Riverside Museum

Glasgow Life Museums' Art Competition for Young People

Glasgow Life Museums' Art Competition for Young People
Dates and times
19th Mar - 4th Jun 2024
Check venue opening times

Calling all budding young artists!

Glasgow Life Museums’ prestigious Annual Art Competition is open to children aged 3-18 who are invited to visit our museums to paint or draw. From Egyptian artefacts to Victorian transport, and contemporary art to medieval armour, our collections have something to inspire all ages and interests!  

Participating venues for 2024 are:


·     Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

·       Riverside Museum

·       Gallery of Modern Art

·       The Burrell Collection

·       St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art



How does the art competition work?

·       Young people aged 3 – 18 years old can participate, either as part of a school group or in their own time

·       Artworks can be created using any drawing materials including pastel, pen, crayon or water-based paint. Paper must be A2 sized or smaller. Pencils only at The Burrell Collection please

·       Entrants must bring in their own materials but are able to borrow clipboards from the museum

·       Artworks must be created within the venue and should be handed in at the museum enquiry desk before you leave. Remember to complete a label with your child/pupil’s details and attach to the back of the entry. Labels will be available at participating venues.

·       Entries are judged within age bands and medal winners will be invited to an award ceremony in the autumn

·       All entries must be submitted by Tuesday 4th June at the latest.



The Annual Art Competition is generously supported by the Friends of Glasgow Museums 

The images attached are medal winners from the 2023 competition.

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for Riverside Museum on AccessAble

Further information can be found on Euan's Guide website

Accessible toilets

Changing Places Facility Available during opening hours. No key required. Situated on the ground floor near reception and adjacent to male and female toilets.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

Hearing loop available within venue.

You can also visit our British Sign Language and International Sign Video Library here to watch a welcome video for every Glasgow Museum.

Wheelchair access

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts.

Baby changing

Baby feeding


Cafe or restaurant


Current rates:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-2 hours £5.00
  • 2-3 hours £7.50
  • 3-4 hours £7.50
  • 4-5 hours £10.00
  • 5-6 hours £10.00
  • 6-7 hours £10.00
  • 7-8 hours £10.00
  • 8-9 hours £10.00
  • 9-10 hours £10.00


Maximum stay 10 hours

Overnight Flat rate 6pm - 8am £3.00

The proposed charges will increase to the following on 1 April 2024


  • Up to 1 hour £3.00
  • 1-2 hours £5.00
  • 2-3 hours £7.50
  • 3-4 hours £10.00
  • 4-5 hours £10.00
  • 5-6 hours £10.00
  • 6-7 hours £10.00
  • 7-8 hours £10.00
  • 8-9 hours £10.00
  • 9-10 hours £10.00


Maximum stay 10 hours

Overnight Flat rate 6pm - 8am £3.00



Photography and video recording

Please follow this link to read guidelines on photography, filming and sketching in all Glasgow Life Museums.

Free wifi

View Riverside Museum on Google Maps.

Use Traveline Scotland to help plan your journey via public transport.

The nearest Train station (PTK), Subway station and Bus station can all be found at the Partick transport hub, also known as the Partick Interchange, around 0.6 miles from the museum. There are signposted walking routes from there to the museum.

The lines for the train station run through the Low-Level platforms, at Glasgow Central (GLC) and Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ).

The closest Subway station to Glasgow Central is St Enoch’s.

The closest to Glasgow Queen Street is Buchanan Street.


The 100 service operates from George Square South, stop 609973, every 45 minutes starting approximately 10.20am daily. The service is operated by Community Transport Glasgow. View the timetable here 

Visit the City Sightseeing website for more information on the city tour services. 

Cycle parking is available at the west side of the museum. 

EV Rapid charging station available in car park. 

Please note: If you are coming into Glasgow by train and planning to use a PlusBus ticket, the sightseeing buses are not covered.

The Next Bike bicycle hire scheme is also in operation around Glasgow, with locations to pick up and drop off around the city, including at the Riverside.  

If you use a Taxi or private-hire car, there is a drop off point beside the car park. Disabled visitors can be dropped off at the front door, access is via the slip road barrier.

In case it is of use to anyone in your party, the AccessAble website has some useful accessibility information.

If using a Sat Nav for directions, we recommend you enter “The Riverside Museum” rather than the postcode.

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