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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 173 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the most "eclectic" Museum (and Art Gallery) I've seen, and I enjoyed it immensely. Not on the scale of one of the Smithsonian Museums we live near in DC, but very much worth the visit. Liked the cafe for lunch also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the museum with my daughter twice. The building has great architecture from both outside and inside. Excellent collections. Like the paintings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great all in one museum, iconic building, lovely grounds/location, and fantastic for the kids as has a bit of everything. I love the V&A, so nothing comes close to that

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Arriving at lunch time, we enjoyed a light lunch whilst listening to an organ recital in the main hall - great. What can be better! Then had a closer look in this beautiful building including its many art works and from there to the equally interesting museum's objects, which often give an insight into the Scottish way of life. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely couple of hours strolling around. Nice to visit somewhere that has a real mixture of things to see, including some fab paintings. Enjoyed a nice lunch in the cafe too and caught sound of the organ recital!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

An excellent free facility with something to please most tastes. Located near the lovely Kelvingrove Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well layed out, good information on the exhibits, good restaurant. Very friendly and informed staff. This was my third visit and will go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Check out what exhibitions are there before going. Nevertheless, there are a lot of permanent pictures on display, including by the Glasgow Boys and Glasgow Girls. Allow plenty of time. Food in the cafe is reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Allow yourself a few hours to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.Of the thousands of exhibits on display the Salvador Dali painting of Christ is well worth visiting, its superb...in a small dimly lit room with a light shinning on the painting, awesome awesome !!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located about 20 minutes walk from the City Centre along Sauchiehall Street. It is a striking Victorian building located adjacent to Kelvingrove Park. Architecturally, it is a fine building of red sandstone. There is a hugely eclectic range of exhibits from stuffed animals to sculptures and from a spitfire aeroplane to fighting armour. Dali's... More

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