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One of the greatest civic collections in Europe.

Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum
speaking of Glasgow’s art collection

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Spend the day with Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Guthrie & Dali

Art & Artefacts

Glasgow has an outstanding portfolio of more than 20 museums and galleries most of which offer free admission. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland’s most popular visitor attraction, has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries with collections including natural history, arms and armour, and art ranging from Dali’s famous ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’ to masterpieces by ‘The Glasgow Boys’ the Scottish Colourists, Rembrandt and Titian to a world class collection of Impressionist paintings.

Glasgow Museums’ impressive collection of contemporary art works are often displayed in The Gallery of Modern Art’s changing exhibitions and include artists such as Andy Warhol and David Hockney, Scottish names like John Bellany and Ken Currie, and Turner Prize winners Grayson Perry and Simon Starling.

With something for every artistic taste, Glasgow’s Burrell Collection set in award-winning Pollok Country Park contains a wealth of Egyptian, Chinese and Islamic artefacts, while The Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow, houses the largest display of work by artist James McNeill Whistler.

Images copyright Glasgow City Council (Museums) 2010.


Experience the variety of one of Europe’s greatest civic art collections in one outstanding location by visiting Kelvingrove Art Galley and Museum. Located in the West End, just minutes drive from the city centre, Kelvingroveoffers excellent guided tours for groups and you can also enjoy its cafés and shops.


In addition to the fascinating exhibits, see the imposing red sandstone architecture of one of Glasgow’s landmark buildings with views across beautiful Kelvingrove Park to the spires of the world-renowned University of Glasgow.

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A leisurely stroll through Kelvingrove Park to The Hunterian Museum, The Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House nearby. The Hunterian is rated as one of the top five museums in Scotland because of the scale, breadth and significance of its collections, which range from art and archaeology to medicine and zoology.