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Monday, October 6, 2014

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (or just "Kelvingrove" to locals) in Glasgow opened in 1901 and was financed by donations from the city's Victorian industrialists.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow Scotland

Kelvingrove was constructed as the Palace of Fine Arts for the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901 and designed by English architect Sir John William Simpson using red sandstone in Spanish Baroque style.

This architectural wonder is now a free to enter museum and one of the most visited museums outside London.

The exhibits include one of the largest collections of European arms and armour in the world and a large natural history collection.

The art sections includes works by French Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir and Pissaro in the French Gallery, Old Masters in the Dutch Gallery, the Scottish Colourists Gallery and Salvador Dali's brilliant Christ of Saint John of the Cross.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow, Scotland

Other much-loved exhibits are a World War II Spitfire and Sir Roger, an Asian Elephant from Glasgow Zoo, later donated to the museum, after he was put down in 1900.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle St, Glasgow
G3 8AG
Tel: 0141 276 9599
Hours: 10am-5pm except Friday and Sunday 11am-5pm

Kelvingrove has a Study Center, Museum Shop, cafe and Research Library. The museum is within Kelvingrove Park and close to Glasgow University. Take the subway to Kelvingrove Station or any of buses 2, 3, 7, 19, 19A, 23 or 747.

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