Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

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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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  • Not only from outside but also from within the Museum is really beautiful. I was surprised that there had to pay for admission.
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  • Admission to the Kelvingrove museum is entirely free (like most museums in Glasgow). Most of the exhibits are fun and geared towards kids, so it’s perfect for children. And for the adults, check out t...  more »
  • We heard about this on the radio, what a brilliant place. The council pay for the upkeep. You are walking back looking at the old buildings. This is so informative and for all age groups.  more »
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  • Free to enter. This museum and gallery is fantastic. It's a great place to visit and see some great art and also learn about some of the nature that you can see in Scotland. It has pieces on display from the Glasgow Boys. If you time it right you may also get to see and hear the great organ being played in an impromptu concert. It's also great to walk through and around the Kelvingrove Park.
  • One of the nicest things is the free admission. Great place for a day out with kids or alone. Has a little bistro if one needed a bite or coffee. Such impressive collection that one day is not enough to see them all. It's always buzzing with people - groups of tourists, families with kids, elderly. Everybody can find something interesting here. One of the absolute must-see places in Glasgow. Offers organ recitals everyday at 1 pm too. And if one gets tired walking, the Kelvingrove Park outside offers a beautiful surrounding to chill out.
  • This art gallery is in a beautiful location with a variety of interesting exhibits. I think anyone can find something here that appeals to them. There are also a couple of cafes inside in case you want a little something to eat or drink. Free admission to the gallery is just an added bonus. Highly recommend for all tourists and even locals as fun outing.
  • Museum is excellent. Has a lot of science exhibits and art galleries also. Could spend up to a half a day here if you take your time. Recommend between 2/3 hours. Like how the content is targeted around Glasgow themes such as the origins of Scottish people. Didn’t have enough time to see the park but might come back and do that.
  • Incredible building. They just don't build them like that anymore. Could spend days here and still not see everything. Very talented Orchestra of mainly young musicians playing when we arrived. Organ recital on later. On both occasions the acoustics were incredible. Planning a return trip soon.
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