1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW
1926, Thomas Somers assisted by Thomas Gilchrist Gilmore
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.
Visit during Doors Open Day week to find out more about what there is to see
and do in this historic venue.
National Library of Scotland
Open Tuesday – Saturday.
Visit the Library’s new offer at Kelvin Hall which showcases our extensive digital resources including films, maps, books and manuscripts.
Behind the scenes tours of the Moving Image Archive offered on Saturday 15th September, when films from the 1938 Empire Exhibition and ‘Doon the Watter’ will also be shown.
Tours will begin at the following times: 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Places allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and will leave from the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. There is a maximum of 10 people per tour.
Social History Snippets
Tues 11th and Wed 12th Sept at 3pm
Take a look into the city’s past in the Glasgow Museums store at Kelvin Hall. Join us for a tour and see what unusual objects we have in the collection. Book in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer-led Building Tours
Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th at 11am
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th at 1.30pm
Join us for a tour which takes in the history and heritage of Kelvin Hall and delves into Glasgow Museums stores. Book your free place on 0141 276 1450 or by emailing email@example.com
Please see main description (left & below) for department opening, tour and event times.
Parking: Available at NCP carpark
University of Glasgow
The Hunterian Collections store tours will run on Saturday 15th September at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm 30 minutes.
Max capacity at any one time is 10 Book on the day (first come first served).
Tour meeting point: Hunterian Collections Study Centre.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443