About the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall
Visit the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive at Kelvin Hall.
Kelvin Hall history
One of Glasgow's most iconic buildings, Kelvin Hall opened as an exhibitions centre in 1927. Throughout the 20th century, the building hosted circuses, musical events, sports, and the Glasgow Museum of Transport.
The National Library of Scotland's collections contain a number of items relating to the history of Kelvin Hall, including:
- A map of Glasgow showing the Kelvin Hall site, 1912
- Film of acrobats in the circus at Kelvin Hall, 1969
- Footage from Kelvin Hall exhibitions and events throughout the 20th century
- Details of books about the building's past, searchable with the keywords 'kelvin hall' on the Library's main catalogue.