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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 276 9599
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Visited today, lovely art exhibition about the Glasgow boys. Despite being very busy, the museum is laid out well enough that it does not seem crowded or noisy. I believe this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited today, lovely art exhibition about the Glasgow boys. Despite being very busy, the museum is laid out well enough that it does not seem crowded or noisy. I believe this is the best museum I have visited in Scotland.

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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Jam packed with natural history, fine arts archaeology and historical exhibits remains a firm favourite, free and well worth a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Art Gallery in November of 2016 and it's a must to see, we were out for a 10 mile walk around Glasgow visiting all the land Mark's and was so impressed definitely be back lots to see fantastic. The Art Gallery has so much to see.

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Thank Liz G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've always loved The Glasgow boys and colourist. Coupled with Macintosh, a great gallery. The design section was good to see as it is so often overlooked.

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

Jodi Picoult popular author was visiting Kelvingrove Art Galleries to launch her book Big Little Lies. Excellent.

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Thank MaryLou43_7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my wife visited here today, we had a great time. It's brilliant that as an ordinary person you can go to places like this for a small donation, £5. There are works of art here worth millions. The Egyptian section is superb but my favourite was the exhibition about the Glasgow boys. In particular Joseph Crawhall, apart from... More 

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Thank Briaan65
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Mucha exhibition runs till the 19/02/17 Its visually stunning and informative even for the established Mucha aficionados . The kelvingrove have curated a magical and fascinating journey through the artists work. We already want to visit again before its end date.

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Thank Jack H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Glaswegians being thick uncultured people don't treat this international tourist attraction with the reverence it deserves. The locals pop in for a cuppa, analysis, an organ recital, buy gifts and admire the works of art and museum displays. Glaswegians are in fact so steeped in culture they take this magnificent museum and art gallery for granted, and use it the... More 

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Thank Gordon R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having recently been refinished this Museum has everything you require to see in a city like Glasgow. It is easy to get to by public transport from the city center or by the Subway or Glasgow tour bus. The museum has tree entry which is a bonus if you have children. well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to visit the gallery quite often when living in Glasgow, that was over 30 years ago. Came back for a week and enjoyed a wonderful trip back. It's so good it's a pleasure to visit.

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