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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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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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We took the guided highlight tour at the Kelvingrove. The guide was excellent and in 1 hour we were able to cover a lot of the main works at the museum. The museum feels intimate and it is possible to see many things in a short period of time. Fun for adults and older children.

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Motherwell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A fabulous family day out at the museum. First there is parking at £1 for 4 hours . Once you enter the museum it is an option to leave a £3 for your visit. There are 3 floors brimming with so much to see and do , from Ancient Egypt to Local Glasgow culture , we spent 3-4 hours walking... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I love the Art Gallery its a great day out lots to see ...you could spend a good few hours wondering about looking at all the exhibits ... went when I was young and now i take my own children they love it too.

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Blackburn Lancs
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18 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We walked from our hotel to Kelvingrove. A nice walk and you see lots on the way. The museum opens at 10am and is worth a visit something for all. It has been renovated to a high standard and they only ask for a contribution of £3 per person- a BARGAIN! compared to London prices. You can spend half a... More

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stoke on trent
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Visited recently with my wife on a short break to Glasgow. Its worth visiting just to admire the architecture of the building. The museum itself is excellent there is so much to see. We were there for over 2 hours and didnt see it all. Entry is free although we did make a very well deserved donation. On leaving we... More

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum with interesting exhibits. Very well spaced out, with an amazing organ on the higher level. I was lucky enough to be there during an organ presentation. The music flooded the museum and sounded amazing. The food at the café was surprisingly really really good.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

No idea if its any good or not really, just could find anywhere to park either in the museum car park or on any side streets within reasonable distance.

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Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The building is huge and worth a visit for the architecture. We were there for two hours and only scratched the surface of the art and museum exhibits. The variety and quality of the Scottish and other art is very high and it is well laid out. A bonus was the organ recital at one o'clock, the organ and the... More

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Dundee, Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Bring the family to this museum, you will not be disappointed. It's free and a great day out. The history in this place would be very difficult to find in another place. The guides are terrific and very helpful. It has to be one of the top attractions in Scotland.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved this museum. I was amazed to see so many great paintings and other great displays. The painting of Christ of Saint John of the Cross is fantastic. If you are in a Glasgow give this place a visit and it's free admission.

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