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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Address: Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 276 9599
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Today
11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free...

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant.

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Wide ranging museum.

All sorts of interesting things on display - not sure of the theme sometimes but that makes it more fun. The Dali is worth a class look. Try to be there at 1 for the organist... read more

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All sorts of interesting things on display - not sure of the theme sometimes but that makes it more fun. The Dali is worth a class look. Try to be there at 1 for the organist - fascinating, especially with the video link showing his hands and feet.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended to see this museum and art gallery, so glad we did it was outstanding such a variety well laid out with first class descriptions and explanations unlike many. The Glasgow school art particularly good. Nice cafe , also there was an organ recital. Good for children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to see Salvador Dahli's Christ of St Johns Cross painting in particular. It is amazing. The whole gallery is a place that needs to be seen. Internally and externally the architecture is breathtaking. Two cafes for when you need a sit down. From Sir Roger the elephant to the Mark 2 Spitfire there is something for everyone. When you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. It is free but the do have a donation box. Can spend a good few hours in the museum learning and seeing a lot. I grew up visiting this museum and I still go back time, time and time again. What have you got to lose. Go and Explore

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the majority of the museums in the UK, this museum is free. For that reason, including if you are not a museum fan, a visit is totally deserved. If you are fan you will spend there at least a day but if your aren't, with 2 hours you can browse the most important things. Your have modern and antique... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited the Museum for the first time in many years. It was wonderful to see some of the artefacts I recalled from previous visits as well as a host of new items. A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting museum.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully maintained gallery & museum. Allow lots of time because it is large. The basement cafe serves good food to break up the day.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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I saw a play there and it is a beautiful building and area. I love the architecture and would go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this fabulous place to see the Alphonse Mucha exhibition which was wonderful and well worth the £5 charge. But we took the opportunity to wonder round the rest of this fascinating building and it's eclectic collections. So much going on and it was great to see so many people enjoying this place.

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit in (ahem cough) 40+ years. Still awed by the size and eclectic range of exhibits on show. Worth going to see and admire the Dali Christ of St John on the Cross which cannot fail to move anyone of religion or none by it's beauty.

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