What's on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Life Gallery Now Open!


Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery’s popular Life Gallery, situated in the museum’s West Court, has undergone its first redisplay since the building re-opened in 2006.  The redesign, which began in October 2015, has enabled intriguing new specimens from the Natural History and World Cultures collections to be displayed. The Life Gallery re-opened on Saturday 2 April 2016.

The new displays group animals, plants and some geological and world cultures objects from the same areas of the world in distinct eco-zones, and migratory species which live in multiple eco-zones.  They tell the story of life in the Serengeti, the diversity of the amazing animals of the Indo-Malay tropical forests and Antarctica, the coldest place on earth.

Sir Roger and Kelvin, the Asian elephants will return to the Life Gallery, which is one of the most popular areas for families and children in Kelvingrove.  They will be joined by a host of exciting new animals.  These include the smallest of the big cats, a leopard, donated to the city from Glasgow Zoo, and a wandering albatross!​ 

Regular Events

  • For families with young children, why not come along to Toddler Time every Friday morning at 11.30am?
  • Like learning about animals and wildlife? Join our partners, the RSPB, for family fun each Saturday and Sunday afternoon.​  Find out more in our What's On brochure here
  • There are talks, workshops and events for adults throughout the year including our weekly Friday Focus where adults can discover more about their favourite objects, from 1.30pm. Find out more with our What's On brochure here​
  • ​There is a wonderful Organ Recital each day. To find out more about the Kelvingrove Organ and recitals use the links to the right, or click here
  • Daily tours - at 11am and 2.30pm each day, leaving from Centre Hall

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