Glasgow's Art Gallery and Museum, an imposing red sandstoned building, first opened in 1901.

In 2003 Glasgow City Council embarked on a three year, £27.9 million restoration project to return Kelvingrove's magnificent Victorian interior to its original splendour. The museum re-opened to an enthusiastic public in July 2006.


The increased exhibition space now accommodates over 8,000 objects including several new exhibits such as the fully restored Spitfire LA198 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron.

Kelvingrove also houses a superb collection of paintings by (among others) Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh & Picasso.

Please note that after an absence of several years (during which it was displayed at the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art) Salvador Dali's world renowned painting Christ of St John of the Cross makes a welcome return to the first floor of the West Gallery.

West Hall
East Hall

The lower halls exhibit European Armour, Natural History, Prehistoric Animals, Egyptian Relics and various Discovery Centres where visitors of all ages can find out more about the museum's collections.

Children are well catered for throughout the museum and there is a new area devoted to the under 5s where young children can experience lots of hands-on-fun. The "Mini Museum" is located on the ground floor near the west hall.

Admission Free

Disabled Access & Toilets

Cafe & Gift Shop

Conducted Tours

Mon - Thurs 10am - 5:00pm

Fri 11am-5:00pm

Sat 10am-5:00pm

Sun 11am - 5:00pm

NB. All museums are closed on 25th, 26th December (early closing on 24th Dec) and 1st, 2nd January (early closing 31st Dec)

Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8AG
(near Kelvinhall
Underground Station)
Tel: [44] (0) 141 276 9599

Fax: [44] (0) 141 276 9540

Educational Programmes:
Tel: [44] (0) 141 276 9505


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