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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
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Reviewed yesterday

I wish I had a week to spend here. So much to see. So much to read about. So much to learn. Staff amazing all Very polite and helpful. One very kind staff member made sure we saw a painting before the gallery closed, because...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's the finest Gallery I've been to. State of the Art Architecture. Each corner is worth looking at, worth photographing. Can be spotted from a distance. It's the highlight of Glasgow. The building itself made me go again and again and again. Has a lovely...More

Thank zahra32
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Let me start by saying I am generally not a fan of art museums, and figured I was just an 'art heathan' but the Kelvingrove museum totally changed that. It is the first one I have ever enjoyed, and I absolutely loved it. The exhibits...More

Thank ccmatz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The wet weather forced me to look for indoor pursuits so for this reason I ended up at Kelvingrove. I spent a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours leisurely exploring the museum, enjoying exhibits as varied as a massive spitfire, stuffed giraffe, colourful Elvis statue and a...More

Thank Cowgirlgill
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a spectacular museum housed in an even more fantastic building. It was purpose built, so everything works! Great collection of Scottish artists, but also the Impressionists and Dali's Christ of St. John of the Cross. This museum is well worth your time. We...More

Thank Janus57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When worth a visit and parking available if required ...i loved the MacIntosh collection but something for everyone. ALso good restaurant on lower floor.

Thank rosariolandsale
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lot of nice sculptures; lots of African taxidermy; zebras, giraffes, elephants with a twin engine fighter plane overhead, hence hodge podge. Nice room devoted to Glasgow boys. A striking display for the Dali.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are an art enthusiast and in Glasgow. This is a must see. Masterworks from Renoir to Picasso, Monet to Dali and a fine collection of Glasgow artists. Natural history and and a huge pipe organ that was played at 1pm. Check it out!

Thank annie t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

That the museum is free is definitely a plus! There are free tours offered but I was unfortunately not able to join one, but heard tour guides at a few paintings and they were very informative. I especially enjoyed the Egyptian section.

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in for a quick two hours visit. The displays were child friendly, did the French, Dutch galleries and Mackintosh galleries as well as Dali's crucifiction. Highly reccommend.

Thank Simon D
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Katya I
Hi everyone =) I am planning a visit early April and wanted to see if anyone can give me even a rough guide as to how long could we spend in Kelvingrove? I want to plan ahead and was wondering if I could visit another place also or would this be an almost full day visit? Thank you!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Emma K | Reviewed this property |
It depends if you like to read all the info attached to the exhibits or just browse? You can definitely spend 1/2 day here, especially if you stop for a cup of tea in the cafe. It's set in beautiful grounds so combine with a... More
Maureen G
what and where do icatch a bus to the museum from train station
16 November 2016|
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Response from KelvingroveGlasgow | Property representative |
Hi the numbers 2 0r 3 from Hope Street signposted within Central station.
Mary B
Does the no 2 bus from Coatbridge go to Glasgow's central station
28 October 2016|
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Response from KelvingroveGlasgow | Property representative |
The First bus no2 goes through the city centre at Central station end not Buchanan st however if visiting Kelvingrove stay on the bus until Partick Station Interchange and then either walk back or change on to a number 2,3... More