How to get to Kelvingrove

How to get to Kelvingrove

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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 Eve,  Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years's Eve and 1 & 2 January.  

Guided Tours at Kelvingrove Museum

Let 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

If 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:​ or complete the form on the left and email to the same address.

Travelling to Kelvingrove

By Foot


You can also access the museum via Kelvin Way. 

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.

Public Transport

By Subway

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


By Rail

The museum is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station



y Bus

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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