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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow websites, information, large images, phone number, postcode and links to reviews and a map.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
is situated about 1.8 miles west of George Square / Glasgow Centre

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum opened in 1901 with a great variety of art, artifacts, and animals from around the world.

The art collection includes works by the Old Masters, French Impressionists, Dutch Renaissance, and Scottish Colourists.

The museum also has one of the top collections of arms and armour in the world.

There are two rooms in the museum dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, showing many of his designs. Mackintosh was born in Glasgow 7th June 1868, and died in London 10th December 1928. He has become the most known Glasgow architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His furniture designs are still highly sought after today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh

The Museum is on the Tour Bus route . Kelvingrove Google Map. Postcode: G3 8AG. Tel: 0141 276 9599.
FREE Admission.

 


Across the road from the Museum, is the impressive Kelvin Hall, that used to hold the Museum of Transport. The Museum of Transport was moved to the Riverside Museum in 2011. The Kelvin Hall is now mainly used as an indoor International Sports Arena, and hosts events such as boxing, badminton and volleyball. Large Image.

Next to the Kelvingrove Museum, to the north, is the University of Glasgow, that holds the Hunterian Museum, home to Scotland's oldest public museum, and the world's largest collection of works by renowned Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The University Gardens are a popular walk, with a large statue of Lord Kelvin, Glasgow's greatest scientist. Large Image of the Lord Kelvin Statue.

Next to the Kelvingrove Museum, to the east, is the large Kelvingrove Park, with a number of scenic areas and a skate/bike facility. Sitting high above Kelvingrove Park, is the impressive Park Terrace and Park Circus, an area of Glasgow modeled on the architecture of Bath. You can walk up through Kelvingrove Park to Park Circus.
Kelvingrove Park Reviews . Kelvingrove Park Large Image .

Argyle Street, that runs along the front of the Kelvingrove Museum, has a selection of bar/diners and cafes.

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/kelvingrove/Pages/default.aspx . www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/glasgow/kelvingrove . Reviews

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