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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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A Must See!

Train to Crossmyloof station walk down the hill straight along road and cross to Pollock Park and the Burrell is directly along the path within about 8mins. Don't take advice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Train to Crossmyloof station walk down the hill straight along road and cross to Pollock Park and the Burrell is directly along the path within about 8mins. Don't take advice from man at trainstation telling you to get off at Pollockshaws West it is another hour before you will find the Burrell. This is one of the most unusual buildings... More 

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have visited the Burrell many times over the years and you never get bored as the collection is constantly being changed. A great place to visit when it is snowing - absolutely beautiful.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Visiting family in Glasgow and wanting somewhere to go on a very rainy day we were took by cousin to see the Burrell Collection. A brilliant big airy building housing this great collection. Just wish it had been a nicer day to visit the lovely grounds. Another visit will have to be done..Its free too!!!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This art collection is set in the grounds of the beautifully scenic grounds of Pollok Country Park in Glasgow. The sculptures by Auguste Rodin were my favourites. The collections are beautiful and varied. The gift shop is excellent both for choice and value and the assistants are very helpful and friendly. There is also a very good restaurant. Most definitely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I always enjoy a visit to the Burrell, it never ceases to amaze me how one man can have collected so many beautiful pieces of art. It's nice just to wander round and admire the pieces, very relaxing. You can also take some time to walk in the park and enjoy the scenery. The cafe is nothing great, a pity... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I was in awe of the breadth of the collection, given to Glasgow by Burrell but not on show until this wonderful building opened in 1983 set in Pollok country park. There are Islamic, Chinese, Greek and ancient Egyptian artefacts, with paintings up in the mezzanine including several by Degas. Lunch in the cafe, overlooking the park, was a great... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I kept waiting in vain for something to WOW me. I'm sure that the collection are very fine examples of thier respective oeurves but I found it to be a bit dull.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I really enjoyed Pollok Park itself and had a lovely walk around. The Burrell collection building is very nice however the exhibition itself isn't amazing. It was a bit of a mish-mash. Despite this I would still recommend it, after all it is free and is pleasant way to spend a morning. I must say I did like the impressive... More 

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Scotland, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Of all the places I have been in this country - this Collection has to rate as one of the best! Take a trip - you'll now be sorry!

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Enjoyable visit - not very inspiring exhibits but the building is lovely and the setting in the park is great. I wouldn't make it a destination visit but if you are in the area then it is definitely worth a visit (and it's free).

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