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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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Interesting collection of..collections

We walked through the beautiful ground of the university to find this charming museum. Up in a lift to a truly inspiring building interior. Lots of things to interest anyone, not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ruth C
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I probably wouldn't make a special trip to see the Hunterian but it should be visited as part of a University visit. The mummy was the highlight of the trip for me. Fascinating

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Thank Tom2626
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked through the beautiful ground of the university to find this charming museum. Up in a lift to a truly inspiring building interior. Lots of things to interest anyone, not always easy to see why they are put together...but that's part of the fun, trying to understand the Victorian collector's motivation!

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Thank Ruth C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting especially the area dedicated to human anatomy and to the Roman Empire and the antonine walls. Other sections include prehistoric animals, stones etc.. Students are encharged to guide tours and explain the history of the exposed items. The visit is free of charge, but please leave some money because they are really doing a great job!

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Thank Mariangela S
Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not Ben here for some time. It has been beautifully renovated. Collection is eclectic, but very strong in Roman and medical history. Main rooms are magnificent.

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Thank konsilanto
Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is lovely and offers a beautiful collection. According to our guide, the most popular painting in Scotland is here - Jean-Simeon Chardin's A Lady Taking Tea. The treat is the Mackintosh house - don't miss it.

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Thank TXHillCountry10
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hunterian really is two buildings. One holds the relocated home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a collection of art donated to the university. The other is a museum in a lovely purpose built structure to house the collection of science related artifacts. Given this was the university of Lord Kelvin amongst others the collection is quite unique. Both are... More 

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Thank Terry M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum, with some unique and wonderful collections, coins, fossils, scientific and medical equipment for example. Much of it actually puts Glasgow museum in the shade, but because it's less well known and a bit less obvious, it's much less crowded so you get time and space to enjoy. It really is something of a hidden gem.... More 

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Thank Colin M
Austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Hunterian to see the Mackintosh House,and while there we stopped into the main museum to see the Roman ruins. There was an a large exhibit on the Antonine Wall which was proof of how far north the Roman army settled. Excavations were done by university students and statues and tablets could be seen and deciphered. Worth a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for the squeamish but the medical collection here is amazing and proud to be explained the stamp Scotland has given to the medical world!

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Thank Gates06
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was making a whirlwind tour of Glasgow and this museum caught my eye in the tour guidebook. Unfortunately, I only had a few minutes to take in all of the exhibits before it closed. I was most impressed by the variety of the collection as I enjoy more historical collections rather than artwork. There is something for everyone to... More 

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