The Collection

Discover the variety of paintings and objects in our care
A view down a corridor in the vast painting store at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre with racks of paintings either side

Glasgow Life Museums has one of the largest and finest collections in Europe, which is recognised by the Scottish Government as a Collection of National Significance.

From objects made by ancient civilisations to medieval tapestries to art by the French Impressionists and steam locomotives, the Collection is vast and offers fascinating insights into the lives of people around the world and through the centuries.

Two technicians are preparing to move a large painting wrapped in bubble wrap at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Use our Collections Navigator to discover the full range of Glasgow Life Museums' Collections

Find everything from Picasso and Van Gogh to stuffed elephants and steam locomotives.

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Using the Collection

Ways to engage with the objects and paintings

Managing the Collection

Our policies and guidelines