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Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

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#9 of 42 in Museums in 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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  • We kinda flew through - didn't have the time to spend this place needs. Good for anyone interested in history, natural history and art. Good display of ancient Roman finds, inforrmation on Scottish... 
    We kinda flew through - didn't have the time to spend this place needs. Good for anyone interested in history, natural history and art. Good display of ancient Roman finds, inforrmation on Scottish...  more »
  • I’ve been to Glasgow many times but had never heard of this museum. It’s a wee hidden gem with a wide-ranging collection on display. Lots of insightful exhibits. I also appreciate its recent campaign....  more
    I’ve been to Glasgow many times but had never heard of this museum. It’s a wee hidden gem with a wide-ranging collection on display. Lots of insightful exhibits. I also appreciate its recent campaign....  more »
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  • Not a huge museum but well laid out and presented. Access is good for wheelchairs via a lift, and there are accessible toilets on a lower floor. It has a small, but good Roman section and some fascinating collection, from Egyptian mummy's to insects and dinosaurs. There is an upstairs gallery which there is a lift too, you'll enjoy this if you have an interest medical science or engineering. I wouldn't drive to Glasgow just to go, but its a nice place to visit as part of a day out.
  • Great wee museum with a variety of items. Sometimes student guides do a little tour which is really interesting. The building alone is absolutely breathtaking!

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