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Britain’s Treasures

Explore one of Glasgow’s top attractions, the Kelvingrove Museum, which has something for everyone – and an equally colourful history

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Glasgow, Scotland

PEDIGREE Kelvingrove was designed by the renowned architects John W Simpson and Edmund J Milner Allen
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The original entrance to the museum faces into Kelvingrove Park, but nowadays most people use this ‘back entrance’, located on Argyle Street,

Amorbid Glasgow legend claims that the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was the downfall of its own architect, who apparently believed he had constructed the building the wrong way around – facing into the park, not out of it. In despair and frustration, he allegedly attempted suicide by leaping from one of its intricate Baroque towers. though this tale has been consistently rebuffed, the incredible museum continues to attract curious visitors, keen to explore this fascinating landmark.

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