Kelvin Hall

Weekly Building and Store Tours

Weekly Building and Store Tours
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Tickets
Free
Dates and times
Every week on Saturday from 10th Jan 2023
Check venue opening times
Age
Adult

Join our volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store. Our tours are a great way to learn more about the history and heritage of Kelvin Hall. Visitors can also see how this iconic building is being used today. 

Dates and times
Wednesday: 5.15pm
Saturday: 11am

Tours are free but places must be booked in advance on eventbrite

Please note tours may not run every Wednesday and Saturday due to other events in the building. Please pre-book to secure your date and place. 

Bags and jackets cannot be taken into the stores. Secure storage is provided. 

Accessibility guides

The AccessAble guide can be found here

The Kelvin Hall Visual Story can be found here.

A floor plan for the venue is available 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

Parking

Paid parking is available at the Bunhouse Road car park. The car park is managed by City Parking.

There are spaces reserved for blue badge holders close to the entrance of Kelvin Hall on Bunhouse Road as well as on street parking, where standard charges apply.

Bunhouse Road Car park has facilities for electric car charging as part of the ChargePlace Scotland public network.

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

We encourage visitors to use public transport or active travel to access Kelvin Hall where possible.

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

Kelvin Hall is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station

Subway

The nearest subway station is Kelvinhall.

By bus

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

By Bike:

Kelvingrove Park forms part of the Kelvin Walkway, which links with the Glasgow Loch Lomond Clydeway and the West Highland Way.  The venue can be easily reached by bicycle and bicycle parking is available to the front of the building.

By Car 

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


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