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Kelvin Hall

Door open days

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Visit the new National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall, which showcases an extensive digital collection of films, maps, books and manuscripts. Go behind the scenes at the Moving Image Archive and learn how Scotland�s film, video and digital collections are preserved and made accessible.


Parking: Available at NCP carpark

Key Information

Architect: Thomas Somers assisted by Thomas Gilchrist Gilmore

Building Date: 1926

Doors Open Day September 2018:

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: Tue-Sun 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm; 60 minutes

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.
The National Library of Scotland will have a programme of events throughout the week. Please check our website for further details of this.
Saturday 15 September:
Find out more about The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall with a behind the scenes collections store tour.
See the objects not on display in the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery which are kept in our state-of-the-art facility.
The Hunterian Collections store tours (12pm; 1pm; 2pm; 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

On the day booking -

Where to find us

  • 1445 Argyle Street
  • G3 8AW