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“Time well spent”

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Glasgow's West End Private Tour
Ranked #1 of 275 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Time well spent”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Really enjoyed the few hours we spent here. A really beautiful building, with some very interesting artefacts. We spent most of our time in the Glasgow and Scottish sections, learning about the history, architecture, art and development of Glasgow. We particularly enjoyed the 'Glasgow Boys' paintings and those of the Scottish Colourists. However, there were many other areas for people with other interests.

Entry was free, but donations are accepted - well worth supporting this lovely place , if you can.

The on-site cafe was very reasonably priced and there was a small but varied selection of inviting food for lunch. An added bonus was that there was a recital on the beautiful organ at lunchtime, so we were treated to a free concert.

Will definitely visit again.

Visited July 2014
Thank ed51
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Didn't Quite "Get" It”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The museum houses an eclectic collection in a beautiful building. There are many interesting artifacts, but the museum on the whole feels a little tired and the mission of the museum slightly lost in translation. With free admission, you won't lose anything by stopping by, but I wouldn't cut something else out of your trip to make room for this.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This museum and art gallery has something for everyone: a history of Glasgow and its peoples; internationally renowned works of art, such as Dali's crucifixion of Christ, dinosaurs and furniture by Rene MacIntosh. Entry is free and there is a good cafe/restaurant in the basement, which has reasonably priced and wholesome food (I can recommend the haggis!) Allow a good couple of hours to go around.

Visited July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Nice to go with family on a beautiful day”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I really like this place because there is so much to see and do. I will be bringing my family here again :-)

Visited May 2014
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Buckeye, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I couldn't wait to visit this museum gallery it did not disappoint ! What a treasure ! Thank you for letting me enjoy all your treasures I took lots of pictures so I wouldn't forget anything if I were able to visit Scotland I will be back.

Visited October 2013
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