The Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum is one of nine buildings run by Glasgow Museums. The Museum was opened in 1901, and is now well into its second century. It is Glasgow's most popular museum, attracting nearly one million visitors each year.

Situated at Kelvingrove Park, this magnificent red sandstone building is the home of a superb collection which covers science, history and art. The Museum's own extensive collection is often augmented by important exhibits on loan from other museums.

The Museum makes an important contribution to education through the Schools Museum Service. Over 100,000 Strathclyde schoolchildren benefit from this service each year.

There are also frequent organ recitals in the Museum's Centre Hall.

The south entrance


Cast of statue of Princess Amonirdis

Cast of statue of Princess Amonirdis

The archaeology collection includes objects from Egypt, Cyprus, the Italian-Greek colonies and Scotland.

Notable individual collections are those of Sir Robert Hamilton Lang (Cypriot objects); James Stevenson (Italian-Greek pottery); and Ludovic MacLellan Mann (Scottish objects).


The Arms and Armour section includes several important collections bequeathed by private collectors. The largest individual collection is that of Robert Lyons Scott, which includes some 800 items.

Other notable individual collections are those of Charles Edward Whitelaw, (Scottish weapons); Alexander E. Martin (firearms); and Charles C.S. Parsons (edged weapons).

English Greenwich Armour for Man and Horse
English Greenwich
Armour for Man and Horse


Thunderbird Totem Pole

Vancouver Island, Canada, 1992.

Thunderbird Totem Pole

The Museum's Ethnography display consists of nearly 800 objects from all corners of the globe, including Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia.

Many of the objects were acquired by explorers, missionaries, anthropologists and teachers on their travels across the globe. The collection includes objects donated by the renowned missionary David Livingstone.


Natural History is the main subject of the Science Department at the Art Gallery and Museum. The collection reflects the three main areas of Natural History: geology, botany and zoology.

A variety of techniques is used to preserve and display the collection, including taxidermy, dry and wet preservation and modelling.

Tuatara Lizard, New Zealand

Tuatara Lizard, New Zealand




Campbell (poet)

Marble by
Edward Hodges Baily, 1826.

Thomas Campbell (poet)- marble by Edward Hodges Baily, 1826.

The sculpture collection consists of approximately 300 works from the late 18th century to the present day. The largest part of the collection is that of the British School, in particular the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.

The collection also includes works from the French School, by such sculptors as Degas, Rodin and Renoir.


Click on the images to see enlarged versions:

Danae, by Edward Burne-Jones
Mantel Clock- Gilt bronze, Louis XVI style. French, late 18th century.
Feral Goat
Part of Hunting Trousse, Saxony c1630

This website was designed by Allan Webb as part of the Universal Training Solutions Web Design Course.

All photographs on this site are copyright Allan Webb.

To visit my other websites, click on the links below:

Aviation Photo Gallery

Aviation Blog

Scottish Mountain Landscapes