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Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

4.6
#8 of 37 in Museums in Glasgow
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Scotland’s oldest public museum, Hunterian Museum houses vast collections spread throughout several buildings on a campus. On your visit, head to The Hunterian Museum, where you’ll find displays on geology, ethnography, ancient Egypt, scientific instruments, coins and medals, and much more. Visit The Zoology Museum, which houses an extensive insect collection. Next, the art gallery features the works of James McNeill Whistler, the majority of the watercolors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Lastly, the Mackintosh House is a modern concrete building and part of the gallery-library complex. This site features some of the original woodwork of the old terraced house and the meticulously reassembled interiors from Mackintosh's home. Make Hunterian Museum a centerpiece of your Glasgow vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Glasgow vacation planner.
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  • Absolutely fascinating! Especially the Roman relics from the Antonine Wall. Make sure you go upstairs to see the works of Kelvin. Enlightening! The volunteer staff are so helpful! It's 'Must See' in....  more »
  • Beautiful setting, odd selection of exhibits but makes sense considering what it is. Nice exhibit on the Antonine Wall. The anatomical exhibits are fascinating too.  more »

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