Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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  • Address: Argyle St, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Hours: Mon 1000-1700, Tue 1000-1700, Wed 1000-1700, Thu 1000-1700, Fri 1100-1700, Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects, with lots of interactive displays aimed at engaging younger minds, this is somewhere you can easily wile away several hours, if not longer!

This architectural masterpiece opened its doors in 1901 and many spend as much time appreciating the building as they do on one of Europe's great art collections. Here you’ll find Rembrandts alongside Renoirs, as well as armour and Ancient Egypt. The museum’s a great free day out for families and has its own cafes and shops. 

Kelvingrove houses a real bee hive within the Discovery Centre!

One of Kelvingrove’s best-loved paintings is Salvador Dali’s iconic Christ of St John of the Cross, painted in 1951. It was purchased in 1952 by the then Director of Museums, Dr Tom Honeyman, for the controversial sum of £8,200. More than 60 years since its original purchase, the enduring appeal of the painting shows no signs of abating.

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