Festival of Museums 2014

​​Glasgow Museums are taking part in Festival of Museums 2014! Across Scotland, museums and galleries are taking part in a weekend of festivities on 16 - 18 May. You can find out more at www.festivalofmuseums.com


Burrell Collection - Dressed to Kill

Saturday 17 May, 11am - 4pm
Ever wondered how heavy armour was? Or what a corset really felt like to wear? Then come to Burrell Collection as we explore costume in our collection from Ancient Egypt headdresses to Victorian crinolines. Handle armour, get dressed up and take part in a crinoline assault course and more! Join in with  music and dance demonstrations, storytelling and our photo studio too. 

GoMA's Big Big Bus Tour 

Saturday 17 May, 10.30am - 4pm
All aboard GoMA’s Big, Big Bus tour! Bursting with creativity this bus tour is inspired by Nathan Coley’s brilliant installation ‘Lamp of Sacrifice’ (a 3D artwork representing 286 places of worship) which can be viewed in gallery 4. On the different bus tours you will be inspired by our friendly fine artists or architects who’ll be encouraging you to get creative. As the bus winds its way through Glasgow’s city centre, you can hop off the bus taking in some of the city’s iconic religious buildings such as Glasgow Cathedral or the Central Mosque. Once you jump off back at GoMA you will be able to display the work you have created in a special installation around our balcony area while being entertained by a selection of musical performances. Sounds from Gaelic to Gospel music will fill the building and streets. A great day out for all the family, its free and drop in - its not to be missed! Download our bus tour schedule here

You Play The Games at Scotland Street School Museum

Saturday 17 May, 11am - 4pm
Scotland Street will be turned into a giant gaming centre offering a variety of traditional British and international games! Participate in ‘Scotch Hoppers’ a performance project by Stillmotion. ‘Scotch Hoppers’ inspired by childhood street games. If you are feeling creative why not invent your own game or toy using found objects? Using materials we provide and any you bring along such as cereal boxes, plastic bottles and kitchen roll tubes, use your imagination and create your own game? We would like to hear your stories of the games and toys you played with in your childhood! This really is fun and sharing for all the family!

The Great Kelvingrove Tea Party

Saturday 17 May, 11am - 4pm 
Inspired by our newly re-displayed Mackintosh gallery, join us for a tea party! Come along for tea and cakes, with music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Tea party tickets are £5 per person plus booking fee and can be collected on day of event. Tickets must be booked in advance by calling 0141 353 8000, so book your tickets today! 

Or if you love to bake – Why not enter your show stopper cake in our Great 'Glasgow Style' Bake Off! We're asking amateur bakers to take inspiration from the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, and create a cake that looks and tastes great. The winner will receive vouchers for the Steamer Trading Cook Shop in Glasgow and a personalised cake stand. Our panel of experts will judge on taste, technique and design with the winner announced at 3pm on Sat 17th May.  

Please register your entry - DEADLINE EXTENDED THURSDAY 15 MAY, by e-mailing KGLearning@glasgowlife.org.uk. We​ need your name, contact telephone number and e-mail address, as well as a sentence about why you want to take part in the competition! Once registered, you will receive additional information. 

You, or a representative, must be available to bring your cake along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday 17th May between 10am and 12.30pm. Judging takes place that afternoon as part of our Kelvingrove Tea Party event. Take some inspiration from our Mackintosh Gallery here.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre - The Crystal Garden

Saturday 17 May, 11am - 4pm
Help create an evolving installation in our courtyard, get your green fingers going with workshops on planting, growing, the environment and more! 
With workshops for 0-2 years, pre 5s and older children, the Crystal Garden is a family day of invention and creativity – come and have fun with us as we construct, plant, build and grow!

Mini Memories at Riverside Museum

Saturday 17 May, 11.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 3.30pm
Ever used an old Box Brownie, rode a tram, had fun on a Chopper bike or driven a Vauxhall Nova? Come along to preserve a personal memory that will be shared online in a 6 second, creative mini ‘Vine’ video clip, inspired by our museum collections.

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