Kelvingrove Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses one of Europe’s great art collections. It is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland and is one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London.

Nearest Railway Station

Exhibition Centre
Glasgow Central is the nearest main station and an easy cycle ride to Kelvingrove Museum.

Cycle Hire

NextBike cycle hire is available outside Central and Queen Street stations as well as many other locations across the city. Use it with our cycle directions below.

Arriving by Foot

This route uses the recently constructed (2013) mainly segregated cycle lanes that run from Glasgow Central Station to Kelvingrove Park. The route starts on Waterloo Street then crosses the M8 motorway using a new walking/cycling bridge. The journey continues along quiet residential streets with only a couple of busy roads to cross using signalled crossings to reach Kelvingrove Park. A wide path runs through the park to the Galleries.

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Kelvingrove Gallery from Exhibition Centre – walking route

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Arriving by Bike

This route leaves from Glasgow Central. Even though it is not the closest station, it is served by the most trains and given the distance, it is more convenient to cycle from here than change trains. The route uses the recently constructed mainly segregated cycle lanes that run from Glasgow Central Station to Kelvingrove Park. It starts on Waterloo Street then crosses the M8 motorway using a new walking/cycling bridge. The journey continues along quiet residential streets with only a couple of busy roads to cross using signalled crossings to reach Kelvingrove Park. A wide path runs through the park to the Galleries.

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Kelvingrove Gallery from Glasgow Central – cycle route

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Nearest cycle parking

There are about twenty cycle racks available at the rear entrance to the Gallery.

Cycle carriage on trains and buses

Glasgow central is served by local, regional, and intercity ScotRail trains which usually have four cycle spaces. Some electric trains have no or only two spaces but allow cycles to be stored in the doorways (on the right side of the train). Bicycles do not require reservations on ScotRail services to Waverley except for trains from Inverness and Aberdeen. Bicycle reservations for these services can be made by contacting ScotRail telesales on 0330 303 0111 or visiting a station ticket office. Full details are contained in the ScotRail Connections Guide.

Glasgow Central is also served by long-distance trains operated by CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast, and Virgin Trains West Coast. These operators carry between two and six bicycles and require a reservation, which can be made by contacting the train company or visiting a ticket office.

Arriving by Bus

First Bus services 9, 16, 23, 42 and 62 all stop directly outside Kelvingrove. The No.3 bus can be taken from outside Central Station.

Directions to the Bus Stop

Leave Central Station and locate the bus stop on Hope Street just before Bothwell Street.

This information was believed to be correct at the date of publication of this website, 23 June 2015. We would encourage users of the site to check the public transport information presented above before setting off.