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Hunterian Museum Glasgow

Glasgow Museum Building, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK design by Gilbert Scott Architect

Hunterian Museum

Location: Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow, West End

Address: Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland

Charles Rennie Building
Interior image Mike Stoane Lighting

Please note the Hunterian Museum is on the south side of University Avenue and the Hunterian Art Gallery is on the north side, separate buildings

Scottish Building
Interior image Mike Stoane Lighting

The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery opened in 1807 and was the first public museum in Scotland. The Hunterian is named after William Hunter, a pioneer obstetrician and anatomist. The museum building design is by Gilbert Scott.

Nearest Metro: Hillhead

The Hunterian Museum – Opening Times

please check with the Hunterian on 0141 330 3310. At time of writing,
Mon- Sat 9.30 – 5pm
Admission Free
Groups require pre-booking

Hunterian Gallery architect : William Whitfield

Projects close to The Hunterian: Oran Mor, at the top end of the Byres Road

Adjacent shopping/dining area to The Hunterian: Byres Road

Rennie Mackintosh History / Background

Charles Rennie Mackintosh worked closely with his wife, Margaret Macdonald: she apparently was primarily involved in the interiors.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born Glasgow in 1868. Mackintosh enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art at the age of fifteen. A year later he joined John Hutchison Architects as an apprentice. After completing his apprenticeship he moved to Honeymann & Keppie Architects in 1889.

Mackintosh continued his studies at Glasgow School of Art. Whilst studying at the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh was introduced to two sisters – Frances & Margaret Macdonald. Daughters of a Scottish mother & English father, they had settled in Glasgow. Mackintosh together with his friend Herbie MacNair formed an artistic alliance with Frances Macdonald & Margaret Macdonald: they became known as the ‘Glasgow Four’, and their Art Nouveau-inspired work became the hub of the ‘Glasgow Style’.

In 1900 Mackintosh married Margaret Macdonald. In 1896, Mackintosh met Miss Catherine Cranston, a local Glasgow businesswoman with a firm belief in Temperance. Kate Cranston wished to create a series of ‘art tearooms’ in Glasgow. From 1897 to 1917 Mackintosh designed or restyled rooms in all four of Kate Cranston’s Glasgow tearooms.

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The Hunterian Museum – 0141 330 3310 Nearest Metro: Hillhead

Hunterian Museum design : Rennie Mackintosh Architect

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Hunterian Gallery
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

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