Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. It has been a favourite with Glasgow residents and visitors since it opened in 1901.

The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgow Museums’ rich and varied collection, which is a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The displays are extensive and wide-ranging, including:

   •Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists including one of the largest and finest collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art in the UK and one of the most important collections of 19th century French oils in the UK
   •Scottish Art including galleries dedicated to the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists
   •Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross
   •Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style – a gallery dedicated to one of Glasgow’s most famous sons and the style movement which was the UK’s contribution to Art Nouveau
   •Natural history including dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals
   •Arms and armour – this collection is of international significance, including the R L Scott bequest, which had been one of the finest private collections of European arms and armour in the world
   •Ancient Egypt – this collection is of national significance, featuring several objects of unique importance linked to historical figures
   •Scottish history and archaeology including a wealth of material relating to the early settlements across Scotland and life on St Kilda
   •World cultures including nationally and internationally significant objects from the Americas, Africa, South Asia and Oceania

We even have a real Spitfire!

Exhibitions and events

Looking at World War One

Permanent exhibition

Pictures and sculpture can sometimes convey feeling and emotion more powerfully than words. This was recognised in WWI by the British government which set up a Picture Department in 1916 as part of...

Educational programs

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