Hunterian Museums

Glasgow | West End | Museum | ★★★★

[The Hunterian Museum]

Scotland's oldest public museum, the Hunterian 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, easily missed down narrow campus alleyways but also worth a visit if you can withstand its overenthusiastic heating system. There are a couple of other, minor museums: the rather grisly (and even hotter) Anatomy Museum, open by appointment, and the tiny Country Surgeon Micro Museum, dedicated to the life of a typical rural doctor in the 19th century.

[Zoology Museum]

Location & info

All sites are on or near the University of Glasgow main campus, Hillhead (map here), 2 miles northwest of George Square, Glasgow.

📌 Anatomy Museum ★★
Just south of University Avenue, University of Glasgow campus (map here), G.R.: NS 570666 ///moss.ladder.sorry
Open by appointment only - phone in advance | Free

📌 Country Surgeon Micro Museum
Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue (map here), G.R.: NS 566668 ///race.script.dawn
Open weekdays (2019) | Free

📌 Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House ★★★
Just north of University Avenue, University of Glasgow campus (map here), G.R.: NS 569668 ///value.clocks.game
Open Tuesday to Sunday (2019) | Gallery: free. Mackintosh House: £6 adult / £3 child by guided tour only (2019)

📌 Hunterian Museum ★★★★
Just south of University Avenue, University of Glasgow campus (map here), G.R.: NS 569666 ///lovely.policy.curve
Open Tuesday to Sunday (2019) | Free

📌 Hunterian Zoology Museum ★★
Southwest edge of University of Glasgow campus (map here), G.R.: NS 566666 ///richer.rare.vast
Open weekdays (2019) | Free



[Plesiosaurus at the Hunterian Museum]

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