Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Tel: 0141 287 2699
Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Opening hours are 10am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and Saturday, and 11am - 5pm
Friday and Sunday. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum admission is free.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and
Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery is one of Glasgow's proudest possessions. This amazing
building is set within the beautiful surroundings of Kelvingrove Park including Glasgow University, the Glasgow Museum of
Transport and Park
Grove and Trinity College Towers / Rocheads Park Church Tower as well as Byres Road. The
Kelvingrove Museum houses everything from fine and decorative arts to archaeology and the natural world. The number
of individual items in the natural history department alone is vast. You can admire Sir Roger the Elephant or wonder at
300-million-year-old fossils of marine life from the Glasgow area.
The Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery has been shut for major refurbishment and renovation since July 2003 and
the work is expected to be finished with a official opening date on the 11th of July and the Official opening ceremony in
September. With the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery closure most of the museum items and
artefacts were moved to other museums
within Glasgow city, the biggest collection being moved to the McClellan Galleries on Sauchiehall Street.
This project is being funded by Glasgow City Council, the European Union, Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund
Scotland and other small charities events from the general public.
The Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery attracts more than one million visitors each year. It is the second most
popular visitor attraction in Scotland and the most visited museum in the UK outside London.
1892-1900 Sir J.W.Simpson and Milner Allen. The Kelvingrove
Museum was the permanent building of the 1901 Glasgow International
Exhibition, which was chosen in preference to other, and better, designs -
among them one in which Charles Rennie Mackintosh had a large hand.
It was included on the grounds of Size and grandeur rather than
architectural distinction. Most of the Exterior Sculpture is by
Sir George Frampton.
The Argyll Guest House and the
Argyll Hotel are both within 4
minutes walk of the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery so what better way to
have a fantastic breakfast and then take a leisurely stroll within to
Kelvingrove Museums and the Kelvingrove Park to start your Glasgow morning.
You can find our more about us at our
Glasgow Cheap Accommodation information page
and you can see details of our rooms in our Glasgow Budget Accommodation
For more information on
Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery please visit the official website
from the Glasgow City council at