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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
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$19*
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #2 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great * FREE * museum. From "Mummys" to "Knights" to "Spitefire", this really is another place that is great to visit during the long winter days but is also good during the summer months as its nice and cool. You will spend hours going around not just looking at the contents of the museum but the actual... More 

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SouthLanarkshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A fabulous place to spend a few hours or even a day, alone or with friends. Free to visit but please make a donation to help them keep up the good work. Lots of exhibits, plenty of space to move about, free organ recital in foyer everyday at 1 o'clock, with informal cafe nearby. Go downstairs for shops, toilets and... More 

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Glasgow
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157 reviews 157 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I love the museum, but I visited last weekend for the Beatson Cancer Charity Festive Concert. It was such a lovely backdrop to the singers of Glasgow Rock Choir. Beautiful.

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We loved this museum. It is beautiful, has many different things to see featuring both art and history. We especially loved the exhibit about the origins and background of the people of Scotland. We had just come from Iceland and the connection between these 2 countries is old and powerful. Highly recommend it. It's free.

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St Monans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant museum. I visited in October to view The Alasdair Gray Exhibition. I was not disappointed. Well worth a visit and the fee. There is something for everyone at this museum. Don't miss the Scottish Colourists and Salvador Dali's painting.

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Bingley
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Diverse museum but I particularly liked the Art Nouveau displays and the restaurant. Daily organ recitals are a bonus if you hit the right time.

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wollongon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The amazing exhibits, child friendly, knowledgeable staff.Great organ recital at 1pm each day. if going by public transport check out bustop for return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building and stuffed with good stuff, do leave enough time and try to fit in an organ concert

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I used to visit here a lot and have not been since the refurbishment. Still a great place to visit and so much to see. Free entry which is good and you could spend a whole day here and still not see everything. I am not an art lover but you do get to experience a lot more and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A very good museum with a variety of things to see. I liked how a lot of the exhibits were laid out, and my favorite was the one about design. There's something for everybody at this museum, which covers a wide variety of topics. It would also be a great museum for kids, because there are specific exhibits tailored to... More 

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