Quingo Accessible Attractions: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The UK is full of incredible attractions, enjoyed by millions of us each year. Brimming with culture and excitement, we’re pretty much spoiled for choice. So, at Quingo Scooters we’ve put together a guide to the UK’s best accessible attractions to help you decide what sights suit for your perfect day out.

This week, we’re heading to Scotland to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Set in Glasgow, it’s one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions and great for a day filled with culture – a big hit with locals and tourists since it opened in 1901.


Wide and varied collections

The museum has 22 themed galleries that display an impressive 8,000 objects, from paintings and sculptures to mammals and armour, all brought together through Glasgow Museums’ rich and varied collections. As a Recognised Collection of National Significance, the displays are delicately put together with an extensive collection of themes, such as:

  • Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists – includes a fine Dutch and Flemish collection from the 17th century, which is also one of the UK’s largest. As well as this, it is the home of some of the most important collections of 19th century French oils in the UK.
  • Scottish Art – incredible art dedicated to the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists and the newly acquired ‘Glasgow Fair’ by John Knox.
  • Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross.
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style – dedicated to the magnificent work of one of Glasgow’s most famous sons and the UK’s contribution to Art Nouveau with the style movement.
  • Natural History – including dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals.
  • Arms and Amour – a collection holding international significance, including the R L Scott bequest, one of the finest private collections of European arms and amour in the world.
  • Ancient Egypt – of national significance and features several objects of unique importance linked to historical figures. One of the most impressive collections on display at Kelvingrove.
  • Scottish History and Archaeology –includes a wealth of material relating to the early settlements across Scotland and life on St Kilda.
  • World Cultures – artefacts from the Americas, Africa, South Asia and Oceania.


Accessibility features  

The Kelvingrove is very accessible; it has 10 disabled parking spaces reserved for blue badge holders, all of which are free of charge and free from time restrictions, allowing plenty of time to explore the captivating exhibits fully. There are two lifts in the venue to take visitors from the lower ground floor entrance to each of the floors. There is a lift at the Argyle Street entrance that provides access to the museum. Accessible toilets are available on each floor, as well as adult changing facilities in the fully accessible toilets on the lower and upper ground floors. Kelvingrove is fully accessible for scooter users, all of the floors can be reached via lift.

The museum has been designed to allow access for scooter users between the displays and cases. As well as this, all displays/cases and interactive activities are at the right height for scooter users. For more information on accessibility at the Kelvingrove Museum visit their Accessibility Information page here.

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