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Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

4.6
#7 of 38 in Museums in Glasgow
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Scotland’s oldest public museum, Hunterian Museum houses vast collections spread throughout several buildings on a campus. On your visit, head to The Hunterian Museum, where you’ll find displays on geology, ethnography, ancient Egypt, scientific instruments, coins and medals, and much more. Visit The Zoology Museum, which houses an extensive insect collection. Next, the art gallery features the works of James McNeill Whistler, the majority of the watercolors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Lastly, the Mackintosh House is a modern concrete building and part of the gallery-library complex. This site features some of the original woodwork of the old terraced house and the meticulously reassembled interiors from Mackintosh's home. Make Hunterian Museum a centerpiece of your Glasgow vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Glasgow vacation planner.
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  • It's a museum located in the University of Glasgow, and it clearly started as a Victorian gentleman's curio collection. Nevertheless, it has a surprisingly broad collection of interesting items...  more »
  • Nice gallery with the bonus for us with a really interesting Whistler exhibition that was really well laid out (has finished now !)  more »
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  • This is a fantastic museum. The explanations are very good. We came at 10am on a Saturday and it was nearly empty. It was also just nice walking around the Glasgow campus, enjoying the wonderful architecture. We had to book a time slot online before arriving, it's free.
  • A well handled one way system (combined with hand sanitizer stations) made for an easy going pandemic afternoon out. Plenty of interesting things to see, particularly if you're interested in science. The specimen jars are a particularly mad spectacle to behold, though maybe best to skip past them if you're squeamish.

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