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Discover the Magic of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow

Embracing the Magic of Kelvingrove in Winter

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: A Must-Visit in Glasgow

Last winter, I had the pleasure of visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow with my partner. As a travel blogger, I've been meaning to share this incredible experience, and now is the perfect time! Whether you're planning a trip to Scotland or simply looking for things to do in Glasgow, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-visit destination.

A Winter Wonderland in Glasgow

Visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum during winter added a magical touch to our experience. Bundled up in my warm jacket, we braved the chilly weather and made our way to this iconic museum, located in the beautiful Kelvingrove Park in the West End of Glasgow, adjacent to Argyle Street. The stunning architecture of the building alone is worth the visit, but what awaits inside is even more spectacular.

A Treasure Trove of Art and History

Kelvingrove is renowned for its impressive collection of high-end art and historical artifacts. With over 8,000 objects on display, there's something for everyone to enjoy. From ancient Egyptian relics to modern art masterpieces, the museum's diverse collections are truly awe-inspiring. My personal favorite was the vast array of artwork, featuring pieces from renowned artists that left me utterly captivated.

One of the highlights of our visit was the daily organ recital. The magnificent sound of the organ filled the grand hall, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. These recitals take place every day, Monday to Saturday from 1pm to 1:30pm, and on Sundays from 3pm to 3:45pm. If you visit, make sure not to miss this enchanting performance.

Plan Your Visit

The museum is one of Scotland's most popular free visitor attractions, and for good reason. It is free to enter, though leaving a donation is greatly appreciated to help maintain this wonderful institution. The regular opening hours are as follows:

- Monday - Thursday and Saturday:10am - 5pm

- Friday and Sunday: 1am - 5pm

Since the museum closes at 5pm, I recommend arriving early to make the most of your visit. We didn't manage to see everything during our first trip due to the vast amount of exhibits, but we had so much fun that we returned with a friend from Germany who was equally impressed.

Must-see Exhibits

Kelvingrove hosts a variety of fascinating exhibits and displays, including:

- Alasdair Gray's Cowcaddens:An iconic artwork by the legendary Glasgow artist.

- GlaswegAsians: new display exploring the contribution made by South Asians during World War 2.

- Glasgow - City of Empire: A display highlighting how the legacies of empire and slavery have shaped present-day Glasgow.

Amenities and Nearby Attractions

The museum also offers amenities such as a café, perfect for a relaxing break during your visit. Additionally, there are plenty of places to eat around the area, making it easy to spend an entire day exploring Kelvingrove and its surroundings.

Conclusion

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a cultural gem that should be on everyone's travel itinerary when visiting Glasgow. Its rich collections, captivating exhibits, and the enchanting organ recitals make it a standout attraction in Scotland. Whether you're an art enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for an enriching experience, Kelvingrove has something for you.

Don't forget to share your visit on social media and tag the museum to spread the word about this incredible destination. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the artistic and historical wonders of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum!

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12 comments

  1. So mamy photos that I feel as if I had already been there! ;p

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  2. Ci hai regalato delle foto magnifiche di questo museo. Non molto tempo fa ne ho visitato uno simile a Milano. Grazie e buona domenica.
    sinforosa

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  3. Wonderful photos, I do love museums

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  4. Querida amiga, bellísimo post, imágenes espectaculares.
    Abrazos y besos mi bella amiga.

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  5. Lindo museo. Te mando un beso.

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  6. Oh wow, incredible and fantastic series of photos, and so nice to see you too. I always enjoy meeting blogging friends in their photos. I have been to Scotland but never to Glasgow. If ever I get over there again I will definitely make a point of visiting and to visit this museum would along be worth the trip. Thank you Melody, Happy June!

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  7. Świetne miejsce i wspaniałe zdjęcia oraz Twoja relacja! Można poczuć atmosferę miejsca.

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  8. Time spent in art and culture isalways a good deal!!!

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  9. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum sounds like a true treasure trove indeed. Thank you so much for making me aware of its existence and for sharing this wonderful review and amazing photos! xxx

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  10. A wonderful place to visit. I see rich collections from all over the world. I love museums. Thank you for sharing this experience on your blog. Best regards 🤗

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  11. Great place - your photos are wonderful! I congratulate you!!!
    I would like to visit this place someday...
    I last week on Friday, I was in the museum of amber in Krakow.
    I salute you and I wish you a good, nice weekend!

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  12. Finally a place I know ;) I just came back from Scotland (and of course, I was stuck in traffic jam in Glasgow!). I visited this museum over a decade ago, I think. It was winter, too, February to be precise. Thanks for refreshing my memories, Melody.

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