates between 7th August 2020 - 18th December 2020

Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
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GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

Selected dates between 13th August 2020 - 27th August 2020

Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
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Related Links

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, which was built in 1471...
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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

Please note: The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for refurbishmentThe Burrell Collection is part of Glasgow Museums and is free to...
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More Art Galleries in Glasgow

The Glasgow Gallery

The Glasgow Gallery

182 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 4HG

The Glasgow Gallery is a contemporary art gallery on Bath Street in Glasgow City Centre, which was established in 2017.
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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow City Centre G1 3NU

The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile.
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The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

Please note: The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for refurbishmentThe Burrell Collection is part of Glasgow Museums and is free to...
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The Pipe Factory

The Pipe Factory

42 Bain Street, Glasgow East End

The Pipe Factory is a space for art which is dedicated to the production and dissemination of artists work and ideas. We run a public visual arts and...
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Awestruck Art Gallery

Awestruck Art Gallery

75 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank G81 1BL

Awestruck Art Gallery is an independent Gallery just outside Glasgow which opens the public’s eyes to a diverse range of art mediums including painting...
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By Distinction Art

By Distinction Art

100 Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8TB

Based in the heart of Glasgow's West End, we are specialists in contemporary Scottish art, unique contemporary jewellery .After over 30 years success...
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Compass Gallery

Compass Gallery

178 West Regent Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 4RL

Compass Gallery, Glasgow's longest established Contemporary Art Gallery has built its longstanding reputation for supporting the careers of the newly...
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The Young Gallery

The Young Gallery

112 Sword Street, Glasgow East End G31 1SF

The Young Gallery, based in the East End of Glasgow is Scotland's only dedicated gallery space for children up to 12 years old. Impact Arts deliver a...
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Glasgow Print Studio

Glasgow Print Studio

Trongate 103 , Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

Fine arts printmaking is a creative activity that can be enjoyed by all and Glasgow Print Studio provides opportunities for everyone to experience, enjoy...
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Hidden Lane Gallery

Hidden Lane Gallery

1081 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8LZ

The Hidden Lane Gallery opened its doors for the first time in early November 2009. In the former hearse and limousine garage of the local funeral undertakers...
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