Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions and features 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.
The collections at Kelvingrove are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally significant. They include natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history and much more.
The most famous painting on display at Kelvingrove is the Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. Sir Roger the Asian elephant is another big museum attraction. There is even a Spitfire plane hanging from the ceiling of the west court.
The refurbished building is an attraction in its own right and Kelvingrove welcomes families, its displays having been designed with children in mind. Besides all the exhibits, Kelvingrove has a restaurant, a café and a gift shop.
Please see our access statement for more information on our inclusive and accessible facilities and services.
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Getting here by road:
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is in the west end of Glasgow. There is pay and display car parking at the venue, but space is limited.
The car park has 10 spaces reserved for blue badge holders. These spaces are free of charge and there is no time restriction.
Access to Kelvingrove Car Park is signposted from Sauchiehall Street into Kelvin Way.
There is also car parking available at The Kelvin Hall at Bunhouse Road - just opposite Kelvingrove.
From the nearest information centre:- It is easy to reach the museum on public transport from the city centre. First Bus services 2, 3, 19A and 747 all stop directly outside Kelvingrove
Getting there by railway:- Kelvingrove is fifteen minutes' walk from Partick train station and ten minutes' walk from Charing Cross train station.
Kelvingrove is five minutes' walk from Kelvinhall subway station and ten minutes' walk from Kelvinbridge subway station.