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Hunterian Museum

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Address: Glasgow University | Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland
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+44 141 330 4221 x4221
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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We went to see the Bute Collection exhibition which is just across the road. That was really interesting - the main museum is fascinating - from the Antonine Wall to medical... read more

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mark d
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to see the Bute Collection exhibition which is just across the road. That was really interesting - the main museum is fascinating - from the Antonine Wall to medical specimens. Also in a really beautiful building , great cafe and shops too. We were able to park on the main road but there is limited local parking as... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fascinating gentleman's collection, there are a number of remarkable curiosities within the museum ranging from coins and cultural artifacts to medical specimens and equipment. There was (at the time of visit) and excellent exhibit on Roman artifacts form Scotland and Hadrian's Wall. The second floor of the museum holds some interesting medical history and information on the life and... More 

Thank dmathewYEG
Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fabulous museum. Located at Uni of Glasgow, it is a hidden gem. Exhibits were interesting and many were unique. Both my husband and I enjoyed our time here.

Thank sharyn1031
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely museum within Glasgow University. I enjoyed the display on the Antonine wall with many artifacts from the times of Roman occupation. I was also taken by the permanent collection of medical and surgical instruments and procedures which included some hands-on displays and videos (e.g.one about the Glasgow coma scale). Free museum, and well worth the visit. Located near the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collections feel too disparate and in some collections not enough depth. There are some good pieces like the Jades and parts of the Captain Cook's collection. The main draw I think would be artefacts from the Antonnine Wall. It is located in the University of Glasgow and the building it is based in looks spectacular.

Thank Gerard_S77
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit as we had heard good things. We took my two children and glad we went. The place was so rich with information and things to see. There couldn't have been sightly more kid based activities but on the whole the kids had an enjoyable time. Would visit again on my own to allow me the change... More 

Thank Lynne R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hunterian had really interesting displays of medical science and specimens, there were also beautiful rocks and Roman and Greek artefacts too. It was super interesting especially if you are interested in Medicine and inventions and it was free entry. The exterior is also really pretty. I recommend you visit if you get a chance.

Thank JacquelinaSofia
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is situated within the Old Building of Glasgow University. The building alone is worth the visit and is absolutely stunning. The museum has a varied but small collection of artefacts and exhibits that have been collected by some of the great and good alumni of the university. There is everything from ancient history, natural history, science and biology... More 

Thank Keith H
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Art Galleries is the big attraction in this neighbourhood, and rightly so, but this substantial collection housed in a fabulous building within the university is also well worth a visit. Covering a wide remit of scientific disciplines it is both entertaining and informative, unlike the BBC!

Thank DubVanCamper
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my tour I was able to take a quick pick at a couple of the collections housed at this museum. I was amazed at how the university is able to integrate students in the study and analysis of the works and how involved they are. The paintings and sculptures are truly exquisite. This is a hidden gem.

Thank Maria C

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