The Hunterian

[The Hunterian Museum]

Scotland's oldest public museum is housed in various buildings on the University of Glasgow's Gilmorehill campus, not far from Kelvingrove Park, gallery and museum. The impressive collection is built upon that once belonging to founder Dr William Hunter, with excellent exhibitions in the main museum ranging from the Antonine Wall to Glasgow Medicine. Close by is the Hunterian's Art Gallery, also incorporating nearly the whole, painstakingly reassembled interior of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow home. The Zoology Museum completes the trio of main museums (there are others), easily missed down narrow campus alleyways but also worth a visit if you can withstand its overenthusiastic heating system.

[Zoology Museum]

Name: Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House ★☆☆
Location: Just north of University Avenue, middle of University of Glasgow campus (map here), G.R.: NS 569668 / value clocks game
Open (2017): Tuesday to Sunday
Cost (2017): Gallery: free. Mackintosh House: £5 (adults), free for children; by guided tour only
Public transport: Subway (Hillhead), 400 metres; bus, <200 metres

Name: Hunterian Museum ★★☆
LocationJust south of University Avenue, middle of University of Glasgow campus, G.R.: NS 569666 / lovely policy curve
Open (2017): Tuesday to Sunday
Cost: Free
Public transport: Subway (Hillhead), 500 metres; bus, <200 metres
Anything else? Map showing the locations of all the Hunterian museums here.

Name: Hunterian Zoology Museum ☆☆☆
Location: South-west edge of University of Glasgow campus (map here), G.R.: NS 566666 / richer rare vast
Open (2017): Weekdays
Cost: Free
Public transport: Subway (Kelvinhall), 400 metres; bus, <200 metres

[Plesiosaurus at the Hunterian Museum]


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