How to get to Kelvingrove

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE: During the week beginning 3 March, there will be road works in the vicinity of Kelvingrove, which may affect the Argyle St carriageway entrance and coach drop off point. with some limitations to pedestrian access. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Public Transport

By Subway

Kelvingrove is five minutes’ walk from Kelvinhall subway station and ten minutes’ walk from Kelvinbridge subway station.

By Rail

The museum is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station and around 10 minutes walk from Charing Cross.

By Bus

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


There is a pay and display carpark, which can be accessed from Kelvin Way. 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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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Visit Scotland
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