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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


0141 276 9599

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!

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Accessible toilets

Baby changing

Baby feeding


The cloakroom costs £1

Guidedog friendly

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing loop

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.


The car park costs £1 for 4 hours. There are 10 spaces reserved for blue badge holders free of charge with no time restrictions.

Photography and video recording

Additional information

You can find further access information for this venue on the DisabledGo website or the Euan's Guide website 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Floor Plan

5 star Visit Scotland visitor attraction.





Free wifi

The building has free wifi.

Translated Tour Guides

  • English
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French 
  • Polish

View and download translated guides here



Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

The museum is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station


The nearest subway station is Kelvinhall.

By bus

First Bus services 2, 3 and 77 all stop outside the museum.

By bike

Kelvingrove Park forms part of the Kelvin Walkway, which links with the Glasgow Loch Lomond Cycleway and the West Highland Way. The venue can be easily reach by bicycle from either the park of Argyle Street and parking is available.


There is a coach drop-off point adjacent to the bus stop and designated coach parking throughout the year for schools, tour operators and care groups.

By car 

Kelvingrove is situated on Argyle Street, around 6 minutes from the M8

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a stunning venue for corporate dinners, concerts, receptions and other private events.

Dinner and announcement at Kelvingrove

It is has also been used as a  film and tv location.

Please visit our venue hire site for more information.


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.