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Hunterian Museum Glasgow

June 11, 2011

Hunterian Museum : The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

The Hunterian Museum is located within Glasgow University which is situated in the west end of Glasgow.The Hunterian Museum is the oldest public museum in Glasgow and Scotland. It celebrated it’s 250th anniversary of opening in Glasgow in 2007.

The Hunterian museum is based on the wide-ranging collections of William Hunter (1718-83). Hunter was a student at Glasgow University from 1731 to 1736.

The museum houses over a million items ranging from meterorites to mummies to Mackintosh. You can unearth fossils, investigate archaeology, and encounter animal architects. A great day out for all the family, you can discover dinosaurs, and explore evolution. Learn about Hunter’s story, Kelvin’s science and the history of medicine in Scotland.

In the Art Gallery you will find works by Whistler, Chardin and the Scottish Colourists. For Mackintosh enthusiasts you will find the Mackintosh House – the reassembled Glasgow Home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The Hunterian Museum is situated at the back of Glasgow University`s Main Buildings and is within a short stroll of the Argyll Hotel.

Hunterian Museum,
University of Glasgow,
University Avenue,
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Museum: +44(0)141 330 4221.
Art Gallery: +44(0)141 330 5431


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