Cookies

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you are giving consent to cookies being used. For information on cookies and how you can disable them visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

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

Home Museums

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. 

 

Follow Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) on:

Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr

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.

 

Group Tours at Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums offer unique experiences for tour groups that will create lasting memories for group visitors. We offer a wealth of history, art and heritage in some of the city's finest buildings. You can choose from the following group tours:

  • Highlights of Kelvingrove
  • Highlights of Riverside
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum Store
  • Research your Family History with Glasgow Archives

Each tour is for up to 20 people per group.

Find out more about what you will discover on each tour here.

We are happy to discuss any other group tour requirements you may have. Please contact us at grouptours@glasgowmuseums.com

‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!

Location

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

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

View Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) on Google Maps

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.