Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
Argyll Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
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- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Education, Great views / scenery, History
Best for Culture - Expert review of Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
Ah the Kelvingrove. Scotland’s most popular museum and art gallery – and the most visited outside of London in the UK – is a bright monster, but not of the Loch Ness variety. Beyond its red sandstone and baroque façade, it is home to an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, natural history dioramas and plenty of interactive galleries for the kids. In truth, the Kelvingrove is a maze of 22 themed galleries and is the perfect base for a rainy afternoon, which may explain its popularity – I used to pester my parents almost constantly to take me here when I was young. Highlights include rooms dedicated to the Glasgow Boys art collective, a Charles Rennie Mackintosh tribute, Glasgow’s famous elephant Sir Roger and features on everything from dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt. The full-size Spitfire hanging from the roof is enough to excite even the oldest big kids.
Some temporary exhibitions are subject to an entry fee.
More information on Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery:
- Price guide:
- Art gallery, Landmark / monument, Museum
- Argyll Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
- 0141 276 9599
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thu & Sat 10am–5pm. Fri & Sun 11am–5pm.