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Hunterian Art Gallery

Address: University of Glasgow | 82 Hillhead St., Glasgow G12 8QE, Scotland (West End)
Phone Number: 44-141-330-5430
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #36 of 388 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Art galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
Owner description: This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
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Type: Art museums, Art galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
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English first
Glasgow
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the moment you enter the building you're imoressed by the sweep of the staircase and the grandeur of the space. The rooms are a real wonder......displays fascinating, well presented, and you can imagine those old time botanists and explorers who brought back the gorgeous specimens for us to appreciate. The special exhibitions are always worth visiting, as they're very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In the grounds of Glasgow University and just around the corner from Byres Road, Glasgow West End's answer to the King's Road in London, with its nicnak shops, bars & restaurants, definitely worth a visit. The Uni. with its architecture, is worth a walk around on its own, as JK Rowlings' Hogwarts comes to mind

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are looking for a nice small gallery with great pieces, this is the place to visit. Walking around The University campus and the Gallery was a great experience. You could also visit many of the good coffee places near the Gallery.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the west end and could easily walk to this fantastic museum. Free entry and so many brilliant paintings that we ran out of time to see the Mackintosh house. We came back the next day for a tour of the house. Very good guide. Shame it was only half an hour as it would be easy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Currently running at the Hunterian, the exhibition of his work - public and residential - is a fascinating insight of the man and makes you wonder why he fell out of favour in the 1920s. That he then went to France on the suggestion of his friend John Duncan Ferguson and his partner Margaret Morris, and produced the beautiful watercolours... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

this is excellent and worth a visit - in Glasgow university - not very big so wont take long to view.

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small gallery and free; well set out and access to the Mackintosh house which is fascinating. Helpful staff and small shop.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Hunterian is a must-see for me - great collection, well-curated, and, of course, the Mackintosh House. I particularly want to draw attention to the accessibility issues here - the reconstruction of the Mackintosh House is only partially accessible (there are steep stairs, and many of them, to the upper levels) but the FOH staff and the House Guide made... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

You don't need extra incentive to visit Glasgow's wonderful West End, but the Hunterian Gallery would certainly be another reason to do so. Of course, there's the remarkable reconstruction of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh's early home--full of their brilliant designs and furniture. One reviewer complained that the Mackintosh docents are overly academic. I didn't find it so;... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Mackintosh Architecture. If you are really into Mackintosh, then you must visit this. A few items of furniture (shame really) but you have the opportunity to view detail drawings of buildings/ extensions with their associated models/ photos.

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