Scottish History & British Art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Join us at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for an unforgettable day of educational discovery. We are joined by one of the curators for an introductory talk to learn about the history of Kelvingrove as well as brief overview of Scottish history before enjoying a delightful lunch in the restaurant. In the afternoon our curator will then guide us through the museum on an exclusive tour of the British Art Collection, providing an in-depth insight and answering any questions there may be. After the tour you are then free to explore the rest of the museum at your leisure.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was first opened in 1901 as the Palace of Fine Arts for the International exhibition that year. It is today one of the most visited attractions in Scotland featuring 22 themed galleries displaying over 8000 objects. The collections that are housed at Kelvingrove are wide-ranging and are of international significance, covering areas of interest such as natural history, arms and armour and a variety of art from various schools and movements, notably the so-called ‘Glasgow Boys’.
The collection of British Art at Kelvingrove features works by famous artists such as Turner, Constable and Lowry. It also features numerous sculptures displayed throughout the Expression Gallery and we also have the chance to discover and learn about works by the Pre-Raphaelites and Augustus John, the Welsh painter and etcher.
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Experience Day -
Arrival and use the free cloakroom facilities
Tea, Coffee & Biscuits in the restaurant
10.45 – 11.30
Introductory talk from the curator
12.00 - 13.15
Lunch in the restaurant
Meet at the reception desk
13.15 - 14.15
Curator Tour through the British Art Collection
Tour Finishes – Free to explore the museum or visit gift shop