Getting to know... Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

We visited Glasgow to talk to Scotland's most popular museum about Bovril, elephants and Kofi Annan.

The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow is the only Scottish institution in the running to be named Museum of the Year 2013. Learn more about Britain's most visited museum outside of London.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Age: 112

Describe yourself in three words: global, loved, majestic.

What is your most treasured possession? Salvador Dali’s, Christ of St. John on the Cross.

Your most famous visitor is... Queen Elizabeth II, or former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan who seemed to enjoy our exhibition on rock gods, AC/DC.

What is your best café creation? Bovril, pie and beans for the football exhibition.

Any museum pets? Sir Roger the Elephant and the bees.

One thing that could make you better is... the invention of indestructible interactives for the under 5s.

You have a museum crush on... the British Museum (they have a crush on us too).

What do you most dislike about your appearance? As a grand old lady, nothing… age creates character and beauty!

You’re most happy when… our visitors leave us with big smiles on their faces – priceless!

Venue details

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street G3 8AG 0141 276 9599

Entry details

Free entry to all

50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

Mon – Thu and Sat, 10am – 5pm
Fri and Sun, 11 – am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 – 2 Jan and from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

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