Kelvingrove is situated on the edge of Kelvingrove Park, in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The museum is around a 20 minute walk from the city centre.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum's opening hours are Monday - Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am - 5.00pm. Please note that every Friday and Sunday the museum opens at the later time of 11am until 5pm.
The museum is open daily except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years's Eve and 1 & 2 January.
Guided Tours at Kelvingrove Museum
our team of trained volunteer guides take you into a world of art, arms & armour, natural history, world cultures,Scottish history & archeology, Ancient Egypt and Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. A guided tour of Kelvingrove Museum can include
favourites such as the stunning Life Gallery with Sir Rodger and Kelvin the Asian elephants, Dali's Christ of St John of the Cross , Rembrandt's Man in Armour and Portrait of Alexander Reid by Van Gogh. To find out more about
joining a tour, please ask at the Information Desk on your arrival.
Group Tour Bookings
you are bringing a group of 7+, and would like a tour, pre-booking is
essential. Please get in touch at least 6 weeks before your tour date,
so we can ensure that we can provide a tour of the highest quality and
tailored to your group’s interests. If you are interested in a group
tour, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form on the left and email to the same address.
Travelling to Kelvingrove
You can also access the museum via Kelvin Way.
Kelvingrove Park forms part of the Kelvin Walkway, which links with the Glasgow Loch Lomond Cycleway and the West Highland Way. The venue can be easily reach by bicycle from either the park of Argyle Street and parking is available.
Kelvingrove is situated on Argyle Street, around 6 minutes from the M8.
Kelvingrove is five minutes’ walk from Kelvinhall subway station. You can also alight at Kelvinbridge subway and walk through Kelvingrove Park, which takes around 15 min
The museum is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station
First Bus services 2, 3 and 77 all stop outside the museum
There is a pay and display carpark at the rear of the Museum. The current charge is £1 for a 4 hour stay. The car park also has 10 spaces reserved for blue badge holders.These spaces are free of charge and there is no time restriction.