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Learning & Access
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
Phone 0141 276 9505 or 0141 276 9506
museums.schoolbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk

Nurseries & Schools

Glasgow Museum welcomes school and nursery groups to all its venues. We offer an extensive programme of curriculum-linked sessions delivered by our experienced team of Learning Assistants and freelance specialists. These sessions​ use our wonderful collections to develop skills, knowledge and understanding. Browse our brochures on the right hand side of this page to see what’s available this yea​r.

New sessions this session include: 

Round in Circles, delivered in partnership with SPT, where classes travel to the Riverside Museum on the subway and have the opportunity to meet a train driver

World War 1the first Home Front an interactive session at the People’s Palace, looking at the impact war had on the people of Glasgow 

Secondary Design at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where students use the natural history collections to inform imaginative and original design solutions

We recommend that all your visits are booked in advance. Please book your visit in advance. Get in touch with our Learning and Access team by calling 0141 276 9505 or 0141 276 9506 or emailing to book your day: museums.schoolbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk​​

*NEW* Teacher Resources

We have a broad range of pre and post-visit resources, teaching packs and information sheets for teachers. Remember to book your museum visit in advance, even if you’re taking your group round yourself. Browse our Teachers Resources here

Continuing Professional Development 

Glasgow Museums provide CPD sessions for nursery, primary and secondary teachers.

Forthcoming Session: 

Built Environment: Tues 25 Nov, 4pm at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Delivered in partnership with the Civic Trust, this session for secondary art teachers looks at the ways we can support the teaching of the built environment within Art Departments at all levels.​  

Aims of session:-

To highlight our new and unique partnership session with the Civic Trust

To showcase the new Built Environment session being developed at Kelvingrove Museum, and the proposed outcomes this will have for pupils participating in it

To allow teachers to participate in some of the practical activities which will feature in the new session

To reflect on feedback from schools who have participated in pilot sessions 

We will be engaging through photography, map making and critical journeys with the museum’s collections and stunning architecture providing the stimuli. We will be joined by a photographer and architect from the Scottish Civic Trust on the night.

Please book by contacting May.McGurk@glasgowlife.org.uk or by calling 0141 276 9505/9506 

Annual Art Competition

Our annual art competition has been running for over 100 years. Between January and the end of May each year, pupils visit any one of our museums to paint or draw. Winning entrants attend a prize giving and have their artworks featured in an on-line exhibition. Find out more

Museum Champions 

The Museum Champions are a group of Glasgow-based primary teachers who meet three times a year and help shape our learning programmes. Find out more 

Children’s University 

All of our museums are learning destinations for the Children’s University. Ask at the museum enquiry desk for your learning activity and remember to have your Passport to Learning signed before you leave.

Visit www.childrensuniversity.co.uk for more information.  


Go back to the main Learning page here.​​​​​

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