Glasgow's Art Gallery and Museum, an imposing red
sandstoned building, first opened in 1901.
In 2003 Glasgow City Council embarked on a three
year, £27.9 million restoration project to return Kelvingrove's
magnificent Victorian interior to its original splendour. The museum
re-opened to an enthusiastic public in July 2006.
The increased exhibition space now accommodates
over 8,000 objects including several new exhibits such as the fully
restored Spitfire LA198 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron.
Kelvingrove also houses a superb collection of paintings
by (among others) Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh & Picasso.
Please note that after an absence of several years
(during which it was displayed at the St Mungo Museum of Religious
Life and Art) Salvador Dali's world renowned painting Christ
of St John of the Cross makes a welcome return to the first
floor of the West Gallery.
The lower halls exhibit European Armour, Natural
History, Prehistoric Animals, Egyptian Relics and various Discovery
Centres where visitors of all ages can find out more about the museum's
Children are well catered for throughout the museum
and there is a new area devoted to the under 5s where young children
can experience lots of hands-on-fun. The "Mini Museum"
is located on the ground floor near the west hall.
Disabled Access & Toilets
Cafe & Gift Shop
Mon - Thurs 10am - 5:00pm
Sun 11am - 5:00pm
NB. All museums are closed on 25th, 26th December
(early closing on 24th Dec) and 1st, 2nd January (early closing
|Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow G3 8AG
|Tel:  (0) 141 276 9599
Fax:  (0) 141 276 9540
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