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Hunterian Museum

Glasgow University | Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
0141-330-4221, ext. 4221
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Ranked #16 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The museum is situated in the grounds of Glasgow University which are themselves impressive buildings. The museum is basically a Victorian collection and so is a hotch potch of exhibits related to archeology, zoology, anatomy etc. Many of the exhibits are fascinating - especially the Antonine Wall display. However, what really makes the museum is that it is beautifully curated.... More

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Glasgow
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum full of exhibits ranging from science to history. Shows the best of Glasgow and her discoveries.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

It's well worth longer than I had to spare and my review is based on the small part I saw. The collection is eclectic and there's something for everyone.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Lots of history surrounding the human body with specimens in jars. Also fossils and how the roman empire worked. It is for free so go visit when you are in Glasgow.

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Main Beach, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I saw things here I have not seen all over the world. Do not miss this - and also they have great soup in the Cafe nearby for the weary traveller!

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glasgow
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19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love the Hunterian, and have visited often over the years since I was a student at Glasgow. It's never usually very busy, and always seems like a good place to escape to when the West End is really busy. Great exhibition about the Romans, and the kids always love the dinosaur fossils!

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Pandabuddy
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is a lot bigger than I expected, lots of interesting specimens in jars, so much to see, felt that I didn't get to see all of the exhibits on display. Their is no entry fee but you can make a donation, this we did as their was so much on show. Worth a visit if you are in... More

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited this on a very wet Sunday. It was a really pleasant surprise. The Roman exhibition is very good and well put together and would appeal to young and old. The anatomical/natural history exhibits are fascinating and will appeal to those interested in science/ medicine. Fascinating place.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Personally I prefer creepy stuff and if you do, the London Hunterian Surgeon Museum will give you the best interest. This one is also great but in a more diverse way of collection. Highly recommended to study about Hunter.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Yes it worthy to pay a visit to Uni of Glasgow building and to the stunning stairs to get to this museum. Roman peaces are good too, if you like them.

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