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Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall stands on the banks of the River Kelvin opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow.

Kelvin Hall

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1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AW
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This unique partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland sees this historic building into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence providing collections’ storage, teaching and research, alongside a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club health and fitness centre.

Safe, secure and publicly accessible museum storage is being created for the internationally-important Hunterian and Glasgow Museum’s collections. Around 1.5million objects, currently stored in various locations around the city, will be relocated to the new facility. This includes the only surviving complete suite of interiors by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Mrs Cranston’s Ingram Street tearooms which will undergo conservation works in public view. The National Library of Scotland’ will also be partners in the project which will provide a new home for the Moving Image Archive as well as access to the Library's extensive digital collections.

Upcoming Events at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall Building Tour

Selected dates between 13th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!

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Andy’s Man Club at Kelvin Hall

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 23rd December 2024

Andy's Man Club meets every Monday at 7pm in the Activity Space at Kelvin Hall... come along for a brew, a biscuit and a chat.

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BEATS Film Screening with Q&A

29th May 2024

The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall delighted to be screening the award-winning film BEATS (2019) followed by a Q&A with Kieran Hurley who wrote the original play.

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Glasgow Science Festival: Women’s Transforming Role in the Home

6th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Reflections of Play is a new display curated by Ruby Davidson, a University of Glasgow student. Located in Kelvin Hall's Avenue, the exhibit features a furnished 1930s Dolls' House.

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Glasgow Science Festival: Family Crafts: Showbox Diorama

Selected dates between 6th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

Come make a Showbox Diorama at the Moving Image & Sound Archive, National Library at Kelvin Hall.

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Glasgow Science Festival Crafternoon: Interior Design

8th June 2024

Using archive films of the changing designs of the city's housing as inspiration, this 'domestic dioramas' family workshop will give you the chance to create your ideal home in miniature.

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Twilight Tour: Memorialising Kelvin at 200

19th June 2024

Kelvin Hall welcomes you to another Twilight Tour where curator Nicky Reeves will explore instrumentation and effects of Lord Kelvin collected by The Hunterian.

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Weekday Wonders: Objects from the Kelvin Hall Collection

25th June 2024

Come along to meet the Glasgow Life Museums Learning Team and examine the wide variety of wonderful objects in the Kelvin Hall kit and learn about the stories behind them.

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Fair Friday: Going Doon The Watter

12th July 2024

The Moving Image and Sound Archive are opening their doors this July for a fun packed afternoon for families celebrating Scotland's tradition of going 'doon the watter' in the summer!

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Archaeology and Art

21st August 2024

In this workshop, you will find out about some of the amazing prehistoric archaeology collections Kelvin Hall hold at the museum stores.

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