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Kelvin Hall

Built 1926
1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow
G3 8AW

The Kelvin Hall is one of Glasgow’s iconic buildings, sitting in the heart of the city’s West End on the banks of the River Kelvin. Over the years the building has served the people of Glasgow in it’s various roles – from entertainment venue to sporting arena and even wartime factory.
Following an extensive refurbishment in 2016, the venue was once again reimagined. Today is houses state-of-the art gym and sports facilities, as well as cultural and research facilities for Glasgow Museums, the National Library of Scotland and Glasgow University.

Our building tours at 11am and 1pm on Saturday will allow you to explore these facilities and learn more about the building’s story, past and present. The tour will include an opportunity to meet staff from The Hunterian and visit their research facilities. Throughout the day, the National Library of Scotland will also be showing ‘Lost Connections’ in their cinema space. This 15 minute film is a poetic response to the pandemic, exploring the themes of separation, loss and hope.

Tel: 01412761450

Other Information


Nearest Train and/or Subway: Kelvin Hall Subway


Physical Access to Building: Fully Accessible (access to all areas without trouble, including for someone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter)
Further details: Ramped access to main reception area. Most services and facilities on this level, however lift access to upper floor. Doors Open Day tours will take place on ground level only.


Organisation Information:

Glasgow Life’s aim is to inspire the city’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning. We manage 167 buildings in the city including libraries, museums and community venues.
Here at Kelvin Hall we deliver services and facilities alongside our venue partners – the National Library of Scotland and Glasgow University’s Hunterian Museum creating a unique, multi-purpose venue for a wide range of visitors.

Visit This Building

Open Saturday @ 10am till 5pm – No booking necessary

Tours Saturday @ 11am and 1pm – Booking essential  

Tour duration: 45 minutes


To book please email from 1st September, 3pm