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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 171 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What can I say this gallery is brill As a parent of a child in yorkhill childrens hospital it's a haven for us to get away for some time and enjoy our lunch or just a cuppa There's so much do see and my son loves the dinosaur Been lots of times and will be back Great day out for... More

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My family and I have visited Kelvingrove frequently over the years and there is always something to see that is interesting. Take the time to have a coffee in the entrance, it's nice just to soak up the atmosphere

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The collection of butterflies and insects was interesting. The collection of Mackintosh items is a little disappointing i.e. smaller than was expecting given that the Glasgow School of Art is currently closed

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Spent an afternoon on my own and enjoyed this museum ,very relaxed and on my visit there was an organ recital ,there is a lot to see and some of the art work is amazing ,a lovely building with a nice coffee shop to relax in

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There are a number of interesting exhibits (Egyptian history, Scottish history/art, Dutch art, wildlife, etc.) appropriate for all ages. The major attraction is the Salvador Dali 'Christ of St. John of the Cross', where a staff member was giving an excellent history/analytical talk about the painting. The coffee shop was popular, but sadly, the gift shop was somewhat uninspiring and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really nice building in a great part of Glasgow, full of modern and classic art and exhibitions although they change every so often. There's a little cafe too, and next door to Kelvingrove park, which is also good for a wander round if the weather is nice.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You can't lose as it's free. Wonderful works of art and very interesting. Has cafes so you can spend a great day here.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went here whilst in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. Great for any age. Lots to see including an ancient Egypt section, wildlife section and pieces of artwork from artists such as Monet and Dali. The museum is free, but there is a donation box at the front. Fully accessible for wheelchair and prams. It's a 10 minute walk away... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After spending some time at the Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls we paid a visit to this wonderful museum. With two young children in tow we really appreciated the hands on approach to many of the exhibits. The staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable - even giving us information of how to get back to the train station on a... More

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

One of the best place to visit. History of Glasgow with plenty of exhibitions.We were at 1 pm for the live music. ..what a performance by hand and foot simultaneously. .very relaxing place and informative. .

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