Hunterian Museum And Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum And Art Gallery

About Hunterian Museum And Art Gallery

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The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh. Within this diverse collection you will find astounding artefacts, amazing art and an astonishing array of animal life.

There are various venues to discover on the University campus - the Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, home to The Mackintosh House, the Zoology Museum and the Anatomy Museum.

Hunterian Museum


William Hunter’s original collection was assembled to improve knowledge of the world and was rich in rare and important objects. Some 200 years later, the recently refurbished Hunterian Museum contains a huge variety of objects and offers the chance to discover and explore.

You will encounter architects and builders from the animal kingdom and unearth a fascinating variety of Scottish fossils and minerals. The past can be reconstructed by investigating how archaeology works and learning about Mediterranean history, from Ancient Egypt to Greece and Rome. You can also discover dinosaurs and explore 500 million years of evolution, from fin to limb and limb to wing, journey around the globe exploring unique societies and cultures, or experience the breathtaking range of life on Earth from insects to birds and coral.

Hunterian Art Gallery


In 1807, the Hunterian was the first museum in Britain with a gallery of paintings. Today, although most famous for our Whistler and Mackintosh collections, we have a wide range of outstanding works on show. See masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Chardin and Stubbs, and the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler. Examine the significant Scottish Colourist collection, or explore the distinctive style of the Glasgow Boys and Girls. Discover the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home.

The Mackintosh House comprises the meticulously reassembled interiors from the house occupied by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his artist-wife Margaret Macdonald from 1906 to 1914. The interiors are furnished with Mackintosh's original furniture and fitments and decorated as closely as was possible to the original. The House presents the personal setting of this remarkable artist-couple and provides an impressive example of the concept of the 'room as a work of art'.

You can also see works on paper in The Print Room.

Hunterian Zoology Museum


In this part of the Hunterian you will see displays on the astonishing diversity of the animal kingdom. There are familiar animals you may recognise - a 'cuddly' koala in the marsupial display or antelopes herding in the middle of the gallery. There are also less familiar creatures, sponges that look like glass ornaments, worms that live in the gut of a horse and microscopic marine animals. With almost two million animal species described so far (and many more to discover) we can only hope to give our visitors a taste of the range of animal variety.

Perhaps unexpectedly, the Hunterian Zoology Museum also maintains displays of live animals. A small selection of snakes, lizards, frogs and invertebrates are on show. Our bearded dragons, large spiky sandy-coloured lizards from Australia, greet visitors as they arrive at the Museum!

Anatomy Museum


William Hunter’s remarkable specimens show all aspects of human form and function and reflect his lifelong successful career as a pioneering anatomist and obstetrician.

Largely used for teaching and research, the collections have considerable importance in the history and development of medicine.

Upcoming Events at Hunterian Museum And Art Gallery

Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

23rd October 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

23rd October 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

24th October 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

25th October 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

26th October 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

30th October 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

30th October 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

31st October 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

1st November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

2nd November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

6th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

6th November 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

7th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

8th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

9th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

13th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

13th November 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

14th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

15th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

16th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

20th November 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

20th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

21st November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

22nd November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

23rd November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

27th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

27th November 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

28th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

29th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

30th November 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

4th December 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

4th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

5th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

6th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

7th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

11th December 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

11th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

12th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

13th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

14th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

18th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

18th December 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

19th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

20th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

21st December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

25th December 2018
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

25th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

26th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

27th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House

Tours of The Mackintosh House

28th December 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.

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