Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
- Telephone 0141 276 9599
- Opening times Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm.
- Admission Free.
- Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/…
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.
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Glasgow Culture Vultures
The purpose of this group is to try and bring people together who have an interest in the arts, particularly of classical vocal music, opera and the visual arts. I hope to embrace all art forms if/when events are in Glasgow. Or occasionally in Edinburgh. Moreover, it is to organise and have someone to go with to attend…
Glasgow Life Drawing and Sketching
This group is for anyone who likes to draw. Unlike other artists like musicians, actors or dancers… people who like to create drawings often do so alone. Once finished they tend to hide their sketch pad somewhere and few people get the pleasure of seeing their work. There's nothing wrong with that but it could also be a…
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Reviews & features
The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Glasgow3 Mar 2015
A quick guide to some of the city's best days out
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Take Me Out2 Apr 2009
From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow: Site Specifics19 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 frame15 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 attraction13 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 sale9 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.