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Hunterian Museum

Glasgow University | Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
0141-330-4221, ext. 4221
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Ranked #18 of 173 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you love Mackintosh or just architecture then the exhibit upstairs is great. The house is ok but you cannot photo anything and it is only a replica in many aspects. It was a bit confusing how you could prove you were unemployed, not even the cashier knew what proof was needed and my student card (not from Glasgow) was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The collection is impressive but not for the squeamish! I felt a bit ill at seeing the vast collection of dead things in jars. Very interesting but have lunch after your visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went with my daughter, very informative and world class collections.Personally I liked Hunter’s own extensive anatomical teaching collection. Entry is free.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Fabulous - I don't know why we haven't visited before ! Really interesting collection in a beautiful building. Knowledgable, friendly staff. Many thanks to the young lady who was a German student advisor who gave us an informative tour of the Antonine wall exhibition-excellent. 5 minutes walk from the byres road for a lovely selection of cafés and restaurants -... More

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Adelaide
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I've been reading about the development of museum collecting in 19th century Britain, so the visit here was timely. The sense of the Hunterian as a 19th century institution is still very strong, and informs much of the content and style of display still. I think for modern eyes some of the placement and interpretation raises interesting questions, indigenous peoples... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A fantastic museum with a wealth of information and great collections for everyone. You can spend a whole afternoon here and you will not get bored!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very interesting place full of stuff from gem stones to dinosaur bones and skulls. I was not so keen on the midwifery display including a persevered womb and foetus !! My advice is ignore the display around the chair on entering and it is a wonderful place.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a must visit place for every Archeology/History/Art fan. Even when your not a huge fan, it is a really beautiful museum. It's free and do not forget your camera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I loved the mixture there was absolutely everything in there. The paintings the stuffed creatures the gemstones everything even the pickled bits, my friend wasn't keen at all on that bit haha. But I found it very interesting

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Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited as part of our tour of the Glasgow University. Really cool exhibits and a great way to spend an hour. Definitely worth a visit.

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