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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

Donate

Contact

0141 276 9599
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

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Kelvingrove 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. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

Enjoy an organ recital, a free tour or at weekends and holidays take part in one of our family activities.

If you only have one day in Glasgow, Kelvingrove is a must see!

Visit the Kelvingrove online shop.

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Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located on the right past the enquiries desk.

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 and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception. 

Additional information

View the Accessibility Guide here on AccessAble - the new name for DisabledGo and the Euans Guide website. View the Kelvingrove Floor Plan. Documents can be requested in Braille and large print. 

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe

Full table service is available. No tables are permanently fixed. No chairs are permanently fixed. No chairs have armrests.

Menus are hand held and wall. Menus are not available in Braille or in large print. Picture menus are not available.

View our menu

Cloakroom

The cloakroom costs £1.

Parking

The car park is managed by City Parking. Charges are as follows:

Mon-Sun 8am-6pm

  • 1 hour £1.60
  • 2 hours £3.20
  • 3 hours £4.80
  • 4 hours £6.40
  • 5 hours £8.00
  • 10 hours £10.00

Mon-Sun 6pm-8am, £2 flat rate.

There are spaces reserved for blue badge holders, free of charge with no time restrictions. For car park enquiries please contact 0141 276 1830.

Parking is free for Blue Badge holders. Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance. There is/are 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

Photography and video recording

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

Restaurant

Contact number for bookings: 0141 276 9530

Shop

Along with our Museum shop, you can also visit the Mega-store-us shop until May 2019 and explore our range of dinosaur goodies!

Free wifi

The building has free wifi.

‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!

To access multiple language museum guides for Kelvingrove collections click here.

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 (http://www.plusbus.info/glasgow), 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.

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

Location

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

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What to see at Kelvingrove

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses one of Europe's great art collections. It's a favourite with locals and a must see for anyone visiting the city.

Collection highlights
"Alexander Reid" by Vincent van Gogh. The painting shows a man with red hair, wearing period clothing.