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The Burrell Collection, Glasgow
(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
At The Burrell Collection, see one of the world's greatest individual accumulations of art. Wealthy shipping magnate Sir William Burrell acquired some 8,000 works during the 19th and 20th centuries and gave them to the city of Glasgow. View some of them--such as artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome and paintings from 19th-century French artists--on one of the two daily themed tours. The collection is comprehensive, covering everything from ceramics and weapons to tapestries and stained glass. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, so see what's on before you visit. You might also enjoy one of the scheduled talks or workshops. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Glasgow holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Burrell Collection and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I enjoyed visiting the Burrell Collection and learning of how this collection came into existence. There was so much to see from art/artifacts from ancient civilizations, oriental art, medieval and po...  more »
  • I visited the Collection before it closed, it's amazing to see soo many artifacts from centuries ago Just a shame, it's closed till 2020 to increase it's capacity Can't wait for the opening 
  • Quite a hike in the park from a suburban train station for this small and medicre collection. A roomful of impressionist gems, a few ancient artifacts of interest, some overexposed Rodins, but that's ...  more »
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  • It's impossible not to give this 5 stars. A free and eclectic, private collection of everything from Impressionist art, Greek pottery, religious statuary and the third largest collection of Medieval tapestries in the world. A fantastic place to visit in Glasgow. A treasure.
  • Well worth going here even if it just appreciate the building. I found the art collection a little impersonal outside of it's original context. It's free but please leave a donation.
  • An eclectic and beautiful collection of art, architecture and decorative objects ranging from ancient China, Egypt and Greece to Tudor England and early-20th century paintings. The volunteer guide who led the free tour was entertaining and knowlegeable. It's set in a pretty country park with woodlands and open fields on the outskirts of Glasgow. Easily reached from central Glasgow by bus and a short walk. Admission is free, and there's a reasonably-priced café downstairs.
  • This is an excellent day out. Even if the weather is good or bad. Lots of exhibition from various time period. Very good.
  • Really nice museum, definitely worth going to see. I just found it a bit hard to find the entrance because it has a one way system. It does have a car park once you get in. Really beautiful building and awesome collection.