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The Burrell Collection

Pollok Park | 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT, Scotland
44-141-287-2550
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Ranked #20 of 168 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Art Galleries
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This museum houses the private collection of Sir William Burrell.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This place never gets old to me. I love the park setting and the unique items of the collection. I will visit every time I am in Glasgow. I highly recommend one of the docent tours so you get a sense of how and why the collection was put together.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I have visited so many times and love each visit. So many things to see there you could spend the whole day and still miss something. Wonderful grounds around this. Very accessible for wheelchair users.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The Burrell is a place that you can return to again and again. It has core exhibitions but also varies displays on a variety of themes and artists throughout the year. You can also go on guided walks and children can attend various art related activities during the Summer holidays as well as go on treasure hunts throughout the building.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the most wonderful building in which to house a museum or mores correctly, a collection. The mix of exhibits is very eclectic and ranges from beautiful old tapestries to modern, 20th century art with lots of top quality Egyptian and Chinese exhibits as well. A top class building for a top class collection!

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

4 of us travelled out to see the Burrell Collection today and were hugely disappointed. The positives are that the setting for the museum is lovely and the building itself could be great. The negatives were the lack of things to see. During our visit the entire mezanine level was shut due to water damage. On the ground floor a... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Burrell is a bit out of the way but totally worth a visit. The collection is quite eclectic and the displays are nicely laid out. Would be more geared to adults than most museums though...which can make for a nice date spot.

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Lyon, France
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Un musée inintéressant avec une partie de la collection de Sir William Burrell. In 1944 Burrell donated his collection to the city of Glasgow, with £250,000 to house it. The conditions of this include the request that the collection should be in a rural setting. This posed a problem until the council acquired Pollok Country Park. A custom-build museum, the... More

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Burrell Collection is an amazing and eclectic assortment of antiquities, collected over many years and now displayed in a purpose built building. You will need a good 2 to 3 hours to appreciate the entire display but it can be easily sampled in parts. There is a good cafe. The museum is situated in a most wonderful park, with... More

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Leyland, Lancs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We lived in the Glasgow area when it was first opened in the 1990's but somehow managed to avoid going despite other family members waxing lyrical about it. A wonderful experience. Stunning exhibits. We only had time for a short visit, and will certainly be back. You can also make it a great cultural day out by visiting the nearby... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Some of the exhibits had had to be removed as the roof has sprung a leak! Apart from that, this was a very interesting collection of diverse items, including Medieval stained glass and doorways, Chinese art, armour, carpets and a small but fine collection of paintings. We felt it was more for adults than children as there were no interactive... More

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