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Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum tops 10 million visitors

Kelvingrove Museum
Image caption Kelvingrove's three-year £35m revamp was completed in 2006

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow has attracted its 10 millionth visitor since reopening six years ago.

The milestone visitor crossed the threshold of the attraction on Sunday afternoon during a Christmas concert.

The free to enter museum, located in the city's west end, reopened in 2006 following a three-year £35m revamp.

It houses more than 8,000 objects, such as the Salvador Dali painting Christ of St John of the Cross and works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

'Jewel in crown'

Since reopening, the museum has hosted a variety of exhibitions including a history of Egypt, Doctor Who's adventures and one dedicated to Australian rockers AC/DC.

The most popular exhibition was of the work of the Glasgow Boys artists, attracting 120,000 visitors in 2010.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "Kelvingrove remains the jewel in Glasgow's cultural crown even as that reputation continues to grow and spread.

"Visitors come from all over to see Glasgow's treasures and are often stunned by the quality of the collection, the innovative ways they are displayed and that it remains free for all to enjoy."

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