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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Glasgow using our Glasgow vacation planner.
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  • This is Scotland's compact version of the Smithsonian. You could spend the entire day here but it's so nicely marked that if you only want to see something specific, it's easy to find. Nice gift shop ...  read more »
  • The building itself is worth the visit - completed in 1901 in Spanish baroque style, constructed of red sandstone, it sits on the bank of the River Kelvin. I spent most of my time in the painting gall...  read more »
  • We visited the Galleries yesterday to have a wander and arrived just before the organist started at 1pm. James Hunter played 8 small pieces, some of which we recognised, to a great crowd of young and ...  read more »
  • This is place is stunning! Such an enjoyable day out - because you literally could spend the whole day here. One if the best features is how accessible knowledge and the arts are to the community. This museum is free as well, so a great place to take the kids and spark their curiosity. There are several coffee shops within it and nearby. This museum has the added advantage of having a good public transport system, it's also within walking distance of the SECC and to a certain extent, the city centre (maybe almost 2 miles, but an easy walk). Plus, the general location is quite nice.
  • I have been to a few art galleries but this is by far my favourite. What makes it so special is the building itself with its red stones and the surroundings. The architecture inside is stunning. You get a real sense of space and as you walk through the arched alleys you feel transported back in time....especially wandering through the scottish paintings and Renee Macintosh section...what a treat and priviledge !! A very special and grand place!!
  • Absolutely stunning museum, recommended to absolutely anyone, good flboth for adults and smaller kids. The biology/natural sciences section is very cool and well-supplied. Overall great. And it's free!
  • Excellent gallery and museum. Takes around 3 hours to do the whole thing. Free admission and reasonably priced cafe. Nowhere near as extensive as the London galleries and museums but very manageable and worthwhile.
  • As we came upto Kelvingrove Gallery it looked full of fun,music and have been looking forward to seeing the Egyptian Display for over 2 months, So as we wanted to have a light bite to eat i have to say i would'nt go back to the cafe for food or drinks......service was lack there off, wanted to ask the girl that sat us to the table a question but as we got to the table she threw the menu down and walked away, so we waited to ask if we could sit at a table in the other side of the room so we could see out side, and as we did she just looked at us and then said yeah and then walked away, so we got to sit down and the girl came back up and asked what we wanted and we just asked if we could have a sandwich and maybe a portion of chips also and we got told no hot food after 3 so NO. so order took and waiting for drinks...when our food came to the table the guy said what we orderd and then just slapped it down and then walked away so 10 mins later still no drinks, so have to say in total not impressed at all and a big let down .
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