Kelvingrove Park is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, containing the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Kelvingrove Park was originally created as the West End Park in 1852, and was partly designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, Head Gardener at Chatsworth House, whose other works included The Crystal Palace in London, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and the gardens at Lismore Castle in County Waterford; however, the park was mostly designed by architect Charles Wilson and surveyor Thomas Kyle. The Town Council had purchased the land, which formerly represented parts of the Kelvingrove and Woodlands estates, that year for the sum of £99,569, around £10.9 million as of 2021. The park was intended to provide for the continued expansion of the city to the west, providing relaxation and recreation opportunities for the new middle class to the west, and an escape from the rapid slumming around Glasgow Green.
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Mandeep Duggal | May 1, 2018
Centre of Glasgow boasts of many attractions but the parks hold their own. For a day out at leisure this park is full of what a day spent in the sun would ask for. Cycling and Jogging is possible. Children's play area demarcated. Bring your own Mat and Food and you are all set. Parking nearby is available and reasonable. Go For It
Suzanne Stringer | May 4, 2018
There is so much to see in this museum its difficult to know where to start. There are exhibitions about Rennie Mackintosh and expression, animals, Egyptian mummies, paintings. The favourite of our visit was the organ recital at 1pm. This is free of charge and open to all. Judging by the attendance it is a popular feature of the museum. It lasts half an hour and the organist plays a selection of popular tunes. The acoustics of the hall means its well worth a visit even if you don't go elsewhere in the museum.
Les Tombs | Apr 15, 2018
Brilliant place to visit. Free (though they won't say no to a donation). Loads to do and see, with areas specially geared up for the youngsters. Facilities are well managed and clean. Lots of cafés. Additionally one of the world's greatest parks is literally on the door step. Best to ensure you have 3-4hrs to spend.
Joyceee Ross | Apr 6, 2018
Lovely large clean park. Well kept. Nice monuments. Well used by people of all ages. Nice to see nursery staff using this park and educating toddlers on nature. Dog walkers all friendly and don't leave any mess
Mark Keogh | Feb 14, 2018
This is a great place to go for a day out in Glasgow. Lots to see and learn. Parking is poor though. Not a lot of spaces for a busy place. However once in there is a huge variety of rooms each filled with it's own unique history lesson and items of the time or place.
Brian Daye | May 29, 2018
One of the most important parks in the Glasgow area! Set in beautiful scenery with many historic features, beautiful for a slow walk, picnic and amenities to for the kids. Also with the park is the fabulous atmosphere of the Bandstand which regularly boasts great acts and events. A must for all visitors and local people.
Natasha Chetwynd | Jun 5, 2018
The museum is lovely and the cafe serves excellent food. Have been many times and is a great place with small children as there is so much variety. However this time I went for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition, which I thought was poor. With too many information boards, and too many bits and pieces of other people's things, and not enough of his work, ie. his architectural drawings, photos and furniture. Maybe Glasgow has so much already, and I misunderstood the purpose of this exhibition celebrating 150 years since his birth, but I left feeling disappointed.
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