The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum is now officially a partner in the second phase of the refurbishment of the Category B listed Kelvin Hall: an amazing opportunity to connect with this iconic space, which is three times the size of Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery.
Early on Friday 11 November, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially re-opened Phase I of the Kelvin Hall after a major £35 million refurbishment. The project is a unique collaboration between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland, to produce a cultural, academic and sporting complex.
Phase II will build on the current partnership, with The Hunterian expected to move into the building, while Glasgow Museums will add to the city’s contemporary art spaces and displays and the city’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh treasures will be shared with the public. There will also be enhancements to the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, events and civic spaces as well as providing a new, exciting home for our extensive and unique collection.
The RHF Museum is the only military museum in the west of Scotland from Cape Wrath to the Borders and reflects over three centuries of the illustrious history of our Regiment, antecedent Regiments and successor Battalion. This incredible story of the soldiers of Glasgow and Ayrshire will be retold within the Kelvin Hall
Glasgow City Council has approved investment plans worth £8.2million at Kelvin Hall, to secure the roof of the remainder of the building and further improvements to other undeveloped areas of the building. The Council will contribute a total of £6.2million to this work and a further £2million from the Scottish Government is to be confirmed as part of the ongoing budget review process.