Ageing Well Programme - Outreach and Handling Kits

The Open Museum outreach service
Photograph showing individual people at an event run by The Open Museum.


Open Museum Outreach Service

The Open Museum is Glasgow Museums’ outreach team. We take objects from the museum collections out to communities across the city, so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.

In particular, we work with communities who may find it difficult to visit our museum venues.

Would you like us to be involved in your next project? We can develop workshops and offer support to make your ideas happen! We can develop projects working in partnership with communities and offer talks and activities in community venues. Find out more.

Open Museum Handling Kits

Our very popular loans service offers over 80 handling and reminiscence kits full of objects from Glasgow’s cherished museum collections.

Whether used one-to-one or with a group, the kits can inspire reminiscence, oral history, storytelling and creative activities.

Our kits have been used very successfully in care home settings and in dementia care contexts. Kits can be borrowed free of charge by organisations and groups in Glasgow, and can be facilitated by our museum staff if required.

Find out more about out Handling Kits.

For more information about the Open Museums, outreach and handling kits, please email or call 0141 276 9300.

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