Ageing Well Programme - Groups

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Photograph showing a group of people looking at and discussing a handling box.



Age Well group sessions

Glasgow Museums offer free Age Well sessions for groups of older adults and care homes.

These relaxed visits offer the opportunity to explore our displays at a slower pace with a member of our learning team. You can handle real museum objects and have a cup of tea or coffee and chat. Sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of your groups and are available to book throughout the year in the following venues:

  • Riverside Museum
  • The Burrell Collection
  • Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)
  • Kelvingrove Museum
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Kelvin Hall

To book please call 0141 276 9505 / 9506 or email

For advice on planning a visit with a group, download our handy guide:

Advice for group leaders


Dementia Friendly! 

Our staff have all undertaken Dementia Friends training.

Are you a community group, but not older adults?

Your Museum is a new programme at Glasgow Museums, offering free guided sessions for Glasgow community groups who would benefit from some assistance when visiting our museum venues.

During a Your Museum visit, your group will be met by a member of our learning team. The session will include object handling, learning more about our displays and a cup of tea or coffee. Visits can be adapted to meet the needs of your individual group.

Please contact / 0141 276 9505 / 9506 (weekdays only) and your enquiry will be directed to the relevant museum contact. Please allow a few weeks’ notice as we tend to get booked up far in advance

Staff Training with partner organisations 

Glasgow Museum staff have all undertaken Dementia Friends training with Alzheimers Scotland and recently Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) have delivered Communication and Stroke Experience training for our Learning and Access team.

If you cannot come out to our venues and would like to find out more about our outreach programme or borrow our loan kits please see here.


Glasgow Memories

Why not reminisce and use our Glasgow Memories book from the comfort of your home?

This digital book can be used with your group or as one-to-one conversation starter.  There is something for everyone to relate to with themes such as hobbies, music, transport, sport and holidays.

Glasgow Memories Digital Book

For additional resource have a look at our digital resources.


Care worker training

If you are interested in attending one of our training sessions, please see here.


Venue Storyboards

You might wish to familiarise yourself with the museum and its facilities before you visit using our visual storyboards.

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