- Donations welcome
You can donate at the venue or online.Make A Donation Online
The Glasgow Museums' store at Kelvin Hall holds up to 400,000 objects that are not currently on show 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.
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.
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|Tuesday||6:00am - 10:00pm|
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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.