Kelvin Hall

A gym, accessible museums store, national archive and research and study centre all under one roof.
Photograph showing the outside of Kelvin Hall

The Glasgow Museums' store at Kelvin Hall holds up to 400,000 objects that are not currently on display in our venues. These include items from the Glasgow history, archaeology, furniture and education collections. Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Cranston tearooms are also stored here.

Access to the museum store is by guided tour only. There are changing displays on the main avenue and we regularly organise special events and workshops.

Kelvin Hall is a multi-purpose venue and is also home to collections from National Library of Scotland and The Hunterian, as well as a Glasgow Club sport facility. Find out more from the Kelvin Hall website at the link opposite. 

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Join us for a tour of Kelvin Hall to learn more about the history and heritage of the building. Find out more and book your place via Eventbrite.

Green Tourism

Kelvin Hall has achieved a Gold Award from Visit Scotland's Green Tourism scheme. We are assessed against a rigorous set of criteria, including energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more. The award acknowledges good environmentally-friendly practice and is a recognised hallmark of 'green quality'. We're proud to be playing our part in ensuring Scotland is a sustainable tourism destination for the future.

Photography and video recording

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

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