Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

Exterior of Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. The centre is a large, white building with big glass windows.

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Free Entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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About Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Regular opening hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 11am-5pm

Telephone  0141 276 9300 

All visits must be through a pre-booked tour.  We are currently offering a limited programme of weekly Behind the Scenes tours and monthly Curatorial tours. More information on tours below.


Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (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 Paintings, 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 at any one time and the majority of the remaining objects are stored here.


Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located on the right, past the reception, approximately 14m from the main entrance. 

Assistance dogs

Hearing loop

Wheelchair access

Baby changing

Baby feeding



Photography and video recording

Free wifi

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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.



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