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Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

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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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  • Stunning visit to the Macintosh House. A beautiful series of interiors recreated in the museum. Excellent curator who was highly knowledgeable. 
    Stunning visit to the Macintosh House. A beautiful series of interiors recreated in the museum. Excellent curator who was highly knowledgeable.  more »
  • The Hunterian is on the campus of the University of Glasgow at the edge and maybe a little north of Kelvingrove park. The setting itself is worth a visit, with the large gothic college buildings that....  more
    The Hunterian is on the campus of the University of Glasgow at the edge and maybe a little north of Kelvingrove park. The setting itself is worth a visit, with the large gothic college buildings that....  more »
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  • It's interesting, but it didn't inspire me much. The museum is primarily focused on the pieces collected by Hunter. There are impressive Roman ruins in the archeology section, including the ancient wall north of Glasgow. For free.
  • The university museum has an interesting collection of historical and scientific objects. Especially the natural history collection speaks to the imagination. The museum is housed in a very impressive building.

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