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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

(4.7/5 based on 9,500+ 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 gallery is sooo beautiful and is a great way to spend an afternoon. my mother and I had tea here, then meandered around the gallery. best of all, it's free, so during our visit to Glasgow we ofte...  more »
  • A lovely afternoon with my kids. I had the opportunity to learn a little more about the history of Glasgow and General history. A great collection. Could use a little more government investment. But it certainly is above average for the effort. Great staff and service. I will come back for sure.
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  • I love my kids. I've loved taking them here for over twenty years but for the first time ever I got to go here alone and it was an experience. I bypassed the animals, the dinosaurs and the big Elvis s...  more »
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  • Proud that Glasgow continues to ensure all its people can access this exceptional art gallery and museum by keeping it free of charge. The temporary exhibitions are always very reasonably priced and always of an exceptional standard. My toddler loves it, it is already an important part of her world, just as it has always been for me and her Dad. Art, sculpture, exhibits, shop, cafe. Non pretentious and breathtaking. Love it.
  • It should be called mixed signals museum. They have educational exhibits (Animals, history, geography, culture...) as well as some modern and classic art. It is a time well spent for all age groups at the end of the day.
  • Very historically interesting. Lots to see and great learning The full size animals are great for children. Great place for families and all. Well worth a visit and it's free. Will fill your morning or afternoon on a rainy day
  • Love it. So much to see and learn about. We often take our 4 year old daughter there, always ahs a great time. The food area isn't bad either. The eating area in the main hall doesn't always have as much stock, so is sometimes worth going to the main canteen downstairs.
  • Lots to see every visit. Love the Scottish Colourists and French art. Salvador Dali painting, Christ of Saint John of the Cross is stunning. Enjoy the organ recital whilst enjoying refreshments in the coffee shop at 1pm each day.