THE STUDY CENTRE
Talk to staff, use online resources and browse through reference books.
If you don't need step-free access, the easiest way is to enter via the North Entrance at Ground floor Level then go up either the Northeast or Northwest stairs. From the top of either of these, you simply turn 180 degrees (right from the northeast or left from the northwest) stairs and continue up five steps into the Study Centre. Note, there's a handrail to your right at the east entrance.
From here, you can go up either the Southeast or Southwest Stairs, at First Floor level, continue towards the stairs on the north side of the building. If you reach the top of the Northwest Stairs, move right (otherwise left at the top of the Northeast Stairs) and continue (north) up five steps into the Study Centre. Note, there's a hand rail to your right at the east entrance.
If you need the lift, we suggest you come in via the Main Entrance and use the East lift to First Floor Level. Turn right (north), continue to the top of the stairs in front of you and move left). Continue (north) towards the Study Centre, there's a wheelchair lift to your right (east) of the steps.
This is a rectangular space with entrances in the south side and the reception desk between them. There are banks of computers and the Reading Room on the north side.
steps at east entrance|
glass cases of ceramics, wide range of artefacts
reception desk juts north and continues west
wide range of leaflets and objects relating to exhibits throughout the building
glass cases with wide range of objects
gap to steps at west entrance
3 glass cases and sculpture of Melody, jutting north of steps
Native American artefacts|
horizontal poster, Kelvingrove Story|
bank of computers
door to Reading Room
The Reading Room is a carpeted area with computers and a growing range of books and magazines.
glass case, various artefacts|
bank of computers
recess, horizontal poster, Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry 1911
glass cases, armour, various North African pottery|
gate to wheelchair lift, button on right|
rail to steps juts north towards a row of glass cases leading north
Shoes of 18th and 19th Century
sculpture of The Spring Tide of Life
The Seton Murray Thomson Collection|
Sacred Beings – towards the east side at the top of the steps