Image of Kelvin Hall at dusk

Transforming Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall is a much-loved and iconic building in Glasgow’s West End. It has had a variety of purposes over its lifetime, from exhibition hall to factory to sports arena to museum. Together with Glasgow Life (the city’s culture & sports) and the National Library of Scotland, we have transformed the landmark building. It is now a new centre of excellence for research, teaching, public engagement and health and wellbeing.

Through the University at Kelvin Hall, alumni, staff, students or members of the public can:

  • examine objects in The Hunterian collections, both physically and through the digital portal;
  • participate in lifelong learning courses in archaeology, art history, Egyptology, philosophy or creative writing;
  • undertake a wide range of collections-based postgraduate programmes – developed in collaboration with cultural and creative sector employers – within the fields of art history, cultural policy, film studies and ancestral studies (the first postgraduate degree of its kind in the world);
  • complete professional development courses for museum and gallery staff, enabling them to build their careers through accredited modules, from apprentice level to programmes that develop sector leaders;
  • gain access to new research and teaching labs, conservation studios, research and seminar rooms, conference suite and dedicated postgraduate study space;
  • take part in tours and public engagement activities.‌

Opening of Kelvin Hall

First Minister of Scotland, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, officially opens Kelvin Hall, 11th November 2016. 

Opening of Kelvin Hall