Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
  • Telephone 0141 276 9599
  • Opening times Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Admission Free.
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  • Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/…
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, an exuberant piece of Edwardian architecture, was built in 1901 to house both an art collection and Glasgow's old industrial museum, and its eclecticism is part of its appeal; few other museums can offer a stuffed elephant, a Spitfire and an outstanding collection of French Impressionists. Twenty-two collections and over 8000 artefacts, from natural history, armour and weaponry to art from many different eras and touring exhibitions, are all housed in a grand red sandstone building on the banks of the River Kelvin. There are interactive exhibits, talks, events and regular free recitals on the Kelvingrove organ. Kelvingrove also has a restaurant, a café and a gift shop.

Events at this venue

There are 13 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

25 Years on, we Remember Srebrenica

A Remembering Srebrenica Scotland display  commemorating 25 years since thousands of men and boys were killed in Srebrenica, Bosnia. The Muslim victims of this genocide were targeted for their identity.  Image Credit: Remembering Srebrenica Scotland

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 22 more dates until 30 Jul

Art Extraordinary!

A display of objects curated by Glasgow’s hospitals and Project Ability using the Art Extraordinary collection collected by the pioneering Scottish art therapist, Joyce Laing. Image: Art Extraordinary display for Open Museum at Pollok Civic Realm.

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 54 more dates until 31 Aug

Coming into View: Photographing Glasgow

This engaging exhibition celebrates the work of amateur photographer Eric Watt through the mid-late 20th Century. Contemporary contributions by community groups bring multiple aspects of today’s Glasgow in to view.

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 353 more dates until 27 Jun 2021

Exploring Conservation Handling Kit

Find out about the sculpture conservation work that goes on behind the scenes in the museum in this fascinating hands on session. Drop in gallery session from 10.00-11.00 in the Looking At Art Gallery.

Sat 11 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

France-Lise McGurn, Aloud

France-Lise McGurn’s newly commissioned installation draws on her personal experiences of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; the hours she spent there as a child and then later as an adult, inhabiting but also observing. In particular, Albert Moore’s well-loved painting, Reading Aloud (1884), has provided a point of…

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 290 more dates until 25 Apr 2021

Ghost Signs of Glasgow local Tour and exhibition Preview

Let period and contemporary photographs of Glasgow empower you to see the city with fresh eyes through previewing our……………….Exhibition of period and contemporary images of Glasgow. After a 15 minute self-led exhibition visit join a guide from Ghost Signs of Glasgow (Glasgow City Heritage Trust) on a local expedition to…

Sat 11 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

Glasgow International: France-Lise McGurn - Aloud

France-Lise McGurn’s newly commissioned installation draws on her personal experiences of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; the hours she spent there as a child and then later as an adult, inhabiting but also observing. In particular, Albert Moore’s well-loved painting, Reading Aloud (1884), has provided a point of…

Mon 6 Jul

Free / +44 (0)141 276 8384

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 7 Jul

Free / +44 (0)141 276 8384

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 8 Jul

Free / +44 (0)141 276 8384

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 291 more dates until 25 Apr 2021

Live music and poetry Inspired by our 'Coming into View: street photography in Glasgow' Exhibition

Perform a song or poem about a favourite aspect of Glasgow for visitors to our 'Coming into View: street photography in Glasgow' exhibition in the ground floor temporary space. Enjoy hearing our facilitator reflect the city through song and poetry inspired by marvellous images including the work of Eric Watt. In this live…

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

Live music and poetry Inspired by Photographs of Glasgow

Perform a song or poem about a favourite aspect of Glasgow for visitors to the photography exhibition in the ground floor temporary space. Enjoy hearing our facilitator reflect the city through song and poetry inspired by marvellous images including the work of Eric Watt. In this live performance, we’ll explore the music…

Sun 12 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Piping Live

Piping Live! is pleased to present free recitals by a different style of piping at Kelvingrove this Summer. Please visit their website www.pipinglive.co.uk nearer the time for details of which style of bagpipes you can hear.

Mon 10 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 11 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 12 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

Pouring Plaster Sculpture Workshop

Explore the eclectic sculpture collection, Master the art of casting  parts of your own body using alginate. This workshop is free but spaces are limited. Image Credit: Anna Henderson

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

The power of patronage and politics of a noble Murray: The fortunes of the Murrays of Athol in 1660s Scotland

Join Curator of Scottish History Tony Lewis as he sets John Michael Wright’s portrait of Lord Mungo Murray in the context of the history of the Murray family and their political status in Scotland in the 17th century. Purchased with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Art Fund, National Fund for…

Tue 4 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

Through Our Eyes: Looking at Art with Lived Experience

This new exhibition of artworks from the collection was co-curated by participants of Glasgow Association for Mental Health Group Service and The Open Museum.

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 356 more dates until 30 Jun 2021

Reviews & features

Best free world-class art to enjoy in Edinburgh and Glasgow

21 Sep 2018

With a range of free galleries and exhibitions across both cities, there's plenty of scope to have a very arty day out on a shoestring budget

In Edinburgh, entry to all of the National Galleries doesn't cost a penny. The Scottish National Gallery on the Mound has one of the best fine art collections in the world, and is open daily (10am–6pm). Here, you'll find masterpieces by Botticelli…

The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Glasgow

3 Mar 2015

A quick guide to some of the city's best days out

Much more than just a shopping centre, Braehead could keep a family occupied for the whole day. Gambado soft play caters for the little ones, while for the more adventurous there’s The Drop climbing centre, Snow Factor ski and snowboard complex, and ice…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow: Site Specifics

19 Feb 2009

Only one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions, you philistine. Kelvingrove is a thoroughly impressive old building, built in 1900 and refurbshed in 2006. It houses well over 8,000 works of art and assorted museum pieces.

Visual art: In the frame

15 Sep 2008

The most significant works of art in Scotland

Glasgow and Edinburgh’s galleries and museums play host to some of the most famous art works in the world. David Pollock selects the ten you cannot afford to miss.

Kelvingrove still top attraction

13 Mar 2008

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum remains Scotland’s most visited attraction following its £35m refurbishment. A new global survey of museums and galleries placed the Kelvingrove 14th in the world, putting it just behind the State Hermitage…

Kelvingrove to host charity art sale

9 Aug 2007

NewsArts sale in aid of breast cancer charities

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is to hold an arts sale in aid of breast cancer charities across Scotland.

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