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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 9599
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Ranked #3 of 142 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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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Popped into Kelvingrove for a quick cultural top up during a hectic visit to Glasgow. I loved seeing many of my favorite paintings in this splendid building made spookily fantastic from the outside at night with it's red lights! (Still free so good to leave a wee donation for the privilege!) Had afternoon tea in the downstairs restaurant, our table... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited to view the Alisdair Gray exhibition, but managed a little time to look round the rest of the Gallery. The Gray exhibition was chargeable, but entry to the Gallery is free (donations requested). Overall, it is a very pleasant place to visit, with some interesting collections. The Gray exhibition was interesting but the "route" could have been more clearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never fails to disappoint. Saturday - an organ recital, kids zone, interesting exhibits and an atmosphere that allows for people to enjoy the museum. Cannot complain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

An exceptionally beautiful building housing so many wonderful artefacts. Shop and Cafe excellent with good Staff. So pleased we visited it - do try it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Good day out for all the family. There are activities for young ones, and interesting exhibits - cafe is nice and would recommend if you haven't already been!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Located on the West side of Glasgow near Partick Signposted The museum had free car parking when I was there. The museum was also FREE The museum holds all types of article that you would expect in a large museum -the sword and arms section is very, very good. There is something that would interest all. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We arrived just as a free guided tour was about to start. The guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable and explained many of the artefacts and their history and provenance extremely well. We could have listened to him for hours! It certainly highlighted many things that were not explained and made for a very interesting and informative 90 minutes. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We spent a whole day there and want to go again because it's so much to see and do . The gardens are beautiful and the Museum it self is like we have never seen before. Kids and adults can have such a good time there. Free entry.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Great interest lovely grounds in the summer Lots to see keeps kids amused all day could take more than one day

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and architecture. Free entry. Loads to see. Interesting for kids and adults. Anyone really. Too bad I couldn't spend longer. I went when it was closing. There was a lot to see.

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