Busts and works of art on display in the immense and beautiful hall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Scotland > Glasgow

The newly refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow is one of the most popular free attractions in the city. Set in a beautiful Spanish Baroque-style palace along the River Kelvin, the museum houses 22 galleries featuring around 8,000 objects and works of art. Look out for everything from Ancient Egyptian relics and archaeological finds to viking swords and van Gogh paintings.

Kelvingrove originally opened next to Kelvingrove Park in 1901 as part of the Glasgow International Exhibition. The gallery was designed by Sir John W Simpson and E.J. Milner Allen and the building itself was constructed from Locharbriggs red sandstone.

Following a three-year closure for extensive refurbishment, the museum was re-opened by the Queen in 2006. Since then, it's been a hub of culture an activity, attracting about a million visitors per year - making it the most visited museum in Britain outside of London.

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located near the University of Glasgow and the Botanical Gardens, so be sure to make time to visit it when you visit Glasgow!

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Sunday: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Price Information

Entry to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • General Free


Argyle Street



United Kingdom G3 8AG