Kelvin Hall

Twilight Tour: Memorialising Kelvin at 200

Twilight Tour: Memorialising Kelvin at 200
Free - ticket required
Dates and times
19th Jun 2024
5:15PM - 6:00PM

Collecting and memorialising are intertwined. The Hunterian has collected and conserved the instrumentation and effects of Lord Kelvin in order to memorialise him, and it memorialises him precisely because it has collected so much of his stuff. 

Join curator Nicky Reeves in exploring the material traces of Lord Kelvin and the uses to which they are put, from prototype instruments that show work in progress, to underwhelming memorabilia that has been treated almost as relics. This will be an opportunity to engage with The Hunterian's substantial collection of Kelvin material not usually on display in the Museum.

Free, but ticketed. Please book here

Accessible toilets

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

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

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant


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.

Visit the Kelvin Hall website. A unique partnership between Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland sees this historic and much loved venue transformed into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence providing access to collections, temporary displays, teaching and research, alongside a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club health and fitness centre.

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