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Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow

Categories: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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  • The Hunterian Gallery combined with the nearby (walking distance) Kelvingrove, make for a five-star attraction. Even though I didn't have time to see its main attraction - the Mackintosh House - I enj...  read more »
  • Well presented works in a light bright gallery. Echo-ie floorboards which lent its own charm to the gallery. Some lovely pieces and worth visiting. 
  • The art gallery is located on the campus of the University of Glasgow. It is small, but contains interesting paintings by old masters (Rubens, Rembrandt), and the work of Scottish artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Visiting of Gallery of logical combined with inspection Home Mac and other collections of the University of Glasgow.
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  • A slightly bonkers eclectic collection of more or less anything and everything by James Hunter. Fabulous building
  • You just have to visit their fantastic Whistler collection one of the crowning glories of Glasgow
  • Very cool eclectic collection
  • Few museums are housed in such elegant buildings as Glasgow's Hunterian Museum, and few are as difficult to find. To access this fantastic resource, which is open to the public, you'll have to make your way past the main gate at the University of Glasgow and up through the quadrangles behind it. Fortunately there is a lift providing more direct access. When you get there, you'll immediately wonder why you never visited it before. Based on the collection of a single man with highly eclectic tastes, the Hunterian contains a fascinating array of exhibits, including ancient artefacts and intriguing items from the natural world. There are few museums where you can encounter such a diversity of exhibits in such close proximity, which makes this ideal for children or for those who find larger places too tiring to walk around. As soon as you enter you'll be struck by the sight of a complete elephant skeleton standing in the middle of the room. Close by are a range of unusual pickled animals and body parts, some of which were formerly housed in the University's Anatomy Museum, a place once rumoured to be so disturbing that visitors would faint whilst exploring it. In fact, most visitors to the Hunterian merely gaze in fascination at examples of conjoined twins, swollen organs, and so forth. The second, larger chamber houses further treasures - an Egyptian mummy, jade Buddhas, a dinosaur skull and a gigantic beehive. There's a gallery to explore (a little narrow, making it difficult for people to get past each other, but that's old buildings for you), and there are places to sit and talk or learn more. The only real flaws are poorly written descriptions on some of the exhibits; in an institution of this kind, one might hope for better grammar. The museum has an excellent selection of hands-on exhibits, like the giant ammonites which children are encouraged to touch, making learning physical. If you've never been to the Hunterian before, perhaps now is the time to take a look. Treasure troves like this never really get old.
  • I spotted these reviews and couldn't believe it. I went into the Hunterian hoping to spend a good few hours only to find out it had been shut down and the rumour is that most of the artefacts will be hidden away in the new layout to "allow space for conference meetings".
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