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Resources for loan

Open Museum Resources for Loan

The Open Museum has a range of different resources for loan. 

Our resources are usually borrowed for use at community events or for display in community venues. All kits and displays can be borrowed for free. 

Please note that the Open Museum does not loan resources to schools or colleges. 

Reminiscence Kits

Delve into these special kits for a trip down memory lane, or to find out what life was like in years gone by.
 
Kits cover lots of themes, including Tenement Life, Shipbuilding and Wartime. We also have kits themed around the '50s, '60s and '70s! Kits coontain original objects, photographs and other material.
 
Find out more about our Reminiscence Kits.

Handling Kits

Our variety of themed kits will let you get your hands on artefacts from Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages and the Stone Age. There are also big beasties and fossilised sea creatures!
 
The kits can give you a unique glimpse into past lives too. Find out what you'd pack in an Evacuee Suitcase, or peek into a Victorian Trunk full of school items from over one hundred years ago.
 
Find out more about our Handling Kits.

Free standing displays

We have a range of free standing museum displays that can be borrowed by community venues throughout Glasgow. 
 
These ready-made displays explore a wide range of themes, including Ancient Egypt, Glasgow's Railway Industry, Polish Culture, and the Popular Music of decades gone by.  
 
If you would like to borrow a display, or would like more information and advice about these resources, please contact the Open Museum directly.​

Table-top displays

A range of displays that can be easily exhibited in smaller spaces at community venues. Displays include Pests and Guests - about the beasties that inhabit your home. Toy Box - exploring toys and games over the years. And The Disappearing Squirrel - about the plight of the red squirrel.
 

If you would like to arrange a loan, or would like more information and advice about these resources, please contact the Open Museum directly.

Download PDF

The Open Museum has a range of different resources for loan, which are usually borrowed for use at community events or for display in community venues. All kits and displays can be borrowed for free.
 
Full details of all resources for loan are available to download in PDF format by following the link on the right hand side of this page.
 
You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your computer to download and view PDF files. You can download this software for free by following the link to Adobe's website.​​​
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