The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. This museum has become the most popular visitor attraction in Scotland and the most visited museum in the UK, outside of London. The gallery is located on Argyle Street, on the banks of the River Kelvin is adjacent to Kelvingrove Park and is located near the University of Glasgow in Gilmorehill. Development of Kelvingrove partly financed from the proceeds of the 1888 International Exhibition held in Kelvingrove Park. The gallery was designed by Sir John W. Simpson and EJ Milner Allen and was opened in 1901, as the Palace of Fine Arts for the Glasgow International Exhibition held in that year. This gallery was built by the Spanish Baroque style, using Locharbriggs or red sandstone.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum collection is derived from the McLellan Galleries and from Kelvingrove House, Old Museum at Kelvingrove Park. The museum has one of the best collections in the form of weapons and armor, and also about the natural history collections is extensive. The art collection includes many works of European art is outstanding, including works by Old Masters, French Impressionists, Dutch Renaissance, Scottish colourists and exponents of the Glasgow School.
The famous collection in this Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a painting of Christ of Saint John by Salvador Dalí. Copyright painting was purchased by the receiver after a meeting with Dalí. For the period between 1993 and 2006, the painting was transferred to St Mungo Museum as a symbol of Religion and Art.
Kelvingrove’s collection featured internationally in 22 countries. Collections are displayed, including extraordinary paintings, sculptures, silver, ceramics, armor Europe, firearms, clothing and furniture. The natural history of Scotland is treated in depth by displaying relics from the history and prehistory of Scotland. Kelvingrove regularly organizes exhibitions, events and activities for all ages. When visiting Kelvingrove, you can enjoy the cafes and shops. You can also use the Center of Studies and Library to find out more about the collections of the Museum Glasgow and conduct online research.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opening hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10.00 – 17.00, Friday and Sunday from 11:00 – 17:00. To visit this museum is not charged. You can walk to the museum of the city of Glasgow around for approximately 10 minutes.