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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
Booking is required for some tours and activities. PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE BEFORE YOUR VISIT.

Contact

0141 276 9300
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

GMRC is the store for the museums' collections when they are not on display at our venues.

It is a vast building with rooms full of fantastic objects, from animals to armour, fine art to fossils, and much, much more. The main collections stored here are Art and Painting, Arms and Armour, Natural History, Technology and World Cultures.

The 17 purpose-built and environmentally controlled storage ‘pods’ house around 1.4 million objects. In fact, only 2% of our collections are on display and the majority of these objects are stored here.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is different – you can explore this very special building and its’ collections through a wide range of tours, talks and activities for all ages, including school visits and events for families with children.

You can arrange to see objects from collections located at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre by either sending a request to the email address navigator@glasgowlife.org.uk or by completing the form. 

 

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Accessible toilets

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cloakroom

Guidedog friendly

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.

Parking

There is a free car park. There are 5 spaces reserved for blue badge holders.

Photography and video recording

Additional information

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is a four star Visit Scotland visitor attraction

Free wifi

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By Train

GMRC is a short walk from Nitshill train station, and the path is clearly signposted. Trains run regularly between Nitshill and Glasgow Central train station with a reduced service on Sunday.

By Bus

First Bus services 10 and 57 stop near the venue.

 

Access to the museum store is by guided tour onlySee the What's on section below for information on tours and workshops or contact the venue for more details.

 

Location

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN

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Glasgow Museums' Collection

The Glasgow Museums' collection is grouped under four key headings - Art and Design, Human History, Natural History and Transport and Technology. The entire collection cared for by Glasgow Museums is recognised by the Scottish Government as a Collection of National Significance

Find out more
GMRC tour of natural history pod. The visitors are being shown a collection of animals models - including a tiger.