Hunterian Museum


Gilbert Scott Building, University Of Glasgow, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ

    The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and is home to one of the largest collections outside of the National Museums.

    Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the UK and is one of Scotland’s most important cultural assets.

    Built on Dr William Hunter’s founding bequest, The Hunterian collections include scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin.

    There are Roman artifacts from the Antonine Wall, major natural and life sciences holdings, Hunter’s own extensive anatomical teaching collection and impressive ethnographic objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages, as well as a major art collection.

    The Hunterian is also home to the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler and the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Mackintosh House has the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home.


    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

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    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest suburban rail station is Partick, about one mile to the west of the University. It has an interchange with the underground and with bus services on Dumbarton Road. The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow International Airport is situated seven miles to the west of the University. There is an airport bus service to the city centre.

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