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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.
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.
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.
‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.
There is a page for each of our 9 museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.
Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.
Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.
Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!
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.