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“A little disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
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Ranked #2 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant.
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

As a new visitor to Glasgow would like to have seen more information on the history of Glasgow itself rather than the more general displays. Art exhibitions good though. Service in Museum Cafe good as well. Building was amazing, probably the most outstanding feature of the Museum.

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“Worth the visit - and it's FREE!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It was cold and rainy one day when we were in Glasgow and we decided to see the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to get out of the rain and warm up a bit.

All museums in Glasgow are free - and this museum was a nice mixture of museum displays and artwork. Their most famous painting in the museum is by Salvador Dali and titled Crucifixion. It was painted in 1954 and bought by the museum the next year.

The museum also has a large animal display, displays on the Art Nouveau movement and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's contribution to it and displays specific to Scotland and Glasgow.

Overall, interesting and worth the visit.

Visited November 2012
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“It has a Spitfire in it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

You get lost in the Dahli Painting, the layout is excellent and visitor friendly, oh and there's a SPITFIRE hanging from the ceiling...what's not to like?!??!
...And Brewdog's over the road if you get a bit thirsty!

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“Boring!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Cafe prices are terrible, its a rip off! I personally think it is a very boring place, the services are good:)

Visited December 2011
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“Well worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful building in a nice part of town with great exhibits. Very varied collections. It's easy to spend a good few hours just milling around.

Visited December 2011
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