Glasgow Life has revealed its festive opening hours for venues in the city. 

Glaswegians keen to view the city’s museum collection will be able to do so at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Riverside from now until 4pm on Wednesday, December, 23.

Between Christmas and New Year, both venues will welcome visitors from Sunday, 27 until Wednesday, December 30.

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Due to coronavirus restrictions, museum visitors are reminded that while entry to Glasgow Museums remains free, advance booking is essential.

Tickets can be booked online at HERE for up to six people. Kelvingrove and Riverside museums will close on Wednesday, 30, December before re-opening on Sunday, 3, January, 2021.

For fitness fans, Glasgow Club Bellahouston, Glasgow Club Gorbals, Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow Club Scotstoun, and Emirates Arena are all open in the run-up to Christmas - with online classes also continuing on the Glasgow Club website.

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Emirates Arena will open on Sunday, 27 and Wednesday, 30, December, with Glasgow Club Bellahouston and Glasgow Club Gorbals open on Monday, 28, and Thursday, December 31. Glasgow Club Scotstoun is open on Tuesday, December 29.

Swimming sessions are available at Tollcross International Swimming Centre right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, with festive swimming available on Monday, 28 and Thursday, December, 31 at Glasgow Club Gorbals and on Tuesday, December, 29 at Tollcross.

Both gym and pool users are reminded that advance booking is essential for all Glasgow Club activities. Twelve Glasgow Club venues will re-open by Monday, January, 4 following the festive timetable.

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Alongside museums and sports facilities, 11 Glasgow Libraries have re-opened and are operating reduced opening hours.

The Mitchell Library will open from Tuesday – Saturday, 11am–3pm and the 10 other community libraries open Tuesday 2-7pm, and Wednesday - Friday from 11-4pm in the run-up to Christmas. 

All 11 libraries will close on Wednesday, December, 23 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5. A further 12 libraries will also re-open in early 2021.

The Gallery of Modern Art will close on Sunday, December, 20 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. Tramway will close over the festive period until Wednesday 6 January.