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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The museum was a pleasant walk from Glasgow City centre, the last 10 minutes or so through Kelvingrove Park. The museum and art gallery are eclectic and fun - everything from ancient Chinese porcelain to Egyptian mummies, via the Glasgow Boy's and impressionism. There really is something for everybody and of course the amazing Christ of St John of the... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Impressive building with many different things of interest. Close to the park and within walking distance of our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum had a bit of everything in it - art including French impressionist work, lots of Scottish historical items and period pieces and even some natural history displays.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Love the art galleries and was thrilled to see a beautiful floral tribute to the Commonwealth mascot Clyde outside.

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North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My favorite museum in Scotland. Not to be missed. Be sure to take the time to learn about the Glasgow Boys.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loads to see here, for the young and old. Didn't really get chance to appreciate it fully as we went on a hot day and the building was unbearably warm.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

very historian place ,love atmoshphere ,every should go for it if they visit glasgow,without visit kelvingrove museum visit glasgow its really not worth

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This beautiful Victorian museum is like a snippet of all the big museums in London - and, indeed, many of the pieces on display are on loan from London Museums. Fossils, stuffed animals and natural history displays, a mummy and a small but very nice Egyptian collection, as well as Victoriana and then upstairs there's an ethnographic collection an galleries... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Museums are always tough on my family ... some of us like art, sometimes modern, sometimes renaissance, while some of us like technology or industry, natural sciences and some history. So to find a Museum like Kelvingrove is a real find. Literally everyone found something they enjoyed or found interesting. And all for free admission (and 3# donation request). A... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Plenty of variation on exhibits, took around 2.5 hours to get round but I like to study the paintings so could be quicker, thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it was all free!!

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