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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
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+44 141 276 9599
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"organ recital"
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Reviewed today

The Kelvingrove is both an art gallery and museum with something for everyone. Highly recommend it. The exhibits are well curated with enough information to bring the art and artifacts to life. Great exhibits on the Glasgow boys, Glasgow girls, Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed today

We went to see the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibit which was on downstairs in the museum. It wasn't well signposted at all and we had to ask three members of staff where it was. We sat and listened to the organist playing at 1pm which...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has to be one of the most magnificent buildings ever, it's truly a work of art in itself. The exhibits and artwork inside are amazing. You could easily spend hours here. Pick up a floor plan at reception, it's an easy place to get...More

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As fans of design and architecture, we were happy to visit Glasgow. This exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of Machintosh’s birth. The museum put together a good sample of his work through the years as well as his life story. We enjoyed the rest of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful place to visit. So much to see, just amazing. I stayed in the Botanics in the west end of Glasgow along side the kelvingrove walkway,it led through the botanical gardens to this wonderful museum.. It was so fabulous to hear the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I had a rushed visit, primarily to see the Mackintosh exhibition- which was wonderful. But also managed to time it perfectly to hear the organ recital and have a quick whizz around some of the other exhibitions. It definitely deserves another visit - or allow...More

Thank MeganS123
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Reviewed yesterday

Kelvingrove is always a good day out. There is loads to do and see and the exhibits are pretty child friendly. Plenty of space for buggies or for small children to run about. This appeals to all age groups. There is a great cafe on...More

Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum and art is GOOD but the building is wonderful. It is worth just visiting the cafes. It's also free, but special exhibitions carry a fee.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grandson age 4 and a half last Friday to see the skeletons of dinosaurs.He was fascinated especially as we had seen some dinosaurs at the Buchanan galleries earlier in the day! After the dinosaurs he then looked at some of the other...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free entry a bonus! Everything in here is fascinating from the stuffed elephant to the mackintosh displays, you can spend hours here lovely shops and cafe too.

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Seamus M
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Response from ShanzyHolm | Reviewed this property |
Yes I always take photos
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Response from KelvingroveGlasgow | Property representative |
Hi Entry is free and unrestricted apart from special exhibitions which are cahargeable.
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Drew S
25 May 2018|
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Response from KelvingroveGlasgow | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your enquiry, there is a Cloakroom with a charge of £1 per item which is located at the Lower Ground entrance (facing Glasgow University.)
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