Scottish Aluminium

From 12 March 2024
Kelvin Hall
Free entry

Aluminium is a metal that transformed the world. Light, strong, and versatile, it is used for a huge variety of products, from drinks cans to saucepans and trains to aeroplanes.

Aluminium is also an important part of Scotland’s industrial heritage. The British Aluminium Company, known as British Aluminium (BA), was founded 130 years ago in 1894. From 1896, aluminium made in Scotland was used across the UK and around the globe.

This display explores the story of the British Aluminium Company, its deep roots in Scotland and historical links to the British Empire.


  • Scottish Aluminium is at Kelvin Hall from 12 March 2024.
  • Open Monday–Friday 6.30am–10pm, Saturday 8am–5pm and Sunday 8am–8pm. Please check our Opening Hours page before you visit.
  • Scottish Aluminium is on the Avenue.
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