Gallery and Museum Makes TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Museums in UK
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
and Museum, Glasgow has joined the elite tripadvisor Top 10 Museums, United Kingdom
list for the first time. More than 4,000
visitors have commented on their experience, giving it a huge 94% thumbs up and
an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. This
has placed Kelvingrove Museum 8th on tripadvisor’s Top 10 and second
out of 127 attractions in Glasgow,
rated by the popular website.
Already one of Scotland’s top three
most popular free visitor attractions, with over 1 million visitors in 2014,
this accolade – voted for by the public – places Kelvingrove alongside other world-class,
notable establishments. National Gallery
Museum London and Roman Baths Museum Bath hold the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd spot respectively.
The only other Scottish museum to make the top 10 is National Museum of
The most recent reviews on tripadvisor speak about Kelvingrove Museum
as a ‘great day out’, a ‘must-see’, ‘very accessible’ and ‘somewhere to spend
the whole day and it’s free’.
Councillor Archie Graham, the Chair of Glasgow
Life said: “The people of Glasgow
love Kelvingrove and I’m sure they will be as
proud as I am that our fantastic museum has been recognised as one of the best
“Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural powerhouse and
Kelvingrove has long been a favourite for citizens and visitors alike. Everyone has their own highlights, but a
visit to the museum provides a wonderful day out, be it with little ones looking
for dinosaurs or if you want to marvel at one of Europe’s
best civic collections. As with all of
our museums, entry is free and I would urge everyone to come and see why
Kelvingrove is recognised as one of the best in Britain.”
ve houses one of Europe's great art collections. It has been a
favourite with Glasgow
residents and visitors since it opened in 1901.
It was reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
on 11 July 2006 after a three-year closure for major refurbishment
and restoration. The work cost over £28m and includes a large basement
extension to accommodate the 8,000 exhibits now on display.
The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying a rich and varied
collection, which is a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The displays are extensive and wide-ranging
and include Dutch
Old Masters, French Impressionists and Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John
of the Cross. Scottish artists are
celebrated, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Gallery, dedicated
to one of Glasgow’s most famous sons and the
style movement which was the UK’s
contribution to Art Nouveau. Visitors
can also enjoy natural history, arms and armour, ancient Egypt and even
a real spitfire.
The tripadvisor popularity index is based on traveller feedback and
reflects how a venue ranks compared with competitors within a geographic
area. The tripadvisor ranking is based
on three key components: quantity, quality and recency of reviews written.
For more information visit www.glasgowmusuems.com