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Hunterian Museum

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The Hunterian Museum Scotland's first public museum, which opened its doors in 1807, the Hunterian Museum within Glasgow University is home to a cornucopia of exhibits collected by the late Dr William Hunter, an 18th century student – later to find fame as a physician and medical teacher. You will find a fabulous array of displays here showcasing everything from the scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin plus Hunter's own anatomical teaching collection to Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall. Look out for ethnographic objects from Captain Cook's Pacific voyages too. The Hunterian also has a significant art gallery with the world's largest display of work by James McNeill Whistler. It also boasts The Mackintosh House, a replica of the home lived in by feted architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow between 1906 to 1914.

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Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: All year, Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00-16:00..

Price Details: Free.

Arrival information and directions

Address: The University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, Glasgow City, GlasgowG12 8QQ, United Kingdom

Located on the Gilmorehill campus, 3km west of Glasgow city centre.

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