a person standing in front of a brick building: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Reopening dates for Glasgow's favourite attractions

Heatworld 9/04/2021 07:34:25 Rob Waller
a person standing in front of a brick building: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum © Credits: PA ImagesKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Two of Glasgow's biggest attractions are going to reopen on the day we get the next major lifting of lockdown with visitors allowed back into Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Riverside Museum on Monday 26th April.

a large stone building with grass in front of a flower with Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the background © PA Images

Glasgow Life has announced the opening dates of more than 90 of its venues, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.

The Emirates Arena will also reopen on Monday April 26.

The Mitchell Library will welcome people again the following day, with other sites such as Hillhead Library, Linn Park Adventure Playground and Glasgow BMX Centre following suit in the subsequent weeks.

a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Riverside Museum Glasgow © Credits: PA ImagesRiverside Museum Glasgow

Visitor numbers will be restricted due to social distancing required indoors, but a number of libraries and outdoor sports venues have already reopened in line with Scottish Government guidance.

Eleven venues operated by Glasgow Life will continue to be used by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as part of the nationwide Covid-19 testing and vaccination programme including the Riverside Museum car park.

Warm welcome back

Dr Bridget McConnell, Glasgow Life chief executive, said: "As one of Scotland's largest charities, Glasgow Life is at the heart of Glasgow's communities.

"We deliver some of the city's most used and most valued services, and we care passionately about what we do.

"The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact, but with the easing of Scottish Government restrictions from the end of April, people will once again be able to access many of the Glasgow Life services they enjoy and rely on.

"Visits will look a little different as we ensure that facilities are safe for everyone.

"We look forward to welcoming people back into our city's museums, libraries and sports facilities in the weeks and months ahead.''

More information on venue reopening can be found at www.glasgowlife.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information.

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