Glasgow Travel Guide

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • Argyle St. Map It
  • West End
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Worthy of its world-class reputation, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum attracts local families as well as international visitors. This combination of cathedral and castle was designed in the Renaissance style and built between 1891 and 1901. The stunning red-sandstone edifice is an appropriate home for works by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, and others, not to mention the collection of arms and armor. The Glasgow Room houses extraordinary works by local artists. Whether the subject is Scottish culture, design, or storytelling, every room begs you to look deeper; labels are thought-provoking and sometimes witty. You could spend a weekend here, but in a pinch three hours would do one level justice—there are three. Leave time to visit the gift shop and the attractive basement restaurant. Daily free recitals on the massive organ (usually at 1) are well worth the trip.

Sight Information


Argyle St., Glasgow, Glasgow City, G3 8AD, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free (some special exhibitions require admission)

Published 05/04/2017


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