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Hunterian Art Gallery

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Address: University of Glasgow | 82 Hillhead St., Glasgow G12 8QE, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-330-5430
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Description: This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
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Do visit; it is a treat

Visited for the first time this weekend; only disappointment was that the Mackintosh house was so busy that we could not go in. The gallery is, however, delightful, a really good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited for the first time this weekend; only disappointment was that the Mackintosh house was so busy that we could not go in. The gallery is, however, delightful, a really good size to see in one visit as it is not large so one can take in what is on offer before suffering art- overload. I always start with any... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

For someone a little bored with the stockstandard museums and galleries, the Hunterian was a refreshing surprise. Make sure to speak to the staff at the main desk to join a tour of the adjoining Mackintosh House. The tours run daily (but museum closed on Mondays) and are free. My group of ten seemed to be a mix of Mackintosh/design... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to this lovely museum. The permanent collection includes quality work from the Glasgow Boys, Colourists and Whistler, among others. There is information for each painting but there are also student-led MUSE tours if you want. It's a manageable size and when we were there not crowded at all, so it's a nice experience. You can... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Delighted with the variety of exhibitions in this gallery. Duncan Shanks work, Glasgow boys, Whistler and the Ingenuous Impressions were all excellent. This is one gallery well worth finding in the West end of Glasgow. It is positioned on a small steep hill so it may be a little difficult for any with mobility issues.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Hunterian Art Gallery is an impressive museum. With it's separate wing for architecture, it provides the viewer with an interesting montage of art and design.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very fine collection with a good events program so well worth joining the friends. There is a small shop with discount for friends. The Whistler collection is very famous. Although there is no gallery cafe there seems to be a student cafe across from the entrance. We were attending a special event and were welcomed on a Monday when the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Hunterian Art Gallery, part of Glasgow University, has a very fine collection of Scottish art, including the colourists, as well as having a large number of Whistler paintings.It also has exhibitions throughout the year, which have covered subjects such as early printed books (the current exhibition), Whistler and London, John Cage's art, Leonardo da Vinci and Edvard Munch.And of... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There isn't much going on at the Hunterian aside from the Mackintosh House which is absolutely worth the visit. No cafe facilities which was very disappointing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wow, what a surprise. Museums can be dry and boring but this one was full of unexpected surprising exhibitions. Staff were very helpful. Exhibits well labelled and informative, much better than the Art Galleries . Coffee shop was very reasonably priced. Definately worth another visit

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was just killing time when I decided to have a look. It was absolutely fascinating! It is on until June and it is well worth a visit. To get the most out of the visit you will have to read the information, but it is so informative, and I personally learnt a great deal as it also gave a... More 

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