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What to see at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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What to see at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. Here are some of the highlights.

  1. "A Man in Armour" by Rembrandt. The painting shows an armoured man wearing a red cloak.
    The Dutch Gallery

    The city's collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters is one of the largest and finest in the UK and constitutes a collection of international significance.

  2. "Vétheuil" by Claude Monet. The painting shows a landscape with trees and hills.
    The French Gallery

    The French Gallery features works by important French artists including Monet, Renoir and Pissarro.

  3. A family look at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Gallery, which shows a collection of furniture designed by the artist.
    Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Gallery features furniture, decorative panels and light fittings from the Ingram Street Tearooms, designed by Mackintosh in 1900-1912. The reconstructed rooms include the Ladies Luncheon Room.​ 

  4. "Old Willie" - a painting by James Guthrie. The painting is of an elderly man from the Victorian times.
    The Glasgow Boys

    The Glasgow Boys Gallery features the world’s premier holding of works by the Boys, including Japanese Lady with a Fan by George Henry, 1893-94, Old Willie: The Village Worthy, 1886 by James Guthrie and The Druids: Bringing in the Mistletoe, 1890 a collaboration by George Henry and E A Hornel.

  5. "A Lady in Black" - a painting by Francis Cadell. The painting shows an elegant woman, wearing an impressive feathered hat!
    The Scottish Colourists Gallery

    The Scottish Colourists Gallery featuring paintings of international significance including Interior: The Orange Blind by FCB Cadell, 1927, Roses by S J Peploe, painted circa 1920 and J D Fergusson’s Grey Day, Paris Plage.

  6. Arms and armour display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    Arms and Armour

    The Arms and Armour collection features the Avant Armour, made in Milan around 1440-45 and thought to be the earliest near-complete plate armour in the world. Also prominently featured is the complete set of armour for man and horse, made for the first Earl of Pembroke around 1550.

  7. Fulton's Orrery at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. An orrery is a mechanical model of the solar system.
    Fulton's Orrery

    Fulton’s Orrery is a 3-dimensional model of our solar system, showing the positions and movements of the Sun, planets and moons, as they were understood in the 1820s. One of the largest and most complicated orreries in the world, it is even more remarkable because it was made by self-taught John Fulton as a young man. 

  8. Spitfire LA198 hangs from the ceiling at Kelvingrove Art Gallery
    Spitfire LA198

    Spitfire LA198 is a Mark 21 Spitfire built in 1944 with a Rolls Royce Griffon 61 engine and a five blade propeller. It flew with the 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron between 1947-1949. 

  9. The Kelvingrove organ - the organ is large and ornate. A man is sitting and playing the organ.
    Kelvingrove Organ

    Kelvingrove has a magnificent organ which was built in 1901 by Lewis and Co, of London. There are daily recitals Monday-Saturday at 1pm and on Sunday at 3pm.