Since re-opening in 2006 following refurbishment, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. There are over 8,000 objects on display in 22 themed galleries, with everything from fine and decorative arts through archaeology and ancient Egypt to the dinosaurs and the natural world. The collection of arms and armour is one of the finest in the world, equalled only by the Royal Armouries and by the Wallace Collection in London. Located in the beautiful surroundings of Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow´s West End, and originally opened in 1902, this edifice remains the greatest achievement in the UK of the Victorian Municipal Museum Movement. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most visited museums in the UK outside London.
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"Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is a massive, palatial Victorian building. This year’s blockbuster exhibition, ‘Essence of Beauty: 500 Years of Italian Art’ (until Aug 12), showcases one of the finest collection of its kind held by a civic museum in the UK, including masterpieces by iconic artists of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, such as Botticelli, Bellini and Titian."
Information on Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum , Argyle Street , Glasgow
|Opening Times:||All year, Mon-Thu & Sat 10:00-17:00, Fri & Sin 11:00-17:00.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Located in Glasgow, West End.|
Café, coffee shop, Coaches welcome, Full disabled access, Guided Tours, Pay & Display parking nearby, Research facilities by prior arrangement, Shop
Review of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Posted on by Craig WCustomer visited Jan 2013
Glasgow is renowned for the quality of its museums, and the recently refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is rightly seen by many as the jewel in the crown.
I liked that this museum was not afraid to show it's Scottish roots. The works of world-renowned designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh are given their own dedicated space, and there are many paintings of Scottish and other scenes, and subjects old and modern. I like to linger by the Last of the Clan, more than Dali's Christ of St John of The Cross.
A surprise was the Egyptian section, with real mausoleum artefacts on show. The Spitfire hanging from the ceiling is also a delightful touch.
Access to all Glasgow museums is free, and this one has more than enough to keep you occupied for a whole day. Cheap parking is available directly outside, though it can be hard to find a space at peak times.
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