Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

Free entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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0141 276 9300

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

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is open

Opening hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 11am-5pm

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.

Behind the Scenes tours are back!

Find the amazing museum collections that are all stored away waiting to be discovered on our weekly behind the scenes tour. 

Spend an hour discovering this very special building for yourself and some of the highlights of the 1.4 million treasures it holds.


Tours are held every Wednesday 2.30-3.30pm, starting 20 April 2022

Booking is essential, please email or phone 0141 276 9300 to book your place.


You can also arrange to see collection objects located at GMRC by either sending a request to the email address or by completing the form. 


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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

Additional information

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

View the Accessibility Guide on AccessAble – the new name for DisabledGo.

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.


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.

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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

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