HUNTERIAN MUSEUM

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.



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.



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