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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 172 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

There's a Spitfire aeroplane and a Dali painting that are not to be missed. We spent a great couple of hours wandering around. Fantastic eclectic mix of art and artefacts.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I try to visit this museum whenever I am in Glasgow. It is a wonderful mish mash of all sorts of things. There are period costumes, dinosaurs, paintings and sculpture. It also has my favourite painting within. This is the Dali. It is truly breathtaking.

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England
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This free to went museum housed in a magnificent building is a must see when in Glasgow. There are displays including paintings by the Glasgow Boys,Charles Rennie Macintosh architectural and furniture designs, wildlife both native and from overseas..if you like stuffed dead animals!!and of course the world famous Goya which is breathtaking.the modern display of floating heads contrasts well with... More

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

An exciting experience within a special building. Loads of paintings varying from old to modern and other spaces filled with exhibitions that fill an enjoyable visit for hours. You really need a couple of days to explore the whole area in any detail. The day we went it was full of young children and it was quite noisy through their... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

- great variety of paintings and exhibitis - interesting Scottish section - you can spend hours - some masterpieces (Dali etc.)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Permanent spaces are brilliant with some unusual visiting exhibitions. From Degas to Dali and some dangling faces, see if you can count the different expressions. The Scottish Colourists are worth a viewing. Large café area but it can still get busy. Popular with locals and visitors alike.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Congratulations and thank you for this excellent exhibition. I managed to get through to Glasgow just before it ended. Covering the period 1714 to 1837 it gave a varied and insightful view of the many factors that made the city great. It was good to see that even less palatable reasons for economic success such as slavery was covered. It... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

They really haven't updated their old, musty exhibits in old glass cases. If you've been to modern museums with great displays, good lighting, informative signage, skip this. Sad to see such an outdated museum that underwent years of remodeling, but that must have been only the building itself, not the displays.

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durham uk
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32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The exterior of the building is spectacular! We were fortunate to hear a lunchtime concert by a brass band and choir, the acoustics were brilliant! Lunch was delightful, served by an attentive, polite young staff. Highly recommended!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As a local, it is always great to pop in for an hour or so as the exhibits change frequently. If you are visiting, especially for the first time, give yourself about 4 hours to enjoy the vast range of interesting collections, and also the Dali (Glasgow's best bargain ever) which is magnificent. CRM lovers are also well catered for.... More

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