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Open Museum Glasgow : Nitshill Building

Nitshill Open Museum by CBC: Development in Strathclyde, western Scotland

Open Museum Nitshill

The £7m Open Museum at Nitshill houses around 200,000 exhibits. It opened in 2003.

Address: Open Museum, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN

Phone: 0141 276 9368

This Nitshill building is the main storage centre for Glasgow’s art & artifacts that are not on display.

Completion of the Open Museum was essential prior to work on the £25m Kelvingrove Museum building upgrading project (see photo below).

Kelvingrove Gallery
photo : David Barbour / BDP

CBC were the design and build contractor for the facility. The building comprises an area of 70,000 sqft with storage space, workshop facilities, offices and exhibition area.

CBC were also reportedly responsible for the Metropole Building on Clyde Street in Glasgow.




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Nitshill Open Museum – page

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