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Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Hunterian Museum and other attractions in Glasgow, use our Glasgow trip itinerary builder.
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  • I was surprised by how few Scottish artists I knew and how little their work is displayed around the UK. Definitely worth a visit to educate oneself. 
  • Wonderful exhibitions in a beautiful setting. It's worth a look around the university too as it's a lovely building. 
  • This is a great museum covering wide range of subjects. It is not large but could easily occupy half a day - especially if the art gallery and Mackintosh house are also visited. The main museum conten...  more »
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  • A great place to visit. The Roman relics are worthy of note and there are many other interesting things to see. History made interesting and easy.
  • As a student studying here doing Anatomy, this place is really interesting to me. If you are interested in the history of the Hunter brothers, make sure to have a look at the anatomy museum in thr Thompson building to the left of the main entrance. Haven't been in a while, but they always have some cool new exhibits to show off.
  • Only had a short time here before they closed, but what I saw was a fascinating mix of things. Well definitely need to go back to see more. The place also had some of the most helpful staff I've ever met.
  • This Museum is locate inside the University of Glasgow. It is a interesting place, show you lots of old science stuff. E.g. how baby birth, and they do have lots of sample.. sometime little bit scary
  • My favourite museum in Glasgow. Really interesting collection of human body .