Kelvingrove Makes TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Museums in UK
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Kelvingrove Makes TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Museums in UK


Kelvingrove Art 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 London, British 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 Scotland, Edinburgh. 


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 on tripadvisor


“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. 


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