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article imageUnusual finding at Glasgow's Kelvingrove—The Antiques Roadshow Special

By Lesley Lanir     Oct 23, 2014 in Travel
Glasgow - Glasgow has many free, interesting attractions. One of the more famous is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End. What you might not expect to find while browsing around is the filming of an episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is not only one of Scotland's most visited free attractions, it is one of the most visited museums in the UK, if you do not include London in the statistics.​
This Spanish Baroque style building has over 20 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying wide-ranging collections including one of Europe's great art collections.
The building first opened its doors in 1901 as the Palace of Fine Arts for the Glasgow International Exhibition held that year. It is perfectly located by the 22 mile (35km) long River Kelvin and across the road from the popular Kelvingrove Park.
River Kelvin  Glasgow
River Kelvin, Glasgow
What you may not expect to find in the centre hall of this fascinating, recently renovated building is the filming of an episode for the 37th series of the BBC's long-running popular show - The Antiques Roadshow. The show's first appearance was back in 1979 and invites viewers to bring items along to be valued by experts.
Entrance of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and filming of  BBC s Antiques Roadshow.
Entrance of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and filming of BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and BBC s Antiques Roadshow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
What you may not also expect is to be asked to part of the show as one of the interested onlookers. So you can go on holiday to Scotland and, surprisingly, maybe appear the following year on a TV programme.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and BBC s Antiques Roadshow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and BBC s  Antiques Roadshow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - East Court art exhibition
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - East Court art exhibition
Glasgow has a variety of free attractions for visitors, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is just one of many recommendations. Watch this space for more.
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