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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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10:00 - 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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Artistic treasure in Glasgow

A really wonderful museum. Lots to see and a world class collection of art and exhibits. We concentrated on the art galleries. A lot of thought had gone into the displays and each... read more

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really wonderful museum. Lots to see and a world class collection of art and exhibits. We concentrated on the art galleries. A lot of thought had gone into the displays and each gallery told a story in an intellegent and interesting way. Lots of Glasgow boys and Rennie Macintosh which isn't exactly my taste but the international collection includes... More 

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Colchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited whilst on holiday in Glasgow prior to moving on to Scottish Highlands. Very interesting Museum with lots to see. Items were arranged nicely with good explanations as to their individual relevance. Children would love this Museum as the Animals were impressive. Cafe on site although small it did have good range of drinks and snacks. Lots of paintings... More 

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Alness
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits from all over the world. Hard to put into words as there is so much to see. A bit confusing at times to find your way around but if you pick up a floor plan at the entrance you should be ok. Very educational and well set out. Allow plenty of time, at least 2 hours, to take... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One day hardly touches all of the fabulous events and exhibitions, so much to see good guides available. Terrific Scottish historical items, a selection of art from Scotland and worldwide. My favorite is the famous Dali, including a presentation on the restoration of the damaged work. Concert each lunchtime is the icing on the cake. The subway system will take... More 

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Hereford, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good museum with free entry, a bit of something for everyone with lots of different exhibits and things to see

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I been to Kelvingrove hundreds of times and it's one of my favourite places to go in Glasgow. For those who have been many times before it is probably the smell ( not unpleasant!) that you notice and remember first. It's been the same for decades and it brings back memories of going as a child. The building itself is... More 

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London
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having limited time in Glasgow, I got diverted to this museum for a snack en-route to the Mackintosh House. However, I found the contents so interesting that I abandoned going to the Mackintosh House. Has a good cross-section of exhibits - mummies, stuffed animals & a lovely art collection. Can also recommend afternoon tea in the basement cafe. I managed... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum has so much varieties in terms of the different themes of halls that it is definitely worth a visit. Coming from a Manchester (which is also known for her museums), I have to admit that this museum (there is definitely more stuff than just an art gallery) gave me a better experience. The fact that it is free... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Crucifixion by Dali is well worth the visit. The rest of the museum is a general mix of stuffed animals, natural and art history and Scottish art work which I did not know about. Enjoyed learning and seeing images by the Glasgow Boys. The museum itself needs an update but the cafe is top notch and the building that... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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Three generations visiting and all thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the Kelvingrove and we would certainly return - we didn't even have time to visit the Comic exhibition. Well laid out and good descriptions given - we really enjoyed the Scottish wildlife section. The building itself deserved more time to be appreciated that we had! We visited during the... More 

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