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Hunterian Museum

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Address: Glasgow University | Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141-330-4221, ext. 4221
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating Museum

My wife and I visited here during our recent Glasgow City Break. We combined this visit with the tour of the Mackintosh House opposite, so unfortunately we didn't spend as much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Tain, United Kingdom
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Tain, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited here during our recent Glasgow City Break. We combined this visit with the tour of the Mackintosh House opposite, so unfortunately we didn't spend as much time in the museum as we both would have liked, we will certainly visit again and spend more time. The museum is a fascinating insight into the life of... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful and interesting museum very well curated. This was our second visit to the Mackintosh House but this time the tours had to be booked in advance, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and pointed out features we would not have seen. The main museum is excellent and the shop is well worth a visit. The usual high standard from... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Just couldn't believe that a tour through this stunning house was free. I loved the design and beauty of the interior and the stories told by our guide about Charles and his gifted wife Margaret. A real treat.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The buiding is very nice looking, both inside and outside, but this is a small museum which you can view within an hour. Perfect though if you don't have at least half-a-day to spend in big museums. Still got a lot to see.

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Time only for a very brief look but it was absolutely fascinating. A real treasure-trove in a magnificent building. I will certainly return for a longer visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

An interesting collection with many very unusual exhibits brought to life by excellent guides who are University undergraduates. Their interest,knowledge and enthusiasm made our visit that much more enjoyable . Another magnificant setting in this Gothic building which is a fitting backdrop for such a collection. The proximity of the University and all its facilities is another bonus - good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Unique collection based on Hunter's private collection. This is now an eccentric collection of curiosities from Egyptian mummies to medical instruments. This time I most enjoyed the collection of Roman artefacts magnificently displayed the the gothic revival surroundings of the University. This is no random collection but a well curated history of local artefacts from the nearby Antonine Wall. Please... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really stunning building and really interesting collection of artefacts ranging from Roman to medical, well designed and laid out museum.

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I wasn't completely sure what to expect but the Hunterian was very eclectic with a nice mix of history with science. The entrance starts off with the examination chair (still used) for the University of Glasgow students as well as some varied collection items. Once past there is a great exhibit on a Roman wall built after the Hadrian wall.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Really interesting museum. Loads of interesting medical history exhibits. The anatomy museum also situated in Glasgow University is also fantastic if you get in.

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