Glasgow Museums are exciting places for families – whether it’s a chance to learn together or just have a fun day out. Across our 9 venues there’s something for everyone!
Our family workshops and events are all listed in our What’s On brochure which is issued every 2 months. Have a browse here to see what’s coming up.
Here’s a summary of our regular programmes:

Weekend programme:

  • There’s something on most weekends at our venues for families. These tend to be drop-in except for GMRC which is pre-bookable.
  • GoMA’s popular Saturday Art Club takes place every week from 10.30 am – 12.30pm and is suitable for ages 3 – 12 years. No need to book, just come along to our rooftop studio and get creative!

Holiday Programme:

We run sessions Monday – Thursday, usually in the afternoon, every Spring, Summer and October holiday. Check the related documents for our next holiday programme or look at the What’s On guide. Remember to check if it is drop-in or bookable.
Pre 5s: Our programmes for pre-5s include...
  • Toddler Time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum every Friday at 11.30am. Songs, rhymes and stories for 1 – 3 year olds. No need to book.
  • Wee Creatives at GMRC runs monthly and is suitable for under 2s. Developing creativity and curiosity for parents and their babies. E-mail GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk. for forthcoming dates and bookings. 
  • Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Every Tuesday at 11.30am. No need to book. Suggested donation £2.

Self-led trails

We have some activity trails available to pick up at our venues:
  • Rainforest Explorer Backpacks at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – suitable for ages 5+
  • Toucans and Lollipops – Road safety activity booklet for 4 – 7 year olds 
  • Palace Patter trail at the People’s Palace
  • ’25 Things to do in Glasgow Museums Before You’re 5’. Complete the tasks across our venues and collect stickers as you go. Ask for a copy at any of our museums. 
  • Access to a phone or tablet? Why not download our Global Treasure Hunts for Kelvingrove Museum and Riverside Museum? For more details click here!

Children’s University

If you are participating in the Children’s University scheme, you can collect stamps at our museums. Please see the downloadable document on the right hand side for details of the tasks at each of our venues.
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