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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 276 9599
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As featured in Glasgow for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #2 of 170 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went here on a rainy day. It was Free Entry. Beautiful art works. Spent over half a day here, Well worth a visit indeed!!

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, but no clear identity: the exhibits went in so many different directions that we were completely baffled as to the theme of this museum: was it an art? Natural history? Design? Ancient Egypt? and what's this Spitfire airplane doing there, hanging underneath the ceiling?

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Fox River Grove, IL
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum has a good collection of art from Scotland and elsewhere, including a Dali and work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Beyond the art, however, is an eclectic collection including stuffed wildlife and airplanes. Like so many wonderful museums in the U.K., entry is free though donations are gladly accepted (but I never felt "guilted" into donating).

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Scunthorpe
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit but allow at least a morning or an afternoon. There is so much to see. I will be visiting again when next in Glasgow

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Devon, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A wonderful cultural day. Especially seek out the tiny room showing three paintings by an Italian WW11 POW - Lafaruk Madonna.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went there for the Vettriano's exposition and discover the magnificent collection in the Museum permanent gallery. A Must visit if you're in Glasgow!

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Hard to knock a free museum and art gallery. Well worth a look. Managed to catch a recital on the huge pipe organ at 1pm. The Hop On/Off bus is an easy way to get there. We paid 2 extra pounds for the 2 day bus pass.

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Epsom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum could be so much more, however within the first few minutes of looking at a display my father (who is not an expert, but knows his swords) noticed that one sword was displayed back to front and another had the wrong description. The other displays were basic and didn't provide much information about the subject matter, however the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A wild variety of artwork and objects. Nicely presented in a fabulous building. Great pictures by Dali and Rossetti. Don't miss the Spitfire!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The biggest surprise in Glasgow and a must do museum... The collection is very open to The visitors, The atmosphere is extremely nice to look, read and enjoy.. Or how a collection of artefacts is coming alive, without neglecting the mission of The museum... We enjoyed and looked with children's eyes to the art and artefacts... A real must do... More

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