Kelvin Hall Reopening Information

How does the latest Scottish Government guidance affect Kelvin Hall? (17 Nov)

In light of the Scottish Government announcement that the city of Glasgow will move to Level 4 in Covid-19 restrictions, Kelvin Hall will close to the public from Friday 20 November at 6pm and all outdoor fitness classes will be suspended until at least Friday 11 December.  

  • there’s no need to contact us individually
  • we will NOT be charging any direct debit in December
  • annual (pre-paid) memberships will be extended by a month
  • refunds for any bookings made online will automatically be refunded
  • any payments made at venues can be refunded at the venue to the card used
We’ll keep a close eye on government guidance and be ready to bring you all the fun and fitness Glasgow Club has to offer, just as soon it’s safe to do so.
Most of you have been able to enjoy some of the benefits of Glasgow Club membership since September and we’d like to thank you so much for your support in November when we collected our first payment since March. 
We will continue to offer activities online ( including our free remote and online support for older adults and those with health conditions which is only possible thanks to your kind donations. If you’d like to make a donation to support Glasgow Life with transforming lives through sport and physical activity click here. 




The phased reopening of Kelvin Hall is now beginning. Information for each partner can be found below, however this may change in line with government advice. 

Please note that face coverings are required to be worn within the venue, unless you are exempt under the Scottish Government's exemptions list. 

Glasgow Club

The gym at Kelvin Hall is due to reopen the week beginning 21st September.

Opening Hours will be as follows:

Monday to Friday: 6am - 10pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 6pm 

A booking system will be in place, with time slots for the gym and fitness class bookings available in advance. This can be booked online or via the Glasgow Club app.

Please note that changing facilities and lockers will not be available. Masks should be worn when entering the venue (unless exempt) but can be removed during physical activity. 

Glasgow Life is currently working on a phased reopening of some venues across the city. While Kelvin Hall will reopen, the Soft Play and Clip ‘n’ Climb facilities will not open immediately as a thorough process must be followed to ensure a safe return for users. Similarly PlayGym and Gymnastics classes will not restart at present. We will update customers when a reopening date is confirmed.

Find out more on the reopening of Glasgow Club gyms, including information on restarting your membership and general FAQs here


National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive

The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall is planned to reopen on Tuesday 22nd September. For information on what to expect in the venue, visit their website here. The National Library of Scotland also has an online programme of workshops, check out our What’s On Section to see what is coming up.

Opening Hours will be as follows:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Many resources can also be accessed online remotely, visit the National Library of Scotland website for more details.

Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums are not currently running any workshops at Kelvin Hall, however they are participating in an online programme.

Check out our Facebook Page for a Tearoom Treats recipe each Friday, and the What’s On Section of our website for details of any online workshops.

Some Glasgow Museums such as Kelvingrove and Riverside have reopened to the public. Admission is free, however timed tickets must be booked in advance. Find out more about Glasgow Museums reopening here


The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow reopened on 18 August. Admission is free, however timed tickets must be booked in advance.

The new opening hours are:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 11am - 4pm

The Hunterian Art Gallery will reopen on 22 September and tickets will be available soon. The Mackintosh House remains closed for now because of physical distancing regulations.

Find out more and book tickets on the Hunterian Website


Kelvin Hall Cafe, Clip n' Climb and Soft Play

The Café on the ground floor of the venue, along with the Clip n' Climb, Soft Play and Soft Play Café all remain closed at this time. We will update our website when this changes. 

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