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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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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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Excellent attraction - Something for everyone

We visited the museum during a bout of particularly rainy weather and were not disappointed. The museum boasts everything from Egypt to elephants to art. It has interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Gingernut169
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the museum during a bout of particularly rainy weather and were not disappointed. The museum boasts everything from Egypt to elephants to art. It has interactive exhibits to interest children and there was even an organ recital at lunchtime. Well worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been to a lot of art galleries and museums, the Kelvingrove was an interesting experience. Aimed at those that either haven't been to many galleries, the gallery does a great job trying to appeal to everyone rather than just those who know what they're looking at. A great way to spend time if you're in Glasgow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited today as my daughter who is ten was wanting to see the natural history section. It is a truly fascinating place where prehistoric exhibits are alongside artefacts from ancient Egypt and Monet paintings. A small area has Scottish colourists and a tarten area as my daughter nicknamed it. There are two cafes and a picnic area. On a Friday... More 

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Thank jacquiD33
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A brilliant museum, the sort that if you were child you would remember for ever. Its as if TKMax had decided to branch out - from stuffed elephants to Salvador Dali. It has a remarkable range of 'stuff' most of it fascinating . Plus a truly terrible cafe - one sad sausage roll under a lamp and bottles of irn... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

been here a couple of times and it is always impressive, both the actual building itself and its exhibits. The art gallery like many buildings in Glasgow was built in a very opulent period of time and the building clearly shows this.

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Thank Baz3384
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Kelvingrove Museum you can find many exhibitions everyone will love: from art to history lovers. But it's better not only to watch all the paintings, but also to read the stories about all of them because I found them very interesting and educational.

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Thank Aida G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my Partner had gone here for the day as we had made no plans and thought we would give it a try, we were not disappointed. The museum is massive and there is plenty to explore when inside depending on your interests but you will struggle to find anything that dowsing arouse your curiosity. Amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has everything and is such a good way to spend a day indoors on a wet Saturday! From Roger the elephant and a Spitfire to Elvis Presley to Van Gogh and my favourite picture by Salvador Dali! don't miss the organ recitals at 1pm

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue for everyone. I've been taking my daughter for years and she still loves it. Especially the egyptology section.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful varied collection of art. Beautiful building. Loved the bird collection as well as the art.

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