The Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow is definitely a destination not to be missed out on – the gorgeous Baroque building provides home to a multitude of historical fragments, ranging from varieties of preserved flora and fauna, to masterpieces by artists such as Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh and Salvador Dali. Between Partick and Finnieston, the museum contains a variety of interesting displays, housing up to 8,000 specimens and artwork, including a spitfire suspended from the ceiling. Furthermore, the museum is not only immersive and interesting to history and art enthusiasts, but works for a lovely family day out, as some museum specimens feature interactive displays for children to engage with and potentially learn from. In addition, the museum has received praise not just for its range of historical pieces and artistic works, but also for its pleasant café and the quaint little gift shop.
While I don’t have one particular favorite of the exhibits, I always find myself drawn to ancient Egyptian art, the Dutch Old Masters, the natural life exhibits and the French Impressionist painters, and the stunning Charles Rennie Mackintosh piece ‘The Wassail’.
During the middle of the day, diners also have the opportunity to enjoy an organ recital, as a large and well-preserved organ sits above the ground floor, its bellows ring through the stone halls. The grand building towers over a stunning green lawn, conveniently situated not far off from the centre of town, granting accessibility to other venues for potential outings. Entry is free, although donations are welcome.