Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

External view of the front of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

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Free Entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors.

It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.

Explore our 22 galleries and discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more. 

If you only have one day in Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must see!

Free entry. No need to book, just drop in.


Regular opening hours:

Monday - Thursday and Saturday: 10am-5pm

Friday and Sunday: 11am-5pm


Festive closures: 24, 25, 26 and 31 December - 1, 2 January.


There is a free organ recital every day 

Monday - Saturday 1pm-1.30pm

Sunday - 3pm-3.45pm


Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on AccessAble

Further information on accessibility can be found on Euan's Guide website

View the Kelvingrove Floor Plan. Documents can be requested in Braille and large print.

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilets are available on all floors.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

Hearing loop available within venue.

You can also visit our British Sign Language and International Sign Video Library here to watch a welcome video for every Glasgow Museum. 

Wheelchair access

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

KG Café

Our café is situated in the lower level of the museum with some tables positioned in the conservatory area overlooking the park.  The café is operated by table service and is licensed serving spirits, wines, and bottled beers as well as a range of soft drinks. The menu offers options for starters, mains, and desserts but also a range of handmade sandwiches for a lighter option.  Hot beverages are available as well as a range of home baking.  Dietary requirements are well catered for, including vegan, gluten and dairy free options. Where possible we work with local suppliers and capture seasonality within the menu.

KG Coffee Shop

The coffee shop situated in the main hall on the upper ground floor is a more casual option with counter service but offers a magnificent view of the main hall. The coffee shop offers a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light bites and home baking. Dietary requirements are catered for, including vegan, gluten and dairy free options. Where possible we work with local suppliers and capture seasonality within the menu. Seating can occasionally be limited due to daytime events taking place in the hall.

Have a look at our sample menu



£2 charge - cash only.


There are 142 parking spaces in the car park, 10 of which are for blue badge holders and 2 are for EV charging.

Payment can be made either by coins, no notes or cards, or by the RingGo phone /app.

For more information about the RingGo process, please visit the RingGo Cashless Parking page on the Glasgow City Parking website.


  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-2 hours £5.00
  • 2-3 hours £7.50
  • 3-4 hours £7.50
  • 4-10 hours £10.00

Mon-Sun 6pm-8am, £3 flat rate.

Blue badge parking

There are designated parking spaces (10) for Blue Badge holders and parking is free with no time restriction, subject to display of a valid permit. The spaces do not have to be booked in advance. For car park enquiries please contact 0141 276 1830.

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

Free wifi

The building has free WiFi.

Access multiple language museum guides for Kelvingrove collections.

View Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Google Maps.

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your visit via public transport.

Train - The closest train stations are Partick (PTK), Charing Cross (CHC) and Exhibition Centre (EXG). These stations are roughly 1 mile away from Kelvingrove.

The lines for these stations run through the Low-Level platforms, at Glasgow Central (GLC) for Partick and Exhibition Centre and Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ) for Partick and Charing Cross.

Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street are roughly 1.5 to 2 miles away from Kelvingrove.

Underground - The closest Subway station is Kelvinhall, which is roughly ½ mile away.

Bus - The bus stops at the front of Kelvingrove, on Argyle Street, have regular services from both directions. Services include:

Please note: If you are coming into Glasgow by train and planning to use a PlusBus ticket, the 100 bus and the City Sightseeing buses are not covered.

Bike Hire - The Next Bike bicycle hire scheme is also in operation around Glasgow, with locations to pick up and drop off around the city.

Car - Please note: the A814 Clydeside Expressway Westbound will be closed due to major roadworks from Monday 26 October for 6 weeks. Diversions will be in place, if you would travel via this route please allow a little extra time for your journey.

Accessibility - In case it is of use to anyone in your party, the AccessAble website has some useful accessibility information.



0141 276 9599

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floor plan of Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery