Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Glasgow) Reviews
Description:Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8AG / Phone 0141 276 9599 / Fax 0141 276 9540. / Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located ... more
Newest Review: ... second smaller gallery had loads of Scottish wildlife that a Glasgow kid will not see in their everyday life like red squirrels, golden eagles and the capperceily along with interactive displays. Kids will love the clear beehive where bees come from the outside via a tunnel and make honey. Evolution is covered in a brilliant section devoted to Darwin's life and work with skeletons which shows ... more
Customer Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Glasgow) Reviews (6)
by - written on 30/07/12 (Very useful, 109 readings)
Kelvingrove museum and art gallery has been on my "to visit" list for a long time. Last weekend we finally made the trip through to Glasgow and saw the museum which is in the heart of Glasgow and home to more than 8000 exhibits. The museum is set in a gorgeous sandstone building next to Kelvingrove Park with a bronze sculpture of St Mungo, patron saint of the arts, flanked by two women representing art and music. The site has limited parking as well as good public transport links. The museum is set over three floors although the lower ground floor houses the temporary exhibitions; when we visited it was 500 years of Italian Art which cost £5 for an adult to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/09 (Very useful, 383 readings)
Kelvingrove was refurbished and reopened in 2007. There are numerous new exhibits and the addition of several activity centres. When you walk into Kelvingrove you immediately notice the large organ upstairs. This is used for recitals. People generally sit in the cafe area to watch and listen. Turning left leads into the "Life" section of the museum, where you will be greeted by Sir Rodger, the Asian elephant. This section is popular with families as children love to see the animals. There is a giraffe, gazelle, giant spider crab, an exhibition of flying insects and various other natural world exhibitions. This area gives visitors an ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/06/09 (Useful, 29 readings)
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery is a free to visit gallery, making this a very inexpensive day out for the family, which welcome in this current climate. The gallery is on 2 levels, with the bottm level being more family orientated, with lots of exhibits about animals, the war, dinosaurs etc. There is also many special exhibitions hosted here, for example at the moment they have a Doctor Whoo exhibit, which you do need to pay for, this is sometimes quite pricey though. The second floor level is sometimes by passed by quite alot of people as this is home to all the paintings, this is such a shame as the paintings are lovely, and there ar some interesting insect ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/09/08, updated on 21/04/09 (Useful, 79 readings)
They used to say Glasgow's Miles Better as a means of promoting Glasgow and attracting tourism and industry to the City. And I think it would be fair to say the slogan worked. But even before that particular campaign Glasgow had a gem that attracted not only visitors from outside, but much of the populace of Glasgow. For many Glaswegian families a Sunday afternoon, a few times a year, spent at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, was perhaps as important as, for some, their regular Sunday morning outing to church. And just as churches have their Cathedrals, the Kelvingrove Museum must surely be Glasgow's Cathedral of Knowledge for the Children of Glasgow ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/08 (Very useful, 212 readings)
WHERE IS IT? Kelvingrove Art Gallery is situated within Kevlingrove Park in the West End of Glasgow. The museum is open 7 days a week and is free of charge. The whole building was completed refurbished over 5 years since 2001, the whole process taking nearly 3 years just to remove most of the exhibits from the gallery to a purpose built storage facility in the east end of the city. Some exhibits however were too large to move, just as a stuffed elephant, and such exhibits were boxed up whilst refurbishment works carried on around them. When Kelvingrove reopened in July 2006, it quickly re-established itself in the hearts of Glaswegians ... Read the complete review
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