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The Burrell Collection

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Address: Pollok Park | 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2550
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This museum houses the collection of Sir William Burrell, gifted to the...
This museum houses the collection of Sir William Burrell, gifted to the city of Glasgow.
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Don't overlook the Burrell!

The Burrell hasn't had the great hype that Kelvingrove has had, but, in my eyes, it is a better museum.It hasn't been dumbed down like that place, it is set in a wonderful park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Burrell hasn't had the great hype that Kelvingrove has had, but, in my eyes, it is a better museum.It hasn't been dumbed down like that place, it is set in a wonderful park, and the collection of stained glass and tapestries is unparalleled. Opened in 1983, the building is showing serious signs of decay now, and is set to... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Burrell Collection more times than I can remember and always find it a delight. The marvelous and divers collection of artifacts have something for everybody. The eclectic collection of paintings, which change periodically, are witness to William Burrell's amazing eye for excellence. The building itself is a joy and the large glass windows overlooking the... More 

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Berkshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Really good visit here, take a tour if you can as there is so much to see that it helps to have someone explain some of the artefacts. Quite difficult to get to on public transport. Restaurant a bit mediocre.

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Creetown
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

hi I went here with my wife as we had heard it was closing for refurbishment and wanted to see it before it closed, we had a good day out and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Hampshire
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are some very nice pieces in the collection, which ranges in age from ancient Egyptian, 4000 BCE, to seventeenth century, and in size from coins and miniature carvings through to entire rooms, doorways and ceilings. The building it's housed in is as much of an exhibit as any item in the collection - though not without its problems. I'd... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This collection is housed in a large airy building surrounded by green parkland. The diverse collection is displayed uncluttered so items can be appreciated. Depending on your areas of interest you may find that you skim some areas whilst lingering in others such as the art section or the stained glass. The cafeteria is also excellent and the prices are... More 

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

Myself, mum and sister visited this location after a number of people had recommended it to us. Unfortunately we weren't as enthused as others seem to have been. Some interesting items but overall not worth the visit outside of the centre by bus. Cafe was OK and in a nice location of the museum with lovely views.

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wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An amazingly eclectic collection with something for everyone. Sadly the picture gallery was closed owing to rain water penetration of the upper part of the building. Thanks to our guide who gave a very informative and amusing talk on The Tudors.

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Paisley, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I took an American friend to see round this iconic Collection. A bright building with its exhibits each displayed in its own space and not being squeezed next to each other was delightful. Looking at the Egyptian artefacts dating back many hundreds of years BC we found that time passed all too quickly and we resolved to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Situated in a beautiful park, excellent placement of all works of art and great restaurant. Would make a super family day out if weather kind. The art changes regularly so always something new to view. Guides very knowledgeable.

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