19/09/2016

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow


It is not a secret that Glasgow is one of my favourite places in Scotland. This buzzing, vibrant city has a lot to offer. It is impossible to be bored there as there is always something happening. It can be a crazy night out or a new exhibition in one of a many art galleries. Wonderfully designed, historic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is definitely one of the places I recommend visiting to explore Scottish and international art. See more photography here.
As they say: the best things in life come for free. Pupils, students, adults, elderlies can all enjoy Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as entry if free. Donations are greatly appreciated and I believe they go towards the upkeep and further development of the facility. You can drop whatever amount you want straight into a donation box.
The gallery opened over 110 years ago in 1901. Maps are available to show you where you can find each of the 22 themed galleries. My favourite rooms include the Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists, Ancient Egypt, World Cultures, and Scottish Art. In total there are over 8000 objects to enjoy and explore. I must admit an hour or two might not be enough! I have been returning now every so often for over five years and I still find something new to see. If you are tight on time I would suggest having look at the website before your take a trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and identifying rooms you want to visit. Do not forget to add extra time for a few photos in front of the building. Architecture is gorgeous!
Are you travelling with kids?

I am definitely past my school years however interactive exhibitions for kids had my attention for longer than just a minute! I could literally spend days there, particularly in the room about bees where I was fortunate to have a peek into their life.  
Every now and then new exhibition are introduced, which offers a great mixture of artifacts. It is a perfect opportunity to deepen your knowledge about the displayed topic.

I remember traveling down to Glasgow on a bus for almost 4 hours one way just for a day to see an exhibition for Jack Vettriano’s work. If I was able to I would stay there for a night to appreciating his work. One more thing ticked off my bucket list!  

The gallery is spacious and as I mentioned before it takes time to see every room. Nevertheless there is a conveniently located café downstairs with sweet treats and hot drinks.
A few years back I was sitting there on a rainy day with a hot chocolate with pink marshmallows in my hand. Purely coincidentally there was also a choir signing followed by an organ recital. Art lover’s heaven!    

What was the best exhibition you have had a chance to see lately? 

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  1. gorgeous!

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  2. This museum looks so nice. I also love the kids' interactive area and when I went to the London science museum I spent at least half an hour there haha!

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    1. So did I! Sometimes they are better way to learn more about exhibition than a boring boards with additional informations.

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