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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Beautiful architecture surrounded by great nature. It is a wonderful museum with lots of loving details, really enjoyed the place. It is also a great museum for kids due to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture surrounded by great nature. It is a wonderful museum with lots of loving details, really enjoyed the place. It is also a great museum for kids due to the many interactive and child-friendly stations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

i definitely found the art to be more interesting than the museum exhibits, although the Scottish displays were quite good. I really enjoyed the French art and I particularly liked the fact that they hang the art quite low. This made viewing much better.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice time looking at the multitude of interesting things to see - it is awesome. Great for all ages - it is a place you would never get tired of because there is so much to see and do. It is very educational for children and of course adults. There is no fee to enter but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Been here twice and you can keep on coming back whenever you like as it is free. I think that this is a must to see when you come to Glasgow for a visit. Plenty of interesting things to see and I think that you need to spare 2 hours to enjoy and finish seeing all them. They also have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Rumour has it that the building was constructed facing the wrong way on the plot! No matter it is spectacular from every elevation. Inside it does not disappoint and offers a rolling programme of exhibitions for adults and children as well as a permanent fine art gallery. Seek out the Glasgow School of painters and the Rennie Mackintosh Room. Though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the Museum. Went back twice in one week. The first time we took a free tour. It was wonderful to get some insider information. Our tour guide was very energetic and knowledgeable. Great for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with families groups students couples or alone something for everyone to see and do. Stop for a coffee and a bite to eat or take a stroll around kelvingrove park and surrounding area as there is plenty of places to eat or have a drink .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to kelvingrove on a very rainy day on glasgow. Took a bus out there (number 100 from George Square) which was perfect. Takes about half an hour I think. (Fine walk on a sunny day). set aside half a day if you want to get around the whole building. Its a beeeeeeutiful building and if you get there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great day out, plenty to see, free admission, organ recitals on some lunch times, toileys, public transport no problem from city centre

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant family day out. I wasn't sure if it would be too old for my 4 year old but she loved it. Puts the fun into education. And it's free!! Can't say that very often!

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