The Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow
The Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow

The Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow

The Hunterian Gallery was founded in 1807 and is Scotland’s oldest public museum (It gets its name from its founder Dr William Hunter). During the last 200 years, they have accumulated over 1.5 million objects and part of the collection includes; scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin,  Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall, natural and life sciences holdings, Hunter’s own teaching collection, a numismatic collection (which is the study of coins), objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages; a major art collection; the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler; the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home.

Where can you go to see over 1.5 million historical objects and artefacts in Glasgow?

If you visit the Hunterian Museum they have displays on; archaeology, palaeontology, geology, zoology, entomology, ethnography and numismatics, as well as permanent galleries dedicated to Roman material from the Antonine Wall, the history of medicine in the west of Scotland and Lord Kelvin's scientific instruments.

This is perfect for a wet weather plan with the kids on a fun and educational day out.

  • The Museum is closed on Monday.
  • The opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday is 10 am – 5 pm
  • Home to more than 1.5 million artefacts
  • Free entry
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