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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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Ranked #3 of 174 Attractions in Glasgow
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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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Sonora, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It is a big beautiful building, but is a bit odd and lighting not so good. Enjoyed the visit but not one I would visit again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a must if in Glasgow. Lots to see over three floors in a very lovely building. We got there via the Glasgow Sightseeing Bus Tour where stop 16 & 23 take you there. I would recommend stop 16 & go in via the back entrance. This is free to get in. The artefacts & information available is eminence,... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Plenty of wonderful things to see and learn from. We can spend hours here, easily. Spacious - we brought our baby in a pram. Excellent choice to visit, especially when the weather outside is not too friendly :)

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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I visit it for the art and find it very interesting and always find something new to see. I am not so keen on the mix of art and historic exhibits. Any staff I have spoken to regarding the works, are fairly knowledgeable of the exhibits. I also like how the exhibits change.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Although I am not a big museum person, there was some great art as it related to our tour of Scotland. I was highly impressed with the organ and wished I was there during the recital. It is a free attraction, which is great. Café food was really good. My guide joined me for a bit which made the museum... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The museum is a beautiful building and worth a visit, once inside it is too much of everything an art gallery, a children's museum, history, nature, sculptures, you name it they have it put altogether.

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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

it was FREE! Nice organ recital. Well laid out. I liked the history of Glasgow exhibit. Pretty park.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

not a far walk away from the main part of the city, and you can enjoy everything before you get there. once there it shows you how talented people are from Scotland, take pictures while visiting to show others

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The collections are wonderful and well presented. A free organ concert took place during our visit which was an added bonus and we were given a free organised tour by a very knowledgable guide. My only negative comment is aimed at other visitors. As a child my siblings and I were always told that our voices should not be louder... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had a brilliant day at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum - FREE entry. A beautiful architectural building in its own right. Something for all ages and interests. Some amazing art work, a suspended Spitfire and not forgetting Sir Roger the elephant.

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