Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions and is ranked the top art museum to visit in the UK on TripAdvisor. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects, there's so much to explore and the museum is a brilliant place to spend 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 exploring one of Europe's great art collections. Here you’ll find Rembrandts alongside Renoirs, alongside antique armour and Ancient Egyptian treasures. Don't miss the Charles Rennie Mackintosh display too for a closer look at the work of one of Glasgow's most celebrated architects and designers. The museum’s also a great free day out for families with its own cafe and gift shop inside.
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.