Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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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|
View the Kelvingrove Floor Plan. Documents can be requested in Braille and large print.
The accessible toilets are available on all floors.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
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.
There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts.
Cafe or restaurant
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.
£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.
The building has free WiFi.
Access multiple language museum guides for Kelvingrove collections.
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.
Dali on loan to artist's home town
Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross is on loan.
The work will be the centrepiece of a major exhibition at the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain opening 1 November.
It will be back in June 2024.
Check out our top ten for more to see in meantime.
Plan your visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with our map.