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National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Step into history of Scotland with an educational day out at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Journey 100 years back in time with an interactive digital experience, featuring films, maps, books and manuscripts. There’s something for explorers of all ages to enjoy!

Kids will have the chance to get hands-on with various exhibits throughout the National Library of Scotland. From film on touch screens, to the fun-packed discovery area showing displays on life in Scotland - there’s plenty to keep your little ones occupied. Who says learning can’t be fun?

Admission to the National Library is free, so you can enjoy your family day out without having to worry about prices. Plus, there will be free family events taking place throughout the summer, including ‘Finding Nessie Hunt’, ‘Pac-Man comes to Kelvin Hall’ and more.  Don’t miss the chance to come and visit!

  • Educational fun for the whole family
  • Interactive displays of Scotland's history
  • Free family events

Opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - 13:30 - 20:00

Closed Monday & Sunday


Free admission!

Travel & Contact Information


Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde, G3 8AW, Scotland

Phone number

0845 366 4629



Click here to visit National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide dogs are welcome

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