Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

4.7
See one of Europe's best publicly owned art collections at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Tour the 22 galleries containing some 8,000 items, such as works from Scottish and European artists and ancient artifacts from around the world. Some of the highlights include one of the UK's best collections of paintings from the Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists, galleries of Scottish art from the Glasgow Old Boys and Scottish Colourists, and artifacts from early Scottish settlements. You can download the museum's tour guide app to help make your visit more informative. The site has a cafe, coffee shop, and cloakroom. Our Glasgow road trip planning site makes visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and other Glasgow attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great visit today to see the Dippy exhibit. Also display of Leonardo da Vinci drawings. Fabulous museum in beautiful location.  more »
  • Fantastic architecture and exhibits. Daily organ recital at 1pm. Visited on Saturday and great to see so many children having fun  more »
  • We visited knowing that Dippy the dinosaur was in residence! Kelvingrove is a fantastic building with many different exhibits and most people would find something here to interest them. We took the fr...  more »
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  • Really very good. Stunning building and very interesting exhibits. It's a museum with a lot to see but not an overwhelming amount. Each room is just the right size. I would highly recommend a visit for any age group. The spitfire is fantastic of course. Very clean and well maintained and not busy during the week unlike all London museums!
  • We went to see the fuss about Dippy, but this museum/art gallery offers SO much more. A superbly impressive building (an exhibit in itself) with lots of thoughtful exhibits, well laid out and I would say would appeal to not just the hardened museum goer (for example a section on Glasgow, the animals and some impressive sculptures). We were fortunate to hear the organ recital as well. Definitely a world class museum and worth a few trips to truly appreciate everything. Very limited parking so suggest park further away or use public transport.
  • I'm originally from Glasgow, Scotland and this is a great place to visit on a rainy day for tourists. Located in Glasgow's prestigious West End. Get off the underground at Kelvingrove, or there is parking at the gallery. Also, it's a beautiful walk from trendy Byres Road. The walk to Glasgow University from Kelvingrove is beautiful in the summer with lush green tree's and in the fall the tree's are changing color.
  • Beautiful building inside and out. Staff very friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely art and there was an organ recital whilst we were there. The cafe was good with great service.
  • I will never tire of visiting this place! From some of the most beautiful and powerful art pieces (Dali blows me away every time) to a wonderful interactive and fun exhibit of natural history and specific Scottish delights, there's something to keep every mind engaged. Most recently, we went when Dippy was there, which added to the majesty of the building and the experience, but even when he's not there, the place blows my mind!
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