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The Open Museum

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The Open Museum

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 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


0141 276 9300

Woodhead Road, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow, G53 7NN

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We can bring a travelling display to your local shopping centre, library, community centre, care home etc. We welcome your ideas for a pop-up event or a special project.

You can borrow a kit box if you can say yes to all of these:

  • You work with people in a health, care, community
  • You work within the Glasgow City Council boundary
  • You can collect the Kit from Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
  • You can book a friendly Introductory session

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Accessible toilets

Hearing loop

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British sign language introduction to the Open Museum

Wheelchair access

Baby changing

Baby feeding


Photography and video recording

Free wifi

Use the Traveline Scotland journey planner to plan your visit by public transport.

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 every day except Sunday.

By Bus

First Bus services 10 and 57 stop near the venue.


Glasgow stories

  • Cafes
  • Canals
  • Childcare
  • Childhood
  • Cinemas
  • Evacuee Suitcase
  • General Life
  • Glasgow Coat of Arms
  • Holidays
  • Life Celebrations
  • Looking Good
  • A Night Out
  • Parks of Glasgow
  • Pub Culture
  • Schools Then and Now
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shopping
  • Tenement Life
  • Transport
  • Washday

Stories from around the world

  • Animals of the World
  • Before Chinatown
  • Games of the World
  • Pakistan
  • Travel
  • World Religions – Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism
  • World Spices

Themed kits

  • Animal Tracks
  • Archaeology
  • Big Bugs
  • Charms and Amulets
  • Crystals
  • Cycling
  • Fabric of our Society
  • Enigma
  • Folklore
  • Football
  • Fossils from the Sea
  • Medicine Chest
  • LGBT
  • Romans
  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Storyteller’s Luggage
  • Stone Age Technology
  • Visual Eyes

History kits

  • Butter Hands
  • Crofting Life
  • 50s Music
  • The Fifties
  • The Sixties
  • The Seventies
  • The Eighties
  • Golden Oldies
  • Toy Town
  • Up in Smoke
  • WW1
  • WW2

Kit store opening hours

  • Tuesdays from 10am-4pm
  • Wednesdays from 10am-4pm


The Open Museum

Woodhead Road, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow, G53 7NN

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Benny at People's Palace

Benny Lynch was Scotland’s first boxing world champion. The People's Palace has a display dedicated to the Glasgow boxer - drop in during opening hours to see these incredible sporting artefacts including his gloves, trophies, contract and personal items.

Benny Lynch
benny lynch exhibition