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Hunterian Museum

Glasgow University | Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
0141-330-4221, ext. 4221
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Ranked #19 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

go for the building stay for the map of the world and roman part of scotland. Did not like the things in jars but then again not my collection

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Interesting collection of roman artefacts found in and around Glasgow and a history of medicine in a fabulous building within Glasgow University. Close by you also have the Huntarian Art Gallery and Macintosh white room which are both worth visting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The eponymous founder of the museum, Dr Hunter, must have been a polymath with money as his collection is both wide ranging and deep. The museum, as opposed to the Gallery, is made up of objects: at the moment there is an interesting exhibition about the Antonious Wall, which was built after Hadrian's Wall. But there are also examples of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Neat stuff in a cool location within the University. Great way to spend a few hours or a rainy afternoon

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visit both Hunterian Art Gallery and Mc Intosh House. They must be seen. And while you are there, see the University buildings at once. These places make Glasgow really worth visiting.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Well worth seeking out on the University of Glasgow campus (and walking up the hill to get there!), the Hunterian Museum featured a fascinating display of Roman artifacts found in and around Glasgow including coins, carved distance markers along the wall they built, household items, and even shoes! Remarkable.

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Hayden Lake, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I lingered over every exhibit, even the ones I thought I wouldn't like. My husband, who is a physician, was most interested in seeing this musum, and it proved to be very worthwhile for both of us.

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Lamar, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great little museum, though there was not as much to see as the last time that I popped in . Great private collection of some pretty incredible people that have supplied it's collection. Well worth the visit at the University and it is free.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Well worth a visit. The collection is interesting and in my opinion at times controversial. The Roman artefacts are extremely good. Definately recommend and of course it's free.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum, at the University of Glasgow, surpassed all expectations. Firstly, the space in which it is housed is magnificent and historically interesting, as it was an 19th century attempt to display the artefacts clearly and in a streamlined way, which wasn't the custom previously.The collections are numerous, totalling over 1.3 million objects, and cover science, medicine, music, engineering of... More

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