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Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

4.6
#8 of 37 in Museums in Glasgow
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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  • Lots of interesting things to see. Especially Antonine wall exhibit. The timed exam black slate chair was especially interesting.  more »
  • A must see destination in Glasgow. Very interesting collection .. Information given about the exhibits helpful  more »
  • Free museum within University of Glasgow which offers wide variety of artefacts from many different subjects, you will be guaranteed to find something to interest you from its collections.  more »
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  • Not easy to find, it seems to be hidden away at the back of the university main building. The art gallery is better signposted and identified - I found that - but was disappointing, mostly consisting of copies apart from an extensive collection of Whistlers. After the art gallery I gave up and walked across to the Kelvingrove gallery instead.
  • Absolutely loved this museum! Almost missed it as it is not within the Hunterian art gallery. It's on level four of the University of Glasgow main building. A lot of very interesting specimens along with their history. Thoroughly enjoyed the interactive aspects too. Free admission
  • Great museum with guided tours. Free admission.
  • Possibly my favourite museum in Glasgow. An ecclectic mix of artefacts but lots of good information and just the right size to get around it in an afternoon.
  • Sadly didn't manage to go in for a visit but I'm sure it's as beautiful inside as it is out.
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