HUNTERIAN MUSEUM

4637145485

WHERE IS IT? In the main building of the University of Glasgow, just off of University Avenue.

Spread out across four buildings within the grounds of the University of Glasgow, the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum, having opened its doors in 1807.

Named after anatomist William Hunter, the man who bestowed his prized collection to the University, it features an array of artefacts from throughout the ages, be it a fossilised shark from 330 million years ago, an Egyptian coin from the rule of Cleopatra, or more recent pieces, such as scientific equipment belonging to scientific sons of Glasgow like James Watt and Lord Kelvin. It also includes many models and works by Hunter himself in his specialist field of anatomy. The museum shares its name with the London museum of the Royal College of the Surgeons of England, named after William’s brother, the distinguished surgeon John Hunter. Both brothers hail from nearby East Kilbride, where their lives are celebrated in the Hunter House Museum.

4637145488

4637145488

press to zoom
4637145483

4637145483

press to zoom
4637145483

4637145483

press to zoom
4637145488

4637145488

press to zoom
1/6

Named after anatomist William Hunter, the man who bestowed his prized collection to the University, it features an array of artefacts from throughout the ages, be it a fossilised shark from 330 million years ago, an Egyptian coin from the rule of Cleopatra, or more recent pieces, such as scientific equipment belonging to scientific sons of Glasgow like James Watt and Lord Kelvin. It also includes many models and works by Hunter himself in his specialist field of anatomy. The museum shares its name with the London museum of the Royal College of the Surgeons of England, named after William’s brother, the distinguished surgeon John Hunter. Both brothers hail from nearby East Kilbride, where their lives are celebrated in the Hunter House Museum.

4637153086

4637153086

press to zoom
4637145485

4637145485

press to zoom
4637145485

4637145485

press to zoom
4637153086

4637153086

press to zoom
1/10

NEARBY SIGHTS

The highlights for those only in Glasgow for a day or two

Glasgow has a vast selection of museums and art galleries

Buildings and designs by Scotland's most famous architect

The pioneer of sustainable building with many examples across Glasgow