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Art Gallery & Museum Breaks

June 12, 2011

Glasgow Art Galleries And Glasgow Museum

Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums are within easy reach of the Argyll Hotel. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is within a few minutes walk! Many of the city’s cultural sites were celebrated in 1990 when Glasgow was designated European City of Culture.

Glasgow has an amazing portfolio of more than twenty museums and art galleries, many of them free, including the unique Burrell Collection, stunning Mackintosh House and cool and contemporary Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow was the UK City of Architecture 1999, and has an impressive heritage of Victorian architecture and many of the city’s most impressive buildings were built with red or blond sandstone.

Glasgow City Chambers, the main building of the University of Glasgow and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, are notable examples of Victorian architecture and all within easy reach of the Argyll Hotel. For those looking for a cultural breaks look no further than Glasgow and the Argyll Hotel.

See Glasgow, city of culture, city of architecture and design. Scotlands city of style is Glasgow.
See below a selection of Art Galleries and Museums that are well worth a visit.

Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery of Modern Art opened in 1996 and is housed in an elegant, neo-classical building in the heart of Glasgow city centre. The building was refurbished to house the city’s contemporary art collection, and is an appealing combination of old and new architecture. GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops

Intermezzo offer tailor-made guided tours of the Gallery of Modern Art, including lunch.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove first opened its doors to the public on 2 May 1901 when it formed a major part of the Glasgow International Exhibition. And is situated in Kelvingrove Park in the West End of the City. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is in the top 15 most visited museums in the world! Figures compiled by the respected arts journal The Art Newspaper saw Kelvingrove ahead of such famous names as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Uffizi in Florence and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Intermezzo offer tailor-made guided tours of the Gallery of Modern Art, including lunch.

CCA Glasgow

CCA in Glasgow stands for the Centre for Contemporary Arts and the CCA in Glasgow is recognised as one of Europe’s leading contemporary galleries and is supported by the Scottish Arts Council.

Located on Sauchiehall Street within easy reach of the Argyll Hotel.

For further information on Glasgow’s buildings of interest please see the links below»

The Lighthouse:
Mackintosh Church
Tall Ship Glasgow
Glasgow University
House for an Art Lover
Mitchell Library
Burrell Collection
Glasgow School of Art
The Transport Museum
The Barony Hall

For City Sightseeing Glasgow take the Glasgow City Bus Tour.

Please ask at reception for tickets and discounts available
Scottish Culture Links – Glasgow Gaelic School

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“First visit to Glasgow”

We have just returned from a 3 night 4 day break at the Argyll.We can not praise this hotel enough. On entering we were greeted by very friendly reception staff. Our room a double was very clean and tidy. The breakfast was wonderful and a member of staff Linda couldn’t do enough.We could order the eggs we wanted and nothing was to much trouble.We would definitely recommend this hotel.

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