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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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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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Great visit to Kelvingrove with my 2 year old son. He loved all the animals in the exhibit and especially all the interactive (educational) parts. Car park is very limited and not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit to Kelvingrove with my 2 year old son. He loved all the animals in the exhibit and especially all the interactive (educational) parts. Car park is very limited and not many parent & child spaces although spaces are big enough to get car seats in and out without a P&C space. On street parking is quieter and reasonably... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent several hours here and still barely touched the surface of all the exhibits. There is something to please everyone; from dinosaurs to Darwin, from natural history to the history of clothing, from archaeology to art. I saw some youngsters enjoying interactive displays about fossils. In the art gallery, we particularly liked learning about The Glasgow Boys. The displays... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having lived in Glasgow in my younger days I was interested to see how the Art Gallery looked after its refurbishment 10 years ago. I was not disappointed. Also, and by sheer chance, we arrived on that very day of the re-opening 10 years ago and were able to enjoy a wonderful organ concert organised to mark the anniversary. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I should have visited long ago! Great afternoon. I would strongly recommend to all glaswegians and tourists alike when in the west end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An impressive museum housed in a beautiful building. Before or after going to the University of Glasgow, it is worth to make a stop there. There is a huge variety of artworks and a set of things from the Paleolithic Age, Egypt, History of Glasgow, Interior Design, photos, Wildlife and more. I had a great time in this educational visit..... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this museum. Lots to do and see parking was easy and cafe onsite is great. Could spend all day in this place. Worth a visit with the kids on a rainy afternoon in Glasgow.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great space and best of all it's free! Combination art and natural history museum. Stunning Dali Crucifixion painting with other impressive painters represented as well as learned about the Glasgow boys and their influence in the Scottish art scene. There was a funky exhibit of heads hanging from the ceiling and changing colors every few seconds. In the natural history... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been visiting this building for about sixty years and taking my grandsons last week was an excellent day out. Many of the exhibitions have been refurbished and there are secret drawers of exhibits and information to discover in many sections of the museum. We always find something new and enjoy old favourites too. As we were having a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many fascinating exhibits. Every day there is a free organ recital for 30 minutes at 13:30 Monday to Saturday and 15:30 on a Sunday. Highly recommended.

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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting things to see on a wide range of topics. Something for everyone......particularly if weather not good.Suitable for all ages. Unsure if there was a lift as many stairs to climb. Very nice building.

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