We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Glasgow's West End Private Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“organ recital” (621 reviews)
“glasgow boys” (506 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (216 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland
+44 141 276 9599
Write a Review
Reviews (10,066)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 10,066 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful mix of Scottish and world natural history, art and design, all beautifully curated and presented in a fine building in parkland. I loved the cases for five year olds and the humour in the Scottish natural history section which included a wild haggis....More

1  Thank Dingleford
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great art museum right near the CPUs of the University of Glasgow. Organ concert at noon. Great collection of Scottish artists not commonly seen. Also a very nice display of architect Macintosh work (somewhat reminiscent of FL Wright).

Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent many years visiting this art gallery and museum prior to its major refit. Now I rarely visit. I believe it almost fraudulent to include "art gallery" in the title. Gone are the days when one could spend countless hours, nay days, taking in...More

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The miracle of Kelvingrove Museum is that it is simultaneously broad and concise. There are wonderful exhibitions of the Glasgow Boys, the Scottish Colorists, and the Glasgow Style, while also including natural history exhibits (think giraffes and elephants.) And stained glass. And midday organ concerts....More

1  Thank christinetv
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a few hours in this gallery and museum begs for more. Impressive variety for adults through children. This venue open to the public asks for only a donation and it deserves it. We were there on a day of beautiful weather and the lawn/garden...More

1  Thank nhoward8
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gallery and museum has not only art, but all kinds of things. We especially enjoyed Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Boys art.

1  Thank Marie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This isn't a huge museum but is very well done in that it gives a snippet into Glasgows history. There is a wonderful display of art, fashion, furniture, stuffed animals (although I did find this a bit disconcerting) and many more exhibits.

1  Thank 58travellers
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a museum open and thought for the whole family, very educational and a great tool to introduce young kids to culture. We were surprised by an organ concert to enjoy during our visit. Excellent temporary exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha. Good art collection....More

1  Thank Carles F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone will find something to interest them. Been visiting since son was a toddler. Now a teenager and he has always enjoyed it. Bring a picnic to have in Kelvingrove Park midway through visit

1  Thank Paulie617
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take yourself to the art gallery and be blessed with a variety of halls with exhibitions of stunning quality, some steps upstairs and into the basement for the shops but enjoy this marvellous building and the outstanding work the people do in providing these presenations

1  Thank QueenslandTommy
Nearby Restaurants
Ashoka West End
1,026 reviews
.20 km away
Green Chilli Cafe
706 reviews
.23 km away
Mother India's Cafe
1,044 reviews
.12 km away
Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant
184 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of Glasgow
1,343 reviews
.46 km away
Hunterian Museum
697 reviews
.39 km away
The Mackintosh House
775 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Katya I
Hi everyone =) I am planning a visit early April and wanted to see if anyone can give me even a rough guide as to how long could we spend in Kelvingrove? I want to plan ahead and was wondering if I could visit another place also or would this be an almost full day visit? Thank you!
6 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Emma K | Reviewed this property |
It depends if you like to read all the info attached to the exhibits or just browse? You can definitely spend 1/2 day here, especially if you stop for a cup of tea in the cafe. It's set in beautiful grounds so combine with a... More
Maureen G
what and where do icatch a bus to the museum from train station
16 November 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from KelvingroveGlasgow | Property representative |
Hi the numbers 2 0r 3 from Hope Street signposted within Central station.
Mary B
Does the no 2 bus from Coatbridge go to Glasgow's central station
28 October 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from KelvingroveGlasgow | Property representative |
The First bus no2 goes through the city centre at Central station end not Buchanan st however if visiting Kelvingrove stay on the bus until Partick Station Interchange and then either walk back or change on to a number 2,3... More