Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
A visit to Glasgow is not complete without visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The building is an attraction in itself. Built in 1901, Kelvingrove Art Gallery is protected as an ‘A’ listed building. Using red sandstone which is typical to Glasgow, the museum we built in a Spanish Baroque style. The grand entrance faces towards Kelvingrove Park, one of the great green areas of the city.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum underwent extensive refurbishment and now houses over 8000 display objects in 22 themed galleries. There are many Scottish collections from the Natural History of Scotland, Scottish wildlife, history and national art. There are also many displays local to Glasgow, such as the exhibition about the works of the famous Glasgow born architect and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928). The museum also houses an extensive display of arms and armour from all over the world, Military memorabilia, a Spitfire, Ancient Egypt and a large collection of European artwork including Dutch, French and Italian art.
Central Glasgow Accommodation
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located in Glasgow’s West End, both of which are easily accessible when staying at a hotel in Glasgow city centre. The stylish Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow is conveniently placed in the heart of the city with easy access to the city’s attractions. Set aside half a day to fully explore this expansive museum. The museum is free of charge, although there may be a small cost for some temporary exhibitions. Ideal for children, there are many interactive displays and activities throughout the collections. Visitors can also enjoy the restaurant and purchase souvenirs and gifts.
Do not miss out on the most visited art museum in Scotland and the fourth most visited national attraction.