Kelvin Hall

Creative Writing Workshops with Michael Deerwater

Creative Writing Workshops with Michael Deerwater
Free - ticket required
Dates and times
Every week on Wednesday from 15th May 2024 until 22nd May 2024
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See age restrictions

This May we will host two creative writing workshop for young people aged 16-25 at Kelvin Hall. Those interested can attend one, or both workshops. 

Free, but ticketed. Please book here

15th May 

Historic Footage, New Stories: finding inspiration in the NLS archives 

In this workshop you’ll learn to explore the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image and Sound Archives, discovering sights and sounds from across Scotland’s history. Taking inspiration from what you find, and supported by University of Glasgow-based writer Michael Deerwater, you’ll use your observations and experiences to begin crafting your own story. 

22nd May 

Museum Store-ies: creating new tales from the collection 

Telling the stories of the objects in Glasgow Museums' store is usually a curator’s job. In this workshop, it’s yours. You’ll roam our rows of art and artifacts and, supported by writer and University of Glasgow researcher Michael Deerwater, imagine new tales for the items you discover.

Accessibility guides

The Kelvin Hall Visual Story can be found here.

Other accessibility information

Please note that only assistance dogs are permitted within the building. 

Kelvin Hall has a dedicated quiet room that can be used for prayer or for those needing a calm space. It is located on the ground floor beside the Sports Hall, please ask staff for directions. 

Sensory bags which include ear defenders are available for visitors to use during their time in Kelvin Hall. These can be collected from reception. 

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor. There is changing places toilet. 

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system. 

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch our  British Sign Language introduction to Kelvin Hall.

Wheelchair access

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception.

Baby changing

There is a dedicated baby changing room near reception, please ask staff for directions. The Play n' Climb has its own toilets with additional baby changing facilities. 

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

The Café at Kelvin Hall is a bright open space, located on the left hand side as you enter the building. There is a combination of booth seating and tables. It's a great space to meet friends, catch up before a class or grab a takeaway coffee before a walk through the West end. 

The Kelvin Hall café serves breakfast, lunch, kid's meals, cakes, coffee and cold drinks. 

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am-5pm


The car park on Bunhouse Road is managed by City Parking. Charges are as follows:

Mon-Sun 8am-6pm

  • 1 hour £1.60
  • 2 hours £3.20
  • 3 hours £4.80
  • 4 hours £6.40
  • 5 hours £8.00
  • 10 hours £10.00

Mon-Sun 6pm-8am, £2 flat rate.

There are spaces reserved for blue badge holders, free of charge with no time restrictions. For car park enquiries please contact 0141 276 1830.

Photography and video recording

Please follow this link to read guidelines on photography, filming and sketching in all Glasgow Life Museums.

Free wifi

Location Map

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

Kelvin Hall is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station


The nearest subway station is Kelvinhall.

By bus

First Bus services 2, 3 and 77 all stop outside the museum.

By Car 

Kelvin Hall is situated on Argyle Street, around 6 minutes from the M8.

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