National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

Home of the Moving Image and Sound Archive

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed to the public
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed to the public

Kelvin Hall is the home of the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image and Sound Archive. Visit to explore vast collections documenting the past and present of Scotland and the Scots, at home and abroad.

Entry is free and our team will be happy to guide you through our resources.

  • About us

    Find out more about the Moving Image and Sound Archive at Kelvin Hall

    The discovery space, an exhibition area with books and film objects in display cases
  • Collections

    Discover the Moving Image and Sound Archive collections

    A selection of film reels in the stores
  • Learning

    Resources for teachers, schools, researchers and more!

    Children at a table colouring in
  • Research

    Resources for individuals and professionals

Events at Kelvin Hall

Including highlights from the Moving Image and Sound Archive