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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 276 9599
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free...

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant.

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Kelvingrove, a jewel of a museum and art gallery

We visited during the Xmas break, 4 of us, even though it was busy it did not feel crowded or cramped. Beautiful building, stunning architecture, organ recital at 1pm, music to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited during the Xmas break, 4 of us, even though it was busy it did not feel crowded or cramped. Beautiful building, stunning architecture, organ recital at 1pm, music to lunch by! A cafe at ground/street level & a much larger cafe/restaurant in the basement, well-stocked gift shop, bathroom facilities were clean, there are exhibits aimed at children, as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is all right for an afternoon out but it's nothing like the great European museums where you can spend entire days. You'll find a mixture of old and new, lots of stuffed animals, a few Egyptian objects, a few Greek object, lots of Scottish paintings and a Dalì. There is a really nice cafe' as well. Don't expect... More 

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Bolton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The art gallery & museum are housed in a fabulous building & it is worth a visit to see it. We had four and a half hours and didn't have enough time to see everything. The painting we saw were lovely & very well displayed. We had a snack at the coffee shop which was tasty & well priced. At... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Product: Art Gallery, shop and cafe Location: Argyle Street, Glasgow Overview: This gallery is housed in a beautiful, classical architectural jewel of a building in Glasgow city. We parked up in the cheap on-site car park and walked through the small gardens to the entrance. Entrance is free, with a voluntary donation of £5 minimum, it’s well worth the donation!... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was no shortage of things to see here, everything from Scottish art to dinosaur bones and planes hanging from the ceiling. Great way to spend an afternoon if you want to get out of the cold or rain.

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Museum has been extensively refurbished over the last few years. All of the exhibits have been updated and modernised. To be honest I prefer a traditional type of Museum display of exhibits as opposed to the more modern approach that has been adopted here. However despite all that it is still worth a visit.

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Thank graeme_keith_scott
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really loved this place even as a teenager. There are a lot of resources, with very different types of arts and activities. I would only recommend everyone to keep in mind that this art gallery is huge, so it requires a lot of time if you want to see everything. I wish I had known this detail before actually... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An unassuming but very impressive museum with a diverse and fun offering that captures the imagination. The grounds around are worth exploring as well.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Glasgow museums are free to enter unless it is an extra exhibition, there are plenty of interactive activities and a lovely restaurant ,a shop to buy your momento from your visit, I live in Glasgow and have made many visits to the excellent attraction

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed it very much. Definitely worth a visit. Exhibits were great including the work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Could not help noticing who it caters for kids as well.

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