24 October 2017
Find out what treasures lurk behind the doors of the Glasgow Museums open store!
A treasure trove with over 1 million objects!
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is where we store the museums' collections when they're not on display at our Glasgow Museums venues. GMRC has over 1 million objects under one roof, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Behind The Scenes Tours
Find the amazing museum collections all stored away waiting to be discovered on this behind the scenes tour. Spend an hour discovering this very special building for yourself and some of the highlights of the one million treasures it holds.
Every Wednesday and Friday 2.30-3.30pm
Every Saturday and Sunday 11.30am-12.30pm
Free. All ages. No booking required
Mini Store Hunters
On the first Monday of each month, young children can come along and explore the stores, handle objects, and get creative, with a new theme each month!
First Monday of every month, from 11am-12 noon and 1.30pm-2.30pm & first Friday of every month from 11am-12noon. Free. For ages 2-5 years.
Creative Sundays are fun and informal workshops inspired by the museum collections. Why not come along and try a new craft? No previous experience is needed and all materials are provided! Bring a packed lunch if you like (there is no café facility on site).
One Sunday per month, 1-4pm. Please check with staff or latest dates.
Book in advance: 0141 276 9300 or email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
These playful sessions for little ones take place in our museum stores. Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep everyone entertained.
Sketch and De-stress
Feeling a bit stressed out? Experience the positive effects that drawing can bring with these free monthly sessions. Experiment with new materials and techniques in a relaxing adults-only environment. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
10 March, 21 April, 26 May, 16 June, 21 July, 25 August 2019
2pm -4 pm
Object Viewing Appointment
Is there an object you would like to see? You can arrange to view objects from the collections located at GMRC. Object viewing requests must be made at least four weeks in advance - email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online request form at collections.glasgowmuseums.com/request.html
Macmillan Art and Craft Sessions
Are you affected by cancer or do you know someone who is? These therapeutic craft sessions for adults affected by cancer are inspired by objects from the museum. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.
Last Monday of each month:
Mon 25 March: Poly Tile Printing
Mon 29 April: Jewellery Making
Mon 27 May: Glass Painting
11am-2pm (bring your own lunch)
Special Interest Tours
Looking for a more in-depth experience? On Tuesdays we offer special interest tours! 2.30-2.30pm.
Tuesday 12 March: Glasgow - Slavery and Empire
Tuesday 26 March: Fabulous Fossils
Tuesday 2 April: The Police Collection at GMRC
Tuesday 9 April: The Shell Collections
Tuesday 16 April: Poisonous Creatures
Tuesday 23 April: Fabulous Fossils
Tuesday 30 April: Queen Victoria and her contemporaries at 200
Book in advance 0141 276 9300 or email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Themed Art Tours
Free but booking is essential, 0141 276 9300 or email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
The Impressionist Era - Thu 21 March 2019
Periods in Art - Part 1 - Thu 18 April 2019
The Golden Age of Dutch Masters - Thu 16 May 2019
History of Scottish Paintings - Thu 13 June 2019