Weekly Building and Store Tours
- Dates and times
- Every week on Saturday from 10th Jan 2023
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
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.
The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor. There is changing space.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
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.
There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception.
Cafe or restaurant
The car park on Bunhouse Road is managed by City Parking. Charges are as follows:
- 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
At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.
Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip
Kelvin Hall is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station
The nearest subway station is Kelvinhall.
First Bus services 2, 3 and 77 all stop outside the museum.
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.