The story of Kelvingrove
One of Europe's finest civic collections, where you'll find everything from dinosaurs to Dutch Masters
Kelvingrove was one of the last great museums of the Victorian era, opening in 1901, as part of Glasgow's International Exhibition of that year. In 1902 it became Glasgow’s civic art gallery and museum. The city's residents regularly vote it their favourite building.
The collections range from fine art and design - including examples of French Impressionism and the Scottish Colourists - to natural history including Sir Roger the elephant, plus arms and armour, human history and Ancient Egypt.