Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Reopens

Kelvingrove reopened 17 August, 2020

Some changes have been made to keep you safe and make your journey enjoyable.

Pre-book in advance

Pre-booking is essential.  Book Tickets

  • You now require a ticket to enter the museum. Tickets are FREE. You need to pre-book online, in advance, for your household for a specific date and time. This will provide a safe and enjoyable experience for you, by allowing numbers to be managed and physical distancing maintained.
  • The number of visitors coming to the museum will be limited.  time. Hopefully this will both reassure you and allow visitors to enjoy their visit.
  • Tickets will be released in two week blocks to give more opportunities to visit.

Keeping you safe

  • The visitor charter sets out the safety measures which have been introduced to create a safe space and it highlights how you can help protect yourself and others while visiting the museum.

Information for your visit

  • For information on opening hours, how to enter the museum, what’s open, face coverings and more see the Museum FAQs.

On the day of your visit

  • The entrance to the car park on Kelvin Way is currently not available. The car park will be open with access from Sauchiehall Street. Staff will be on hand to direct you and usual charges will apply.
  • On arrival please enter doors facing the car park. The accessible entrance with access to lifts is located at the ground level, also facing the car park.
  • Wear a face covering to stay safe and protect others. Guidance on Scottish Government Exemption from Face Coverings.
  • Please do not visit the museum if you, or any members of your household, has any symptoms of Coronavirus
  • Your e-ticket will be checked on arrival so please have this ready.
  • Please arrive as a group with the ticket holder in attendance to ensure compliance with Test and Protect
  • Please maintain 2 metre physical distancing during your visit.
  • There are no cloakroom facilities, restaurant/café, take away nor retail at this time.
  • They are unable to provide space for packed lunches at this time.
  • Some smaller spaces and hands on displays will be closed off during your visit to allow hygiene and physical distancing measures to be maintained.
  • Please observe signage in the venue and any one way routes that are in place.
  • For more information and ways to enhance your visit please visit Glasgow Museums where floor maps can be downloaded.
  • Please ensure children are supervised at all times to ensure physical distancing measures can be maintained.
  • Please wash your hands and use hand sanitiser during your visit.
  • Please keep your visit to a maximum of 2 hours to ensure entry to as many visitors as possible

Kelvingrove has missed you staff are happy to welcome you back.

Kelvingrove Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.

Explore  22 galleries and discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more. There is  a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

If you only have one day in Glasgow, Kelvingrove is a must see!


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