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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  • We were with a group tour, so we had only two hours to view the exhibits. The museum is spacious and exhibits have plenty of space for viewing paintings. We spent most of our time with the Impressioni...  more »
  • The building is incredible inside and out. I could just sit in there and drink coffee and marvel at it all day. The organ is beautiful and although we were not there at 13:00 there is apparently a nic...  more »
  • First time we have ever been here & we really enjoyed it. We would highly recommend this place to anyone,wheelchair friendly.  more »
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  • Easy to get to as buses from Buchanan Street bus station stop outside. Enjoyed the organ recital at 1pm but it barely lasted 30 mins. Would have been nice to have another organist on an hour or so later. Interesting to see Glasgow photos of the past and how they lived when times were hard. Plenty of seating if the legs start complaining and as it's free entry a decent half day out.
  • Great museum (free entrance) with a nice standard historic collection and several smaller exposition. A very nice building, mostly targeted to a younger audience but some times they also have something interesting for adults. One of the best museums in the city!
  • One of the best museums I've ever been to, great varied exhibits (especially for children), the art is spectacular, and the decor is beautiful. To top it off there's free music and tours throughout the day. Be sure to check the opening times! It opens from 10am and free tours are at 11am, organ recital is at 1pm which is a good time to go to the cafe as it's a great view! (Not too hard to get a table on a weekday). The food is mostly packaged sandwiches and baked goods, but overall pretty good for a museum cafe and reasonably priced.
  • Some great art, I enjoyed it very much. I'd have liked to have been without kids for it, I'd probably have seen more, but they seemed to enjoy it. Natural history stuff was good too. It'd be easy to spend the whole day there I'd think. Half the toilets seemed to be out of order, no price board for cafe, beautiful building.
  • Kelvingrove is a marvelous establishment. Huge range of exhibits, there must be something to suit everyone. Wonderful organ played daily at 1pm. Good coffee and scones & well stocked shop. Occasional exhibitions are well presented.

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