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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Address: Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 9599
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Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free...

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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Enjoyable afternoon spent

What a lovely museum and art gallery, the architecture of the building as well as it's internal structure and lights and decor make this a beautiful place to visit. And it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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south wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

What a lovely museum and art gallery, the architecture of the building as well as it's internal structure and lights and decor make this a beautiful place to visit. And it was free entry with a donation which we happily gave to ensure such a great piece of history thrives. So much to see, a lovely place for our family... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

When I visit Glasgow this is always first on my list of visits. They have organ recitals each day as well as some magnificent pieces or art and art e facts. A must to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow what a collection, for a comparison it is like the London museums of natural history, national gallery and the V&A all combined. Dinosaurs, natural history, amazing art from the likes of van gogh, monet, rembrandt and lawry right through to artifacts from early Scotland and not forgetting ancient Egypt. The building itself is a real stunning landmark and is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been many times and will continue to do so. The building itself is quite beautiful and the exhibits are fantastic. Something for everyone. Staff are very friendly too and there is plenty to do on the surrounding ground of the museum too. Will be back again

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our 8-year-old grandson and he really enjoyed his time looking at all the exhibits. He was fascinated to here the organ recital and to be able to see the foot bars and key board.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful Victorian architecture. We were fortunate to be in the museum on a Friday around midday and got to hear the wonderful organ, which is played for 30 minutes on Fridays starting at 1pm. The cafe is reasonably priced and offers some good choices for a quick lunch.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our 3 hours at the museum, especially the films and placards that went with Dali's painting Christ of Saint John of the Cross. Fairly decent collection of French Impressionists-- though generally only one piece from an artist. Enjoyed the Scottish exhibits. There are numerous activities for children. The Museum is quite a hike from any subway stop we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb collection, especially considering this is a municipal rather than national art gallery. Try to get on 1 of the 2 daily free tours and if possible time your visit so that you can hear the 30 minute organ recital at 1pm (11 am tour or 2 pm tour fits nicely)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and 3 friends visited the museum on Sunday afternoon for something to do. Found it very interesting but it's hard to navigate around when it's so busy. There was an organ recital on at 3pm which was good. The art is impressive and the natural history bit was very good. We didn't spend too long wandering about because it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kelvingrove was a very eclectic mix of art and history. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Glasgow. It's not anything that will blow your socks off, but the building itself is architecturally interesting and the exhibits are interesting as well.

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