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The Burrell Collection

Address: Pollok Park | 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2550
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses the collection of Sir William Burrell, gifted to the city of Glasgow.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Attraction details
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
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
Owner description: This museum houses the collection of Sir William Burrell, gifted to the city of Glasgow.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Expensive, interesting -not enough items on show and too much space between. What they had was spread over a few rooms. It could have all gone in one room. I was not impressed. Cafe was so expensive that I almost fainted when I saw the bill I won't be visiting there again

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Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We tried many years ago to visit the Burrell Collection and we're delighted to finally get there. The building is in Pollock Park and is accessible by train from Central Station in Glasgow to Pollochshaw West Station and then a fifteen minute walk through the Park. Allow a couple of hours to see round the exhibits which you can do... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The museum had a good and varied selection of artifacts split into about eleven or twelve different sections covering everything from Chinese figures and Buddhist statues to Islamic plates and carpets but the bulk of the exhibits were European with a good area on textiles and another on Christian artifacts but in truth there was little in the way of... More 

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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If time allows one must go to see this. Easy to find on public transport. Allow plenty of time to see all.

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Ronda, Spain
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wonderful collection, but the top floor has been leaky and many of the drapings have been moved. Buckets to collect drips were everywhere. The Museum is gradually closing down for complete renovation from 2016 - for four years!! Thoroughly enjoyed the entrances to medieval churches and the classical artefacts. What a terrible shame the building has not lasted as long.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wonderful collection... huge range of things to see... You could spend hours in a place like this... Very modern inside.. first class amenities... Items being changed all the time as the Burrell has a vast collection in storage... Good easy parking, set in a wonderful park setting in Glasgow's south side... easy access from the motorway.. A must if visiting... More 

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wonderful park setting. It was a frosty Sunday and many families were inside the collection and outside in the park, people walking their dogs. Free entry and very friendly staff. A feeling of spaciousness. Such a wide variety of artifacts but a pity many of the best ones were with Bonhams in London. Enjoyed watching the film about Burrell and... More 

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burrellcollection, Manager at The Burrell Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and posting your review. I'm pleased to say that all our treasures have returned from the exhibiiton in London ,and most are now back on display. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The art is diverse and wonderful and admission is free - all they ask is a donation. The Pollock Park location is lovely as well. It's a bit off the beaten track but was just a £10 taxi ride and well worth it. The history of William Burrell and his family is interesting as well.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

we went here on a day trip from edinburgh. its not the overall quality of the collection that amazes. its simply really hard ro imagine one person being able to collect all of these things in the course of a lifetime. definitely not to be missed on a scottish visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went with family. If into this type of thing your in heaven. If not boredom sets in. Alas i am not but still was interesting enough to keep my attention. The items were interesting. Pre BC items furniture centuries old. I found it a place i would visit again but unlike my wife i could not spend hours. Its still... More 

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