{Scotland} More from the Hunterian

June 24, 2013


I hope you enjoyed Friday’s insight in to the lesser known Hunterian’s Zoology Museum – and by the way, for those who have been puzzling about the final picture, it’s a porcupine’s bottom! Since we were already on Glasgow University campus, we decided to check out the rest of the Hunterian too. We didn’t have time for both the museum and the art gallery, so we opted for the museum.


As I mentioned in my previous post, the Hunterian Museum is the legacy of a private collector – Dr William Hunter – and just like his namesake Sir William Burrell, he liked to collect a bit of everything. This means that from Roman remains of the Antonine Wall and Egyptian coffins, to ethnographical and natural history collections, there’s something for most tastes.






We were particularly fascinated by selected displays from Hunter’s anatomical collection, especially since the Hunterian Anatomy Museum itself is not open to the public except by appointment. Though trying to explain to #MuseumBaby why some of the animals had two heads or an extra pair of legs was definitely a challenge.




Admission to all Hunterian venues, including the Museum and Zoology Museum, is free with the exception of special exhibitions. The Museum and the Art Gallery are open Tuesdays – Sundays and the Zoology Museum is open Monday – Friday. More detailed information about the various opening times can be found on the Hunterian’s website.

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