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Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow | 82 Hillhead St., Glasgow G12 8QE, Scotland (West End)
44-141-330-5430
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Ranked #22 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
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Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, 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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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great chance to see some of the wider context of Rennie Mackintosh's work - especially after visiting his Hill House previously, and visiting the Mackintosh house earlier today. We got a really strong sense of how his architectural practice fitted into the Glasgow of his time, his collaboration with his two senior colleagues, the evolution of his work, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a small gallery but full of wonderful paintings and sketches There is a very nice Whistler collection of paintings There is also a nice collection of Scottish painters and the Museum is free

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is such an interesting museum and of course its all part of the beautiful Glasgow University so its a double attraction

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well worth the trek out to the University to see this lovely little gallery (William Whitworth architect) and the Mackintosh House.Well displayed treasures. It is a pity that they don't allow photographs as there are very few reproductions of the collection.

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