Learning & Access
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
Phone 0141 276 9505 or 0141 276 9506

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

Research and Critical Discussion for National 4 & 5 classes, Gallery of Modern Art. This session will encourage pupils to become more confident in expressing critical views on art. They will also produce their own research and ideas sketch book and use i-pads to record their discussions.  

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:​​

*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: 

Nature’s Inspiration - Bring your literacy lessons to life with the RSPB.
(£25 per person)
Thursday 19th March (4pm- 6pm) or Wednesday 25th March (4pm- 6pm)
Kelvingrove Museum / Kelvingrove Park 

Aims of session:-

Many artists, poets and storytellers look to nature for inspiration, but have you ever wondered about the real-life counterparts of many classroom favourites?

What do hungry caterpillars really eat? Is there anything that could frighten an owl? Explore the park to find out the answers to these questions – with a few surprises on the way!

To book please e-mail : 

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 for more information.  

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



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