Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is the University of Glasgow’s museum and art gallery and home to one of the finest university collections in the world.
For over 200 years we have collected across multiple disciplines for research, teaching and learning. The original collection, bequeathed by Dr William Hunter in 1783, has grown substantially and now encompasses over 1.5 million objects.
There are several Hunterian venues on the University of Glasgow campus – the Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery (home of The Mackintosh House), Zoology Museum, Country Surgeon Micro Museum and The Hunterian Collections Study Centre at Kelvin Hall.
The Hunterian Museum features stunning displays of archaeology, palaeontology, geology, zoology, entomology, ethnography and numismatics, with highly acclaimed 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.
The Hunterian Art Gallery boasts one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland with works ranging from Rubens and Rembrandt to the Scottish Colourists and Glasgow Boys. It also features 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.
As well as our permanent galleries, we also offer an exciting exhibition and events programme. Visit our website to find out more.