Kelvin Hall Phase 2

The partners are currently considering options, subject to further fundraising, to create new public exhibition and visual arts spaces at Kelvin Hall in a second phase of development.

Kelvin Hall Phase 2 would provide the opportunity to connect the state-of-the-art storage and The Hunterian Collections Study Centre with expanded exhibition galleries in a new Hunterian at Kelvin Hall. Exploiting the street presence of its new location, The Hunterian would be re-established as a leading Glasgow visitor attraction offering a considerably enriched visitor and student experience.

Co-location of the new Hunterian with expanded facilities for the University’s Special Collections and Archives, would create a vibrant research and learning environment for staff, students and visiting scholars. The longer term vision for Kelvin Hall is to create one of the world’s leading centres for the study of historic and visual culture.

With Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opposite and Riverside Museum nearby, Kelvin Hall offers the opportunity to build a new cultural quarter in the west end of the city of Glasgow. Kelvin Hall Phase 2 would enable the partners to stage international exhibitions and create a world class multiple museum attraction. For the University of Glasgow, the close alignment of Kelvin Hall and the Western Infirmary expansion will form a gateway to the new University and cement the ‘Campus in the City’ vision.

Download the Kelvin Hall Phase 1 and 2 Brochure