Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum One of Scotland's most popular attractions with over 8,000 intriguing objects. FREE entry!

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10/07/2019

Kelvingrove will remain closed for the remainder of today. Engineers are in the process of restoring power & we will carry out building checks before looking to reopen tomorrow as normal. We’re sorry for any inconvenience & will update when we have confirmation of reopening.

10/07/2019

Please note due to urgent repairs Kelvingrove is currently closed. We are working as quickly as possible to rectify the issue and will update this page as soon as we know when the venue will reopen.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience.

10/07/2019

✨𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧✨

UPDATE: Due to an electrical issue within the building, we are currently closed. Engineers are on-site and we hope to have power back as soon as possible. We will keep customers posted.

A nice article in THE FALL online magazine on our new exhibition.
09/07/2019
THE FALL Mag

A nice article in THE FALL online magazine on our new exhibition.

Amazing new exhibition on the work of #LindaMcCartney personally curated by Paul McCartney, #MaryMcCartney and Stella McCartney.

We are excited to offer our first @MeatFreeMonday menu today in the KG cafe and coffee shop in support of this not-for-p...
08/07/2019

We are excited to offer our first @MeatFreeMonday menu today in the KG cafe and coffee shop in support of this not-for-profit campaign during the Linda McCartney Retrospective exhibition. https://bit.ly/2XlUiPs The special Monday menu has a range of delicious snacks and meals to enjoy! Let us know your favourite! #LindaRetrospective #MeatFreeMonday #LindaMcCartney

Planning to visit the Linda McCartney Retrospective tomorrow? Well why not pop into the KG restaurant for our new Meat F...
07/07/2019

Planning to visit the Linda McCartney Retrospective tomorrow? Well why not pop into the KG restaurant for our new Meat Free Monday menu. Throughout the run of the exhibition the café will be serving up delicious vegetarian and vegan meals every Monday in support of the Meat Free Monday campaign. With dishes like sweet potato, red pepper and butternut squash coconut curry or Tofu ‘n’ chips to try there is sure to be something to tantalise your tastebuds! #LindaRetrospective #MeatFreeMonday https://bit.ly/2XlUiPs

Have you been to see the Linda McCartney Retrospective yet? Which is your favourite photograph from the exhibition? It's...
07/07/2019

Have you been to see the Linda McCartney Retrospective yet? Which is your favourite photograph from the exhibition? It's on now until 12 January 2020, tickets are £7/5 (under 16s free) #LindaRetrospective

Image: Linda by Paul. Scotland, 1970 © #PaulMcCartney #LindaMcCartney

We are very excited to say that the Linda McCartney Retrospective is now open! On until 12 January 2020, this is the UK ...
05/07/2019

We are very excited to say that the Linda McCartney Retrospective is now open! On until 12 January 2020, this is the UK debut of the exhibition. Tickets £7/£5 (under 16s free) #LindaRetrospective
Image: Paul. Glasgow, 1970 © #PaulMcCartney #LindaMcCartney

The Linda McCartney Retrospective opens tomorrow at 11am! Here are Sarah Brown, Photographic Curator Linda McCartney Arc...
04/07/2019

The Linda McCartney Retrospective opens tomorrow at 11am! Here are Sarah Brown, Photographic Curator Linda McCartney Archive, and Fiona Hayes, Curator of Social History with Glasgow Museums, with one of the photographs featured in the exhibition #LindaRetrospective

If our sneak peek of the Linda McCartney Retrospective yesterday was not enough to tempt you, our exhibition gift shop i...
03/07/2019

If our sneak peek of the Linda McCartney Retrospective yesterday was not enough to tempt you, our exhibition gift shop is sure to do it! Here’s a quick look at the fantastic merch on sale as they put the finishing touches to it! Opens Fri 11am. #LindaRetrospective #LindaMcCartney https://bit.ly/2S7WYd3

Sneak peek, behind the scenes alert! The Linda McCartney Retrospective is beginning to take shape. Not long now until yo...
02/07/2019

Sneak peek, behind the scenes alert! The Linda McCartney Retrospective is beginning to take shape. Not long now until you can visit this iconic exhibition – we open on Friday at 11am. Tickets on sale now https://bit.ly/2S7WYd3 #lindaretrospective #lindamccartney

Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums and Collections#SlaveryMadeGlasgowOur blog contains posts by Glasgow Museums’ cur...
02/07/2019

Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums and Collections

#SlaveryMadeGlasgow

Our blog contains posts by Glasgow Museums’ curatorial team highlighting examples of the links between our collections and slavery.

Cathkin House and Slavery

In 1870, James Maclehose published a volume of photographs entitled Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. The photographs were taken by Thomas Annan (1829 - 1887), and the text, by John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, catalogued the stories of the families who lived in them. Tom Devine has commented that “they were essentially uncritical hagiographies, silent on the slavery roots of much of the city’s economic eminence and the role of the merchant adventurers whose profits, derived in large measure from the slave-based transatlantic economies, had caused Glasgow to flourish.”

To read this full post and many others, see here:

https://wp.me/p8vk1J-a6

For more information on Glasgow Museums’ collections please visit: https://bit.ly/2LsDdhg

Image: A photograph of Cathkin House taken around 1870 (c) CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
01/07/2019
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

T. rex in Town closes at the end of the month! Don’t miss it!! A genuine 66 million year old T. rex skeleton and fun interactives to help you learn all about her life! Book your tickets at kelvinhall.org.uk/trex or buy your tickets on the door at Kelvin Hall Open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm.

Day 1 of the summer holidays, kids already asking what can we do?! Glasgow Museums hold the Passport to Summer Fun! Pick...
01/07/2019

Day 1 of the summer holidays, kids already asking what can we do?! Glasgow Museums hold the Passport to Summer Fun! Pick up a FREE passport from any Museum or First Bus driver, collect 8 different stamps to get a Museum Explorer certificate.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Hereby Glasgow MuseumsSunday 30 June 2019, 14:00 - 16:00Kelvingrove#refugeefestscothttps://bi...
30/06/2019
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
by Glasgow Museums
Sunday 30 June 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2xlU8II

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here by Glasgow Museums Sunday 30 June 2019, 14:00 - 16:00 Following a reading of the work of celebrated Iraqi poet, Al-Mutanabbi, Glasgow Museums’ Curator of Islamic Civilisations, Noorah Al-Gailani will reflect on her experiences as an Iraqi migrant who has frequented ...

Scottish PEN’s 90th Anniversary Exhibitionby Scottish PENSunday 30 June 2019, 12:00 - 17:00Kelvingrove#refugeefestscotht...
30/06/2019
Scottish PEN’s 90th Anniversary Exhibition

Scottish PEN’s 90th Anniversary Exhibition
by Scottish PEN
Sunday 30 June 2019, 12:00 - 17:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2xj56hU

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Scottish PEN’s 90th Anniversary Exhibition by Scottish PEN Sunday 30 June 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 In 2017, Scottish PEN marked its 90th anniversary defending the rights of writers both in Scotland and around the world with an exhibition that has travelled across Scotland for the last 18-months. The ex...

The Question of a Kurdish Museumby Unity in the Kurdish CommunitySaturday 29 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00Kelvingrove#refugee...
29/06/2019
The Question of a Kurdish Museum

The Question of a Kurdish Museum
by Unity in the Kurdish Community
Saturday 29 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2Ja2BUK

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

The Question of a Kurdish Museum by Unity in the Kurdish Community Saturday 29 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00 Everyone is invited to a day-long event including storytelling and Kurdish Music as part of a pop-up museum created by Unity in the Kurdish Community, Scotland with Glasgow Museums. Stories relati...

Paul McCartney spoke to The Guardian about six of his favourite photos from the upcoming Linda McCartney Retrospective, ...
28/06/2019
Paul McCartney on Linda’s best photos: ‘Seeing the joy between me and John really helped me’

Paul McCartney spoke to The Guardian about six of his favourite photos from the upcoming Linda McCartney Retrospective, which opens at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum next week, Friday 5 July.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jun/26/paul-mccartney-on-lindas-best-photos-seeing-the-joy-between-me-and-john-really-helped-me

Linda Eastman was the award-winning photographer who captured a generation of rock stars before marrying a Beatle. He discusses how her work changed his life

3 Months to 35 Yearsby Glasgow MuseumsFriday 28 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00Kelvingrove#refugeefestscothttps://bit.ly/2Lo9h4...
28/06/2019
3 Months to 35 Years

3 Months to 35 Years
by Glasgow Museums
Friday 28 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2Lo9h4h

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

3 Months to 35 Years by Glasgow Museums Friday 28 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00 This pop-up exhibition has been curated and documented by individuals who have sought refuge in the UK. It is a work in progress with an invitation to take part. This group has recently come together to share aspects of their...

There’s just a week to go until we unveil Linda McCartney Retrospective on 5 July. At the UK debut of this exhibition, y...
27/06/2019

There’s just a week to go until we unveil Linda McCartney Retrospective on 5 July. At the UK debut of this exhibition, you can enjoy iconic images taken by Linda throughout her photographic career, from the 60s music scene to the later, more intimate work, with her family and friends. This stunning photograph of Stella McCartney was taken by her mother in Amsterdam, 1989. Tickets on sale now. https://bit.ly/2S7WYd3. ©️#PaulMcCartney #LindaMcCartney

It looks like summer has arrived in Glasgow! If you are out and about in our venues don't forget to pick up our Summer e...
27/06/2019

It looks like summer has arrived in Glasgow! If you are out and about in our venues don't forget to pick up our Summer events guide. Experience, discover and interact at Glasgow Museums over the holidays. Full listings here https://bit.ly/2JarG1I

Our latest display in the Fragile Art Gallery opens on Saturday 29 June.  Between Utopias: Russian Art in the Early 1990...
27/06/2019
Between Utopias: Russian Art in the Early 1900s

Our latest display in the Fragile Art Gallery opens on Saturday 29 June. Between Utopias: Russian Art in the Early 1990s, explores the work of two artists from the former Soviet Union who responded to a society in flux, Pavel Makov and Nikita Gashunin. This display will run until June 2020 and is open during normal visiting hours. https://bit.ly/2RFqpUj

Russian Art in the Early 1900s

The Museum Ballot Box: Workshop on the Voting Rights of Migrants in Scotland – Cast Your Vote for a New Collection!by Ro...
27/06/2019
The Museum Ballot Box: Workshop on the Voting Rights of Migrants in Scotland – Cast Your Vote for a New Collection!

The Museum Ballot Box: Workshop on the Voting Rights of Migrants in Scotland – Cast Your Vote for a New Collection!
by Roza Salih
Thursday 27 June 2019, 11:00 - 14:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2RGqfvN

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

The Museum Ballot Box: Workshop on the Voting Rights of Migrants in Scotland – Cast Your Vote for a New Collection! by Roza Salih Thursday 27 June 2019, 11:00 - 14:00 In this session, activist and Glasgow Girl, Roza Salih will lead a workshop on the voting rights of migrants in Scotland, making pr...

Community Storytelling Day with the Scottish Afghan Society – Open to Allby Glasgow MuseumsWednesday 26 June 2019, 11:00...
26/06/2019
Community Storytelling Day with the Scottish Afghan Society – Open to All

Community Storytelling Day with the Scottish Afghan Society – Open to All
by Glasgow Museums
Wednesday 26 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2X8J7tj

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Community Storytelling Day with the Scottish Afghan Society – Open to All by Glasgow Museums Wednesday 26 June 2019, 11:00 - 16:00 Visit Kelvingrove Museum for a day of storytelling through objects curated by the Scottish Afghan Society in Glasgow with Glasgow Museums. This event is open to everyb...

Timeline Photos
25/06/2019

Timeline Photos

Home on the Move: the Impact of Immigration Policy on Participation and the Possibilities for Practiceby Ruth WebberTues...
25/06/2019
Home on the Move: the Impact of Immigration Policy on Participation and the Possibilities for Practice

Home on the Move: the Impact of Immigration Policy on Participation and the Possibilities for Practice
by Ruth Webber
Tuesday 25 June 2019, 11:00 - 13:30
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2X5EakV

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Home on the Move: the Impact of Immigration Policy on Participation and the Possibilities for Practice by Ruth Webber Tuesday 25 June 2019, 11:00 - 13:30 Ruth Webber’s PhD research explored the meaning and importance of ‘home’ to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Glasgow, with a ...

Claiming Back the Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibitionby RefuweegeeTuesday 25 June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00#refugeefestscothtt...
25/06/2019
Claiming Back the Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibition

Claiming Back the Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibition
by Refuweegee
Tuesday 25 June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2xangCB

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Claiming Back the Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibition by Refuweegee Tuesday 25 June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00 “With every sunrise a new hope is to be found.” In 2016, Refuweegee – a community-led charity in Glasgow – collaborated with a group of students from Edinburgh to produce Claiming Back the...

The latest Glasgow Museums What's On guide is here, with all the details of our Summer Holiday Programme. There are lots...
24/06/2019

The latest Glasgow Museums What's On guide is here, with all the details of our Summer Holiday Programme. There are lots of FREE, family-friendly activities on offer at Kelvingrove this summer. Pick up a copy from Glasgow Museums venues or visit https://bit.ly/2LbWVME

Knitting Culturesby Knit for Unity: Across the GlobeMonday 24 June 2019, 11:00 - 14:00Kelvingrove#refugeefestscothttps:/...
24/06/2019
Programme 2019

Knitting Cultures
by Knit for Unity: Across the Globe
Monday 24 June 2019, 11:00 - 14:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2x4I4vc

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Programme 2019 WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram Freedom of Movement by Iman Tajik Visual Art Thursday 20 June 09:00 - 23:00 Dundee Riverside, Dundee FreeWebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram Freedom of Movement by Iman Tajik Visual Art Thursday 20 June 09:00 - 23:00 Riverside underpass, by the Riverside Mu...

Claiming Back the Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibitionby RefuweegeeMonday 24 June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00Kelvingrove#refugeef...
24/06/2019
Programme 2019

Claiming Back the Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibition
by Refuweegee
Monday 24 June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00
Kelvingrove
#refugeefestscot

https://bit.ly/2ISk7MU

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

See full programme here: https://bit.ly/2Zx3iy4

Programme 2019 WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram Freedom of Movement by Iman Tajik Visual Art Thursday 20 June 09:00 - 23:00 Dundee Riverside, Dundee FreeWebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram Freedom of Movement by Iman Tajik Visual Art Thursday 20 June 09:00 - 23:00 Riverside underpass, by the Riverside Mu...

Address

Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8AG

First Bus : 9,23,42,62,100,747 Underground : Kelvinhall Overground : Exhibition Centre or Partick

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

0141 276 9599

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