How to get to Kelvingrove

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During Games Time at Kelvingrove 

During the Commonwealth Games, we are open to visitors to the museum, as well as being next to the Lawn Bowls Greens, which will see action from 24 July until 1 August. The car park at the rear of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is completely closed. Parking during this time, including Blue-badge parking, will be available on Bunhouse Road, opposite the museum. 

Our Opening Hours during this period will be: 
Wednesday 23 July – CLOSED 
Thursday 24 July - Saturday 2 Aug - 10am - 8pm daily 
Sunday 3 Aug - CLOSED

We are also close to the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Bandstand, which will have events and activities throughout the Games period. 

Kelvin Way is closed to pedestrians and vehicles alike. We expect that both the car park and Kelvin Way will be re-opened as usual from mid-August, and we will keep you informed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. 

Pedestrians can access the building from all other points as before apart from Kelvin Way. ​​​

We will try to keep this page updated during games time, but for the latest updates, please see our facebook page.

For more information about travelling around the city during Games Time, see the Get Ready Glasgow interactive map​

Visiting the Museum

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.

Opening Hours

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 Day, Boxing Day and 1 & 2 January.  On Hogmanay, 31 December, the museum closes to the public at 1pm. This year (2014) only, the museum will also be closed on 24th December.​

Travelling to Kelvingrove

By Foot

Kelvingrove is situated in Kelvingrove Park on Argyle Street and is easily accessible on foot. It is around 20 minutes walk from the city centre along Sauchiehall Street. 

There is currently no access to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum via Kelvin Way. Its is closed as a thoroughfare to vehiclesand pedestrians until around 8th August. 

By Bicycle

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.

By Car

Kelvingrove is situated on Argyle Street, around 6 minutes from the M8.

There is currently no access to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum via Kelvin Way from University Avenue. Its is closed as a thoroughfare to vehiclesand pedestrians until around 8th August. Diversions are in place to bring you around to the current car park. 

Public Transport

By Subway

Kelvingrove is five minutes’ walk from Kelvinhall subway station. 

By Rail

The museum is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station.

By Bus

First Bus services 2, 3, 7, 19, 19A, 23, 747 all stop outside the museum


There is currently a limited number of spaces due to disruption. There is overflow car-parking next to the Kelvinhall on Bunhouse Road. From Monday 14 July, the car park will be closed completely until around mid-August. Parking, including blue-badge parking will be available on Bunhouse Road. 

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.​​​​​​​​​​

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