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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

(4.7/5 based on 9,000+ 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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  • So much to see and take in allow at least half a day. We were also lucky to hear an organ recital (around 1pm) the vast organ filled every pocket of air within the building. Lots of exhibits to appeal...  more »
  • A friend recently posted from here on Facebook, and the number of Glaswegians still living here or now living away/abroad who immediately responded with love for their favourite childhood haunt was un...  more »
  • The art gallery and museum is probably the best place to take children/young teenagers to whet their appetite for learning. I have taken my children and my grandchildren as part of their childhood and...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful half day here at the Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum, really loved the experience. Its superbly laid out, with many little focussed galleries, telling the story of various artists throughout the ages. The museum section is also very interesting. They also have a wonderful pipe organ there, with performances from time to time, sounded wonderful. There are eateries too, where you can grab a bite to eat. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A must see during your visit to Glasgow. So much selection, you could spend the good part of an afternoon here easily. There is also a sitting area for you to take a break and have a coffee before you continue on the additional floors. Recommended.
  • This museum and gallery must have one of the largest variety to view, it's surroundings are wonderful. Restaurants and gift shops offer wonderful selections of gifts.
  • Happened to be there for one of the lunchtime organ recitals. Really quite spectacular. Free entry to the museum with lots of interesting things to see from history to art to more modern pieces.
  • A must see. Beautiful exhibits, extremely well done. Even if you're not a museum fan, give it a shot, entrance is free (they accept donations), so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!