Frequently Asked Questions about the Open Museum

Below are some questions and answers to help you find out more ​about the Open Museum.

If you would like to contact us, please phone 0141 276 9300, fax 0141 276 9305, email Phone 0141 276 9381, email
What does the Open Museum do?
The Open Museum takes Glasgow Museums' collections beyond the museum walls and out into the community. The Open Museum has many reminiscence kits, object handling kits and exhibitions available for loan.

This free service allows Glasgow's citizens to borrow museum objects and create their own displays.
Do we need any special skills to be able to borrow objects?
No. Our staff are here to give support and advice.
How do I find out about the volunteering opportunities with Glasgow Museums?
A volunteering update is emailed to people interested in volunteering. It lists all of our current opportunities. To join the list, or to find out more information, send your email address to the Volunteer & Placement Co-ordinator. Phone 0141 276 9381, email You can find out more on our Get Involved section.
Can Glasgow Museums give me information or advice on valuations and conservation information for my antiques?
No. You can make enquiries and requests to view objects held in storage through our Collections Navigator. However, it is not our policy to give valuations on antiques or other items.
Visit the Collections Navigator
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