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Hunterian Museum

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Address: Glasgow University | Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland
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+44 141 330 4221 x4221
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Very interesting exhibits and tour

Joined the free tour that discussed the Antonine Wall exhibit more in-depth - the girl who led the tour was funny and informative. I also enjoyed the exhibit about Erskine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hoarder William Hunter apparently liked quirky and grotesque things. Be aware if you are squeamish! Body parts in glass jars and such might creep you out. But the museum has a lot of other things as well, such as old dinosaur eggs and minerals. However, the museum could really work over the setup. The exhibitions didn't quite catch my interest... More 

Thank Edward S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Joined the free tour that discussed the Antonine Wall exhibit more in-depth - the girl who led the tour was funny and informative. I also enjoyed the exhibit about Erskine Hospital's work with disabled soldiers and the medical exhibit upstairs. Always something new and interesting every time I visit.

Thank RMunn
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning collection - you name it: you'll find it here! All the sciences and historical stuff you could want under one, accessible, roof. There's a lift so it's accessible by all. So visit it!

Thank Vic_VDB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

... and in the iconic Glasgow University building, which is worth a visit anyway. Worth a visit to see great display of stones and artefacts from the most northerly Roman wall that ran across Scotland north of Glasgow 100 miles + north of the one most people in the UK seem to think was the northern edge of Roman occupation... More 

Thank tilper-7
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed looking round here and particularly the fossil collection, although some of the exhibits are not for the squeamish with human anatomical specimens on display. Still a great museum and an good tribute to the scientist.

Thank durham05
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is magnificent and has been maintained to a very high standard. The collection is impressive and has some unique pieces. It feels like it is being presented for academics to review rather than tourists which is fine. But it feels like it's not as as "inviting " as other attractions, particulate for children.

Thank ConorFi
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Primary reason for this visit was to see RM House for which there is an entrance fee, but the actual museum is free (donations). The house does not disappoint! You can visit the house as a tour during the week but there are limited spaces and you aren't given much time viewing but if you visit at the weekend you... More 

Thank Alex D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality public museum housing the collection of Dr William Hunter. Free entry means that visitors to Glasgow should find their way to check out the museum and the University of Glasgow's grounds.

Thank KamalMamat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with this museum. A good variety, very interesting exhibits and plenty of information. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jessica040414
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

full of interesting artefacts although probably boring for children. some ancient history, some natural and some biological.

Thank susanvindudley

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