The fact that Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery has recently been attracting more visitors than any other museum in the country, including the best in London, does not surprise me, and what's more its free to visit (donations encouraged).
It sits on the edge of leafy Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow's bohemian West End, and is overlooked by the rather grand edifice of Glasgow University on the hill above.
The museum has recently benefitted from a multi million pound renovation and I found the building itself just as wonderful as the contents within, with its ornate Victorian stonework, marbled and tiled halls, arches and elevations.
It is also convenient for an onward visit to the Museum of Transport right across the road, another favourite of mine and a great place to take all the family.
Kelvingrove is full of paintings, sculpture, ancient artifacts and so much more, but it is displayed in a modern and sometimes entertaining style and exhibits often gave me a good giggle. It's also a great place to head with your camera, as it seemed perfectly acceptable for me to click away to my hearts content, though I didn't use a flash, as that would perhaps bother the other visitors.
I've been a couple of times since it re-opened last year, and plan to go again. Its that sort of place.
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