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The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Categories: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums
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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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  • Lovely gallery and, museum in a lovely setting. Good to wander in the park and not to rush a tour of the museum. Some items are not on display as space is restricted a bit by a leaky roof. Spacious, e...  read more »
  • The Burrell is a "must see" when in Glasgow, but unfortunately it is set to close at the end this month for major structural improvements and is expected to reopen in 2020 
  • Great place to view all the wonder of ceramic and many other types of artifacts Nice cafe/restaurant. Nice park surrounding the building Sufficient parking disabled friendly 
  • 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.
  • Cool museum with a very eclectic collection of artifacts from a variety of times and places. Free entry!
  • Good museum in a wonderful setting. Some excellent medieval wood carving. Would have liked to have seen more of their arms and armour collection.
  • Nice place to go for a visit. Done good exhibits. The restaurant is nice too. The surrounding park has some nice walks too.
  • Love the place. Always more to see every time I visit. Friendly staff and decent cafe
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