Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is The Hunterian?
There are several Hunterian venues on the University of Glasgow campus. The Hunterian Museum is in the main building on University Avenue, the Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House are on Hillhead Street, the Zoology Museum is in the Graham Kerr Building and the Anatomy Museum is in the Thomson Building. Our Country Surgeon Micro Museum is in the Wolfson Medical building. We also have changing displays at Kelvin Hall and The Hunterian in the South on the University's Dumfries campus. Map of Hunterian venues.

What time does The Hunterian open?
You can find details of opening hours for all our venues, including any public holiday closure dates, on our Opening Hours page. 

Is there an admission charge?
Admission to the Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and Zoology Museum is free. Admission charge for some special exhibitions (£6.00/£3.00). Admission charge for The Mackintosh House (£5.00/£3.00). Admission to the Anatomy Museum is by appointment only. Telephone 0141 330 5871 for further information.

Are there cloakroom facilities?
There are no formal cloakroom facilities in any Hunterian venues. For security reasons, bags over a certain size may not be taken in to The Mackintosh House. Some small lockers are available in the Art Gallery where bags can be temporarily stored.

Do the exhibitions and displays change?
As well as our permanent displays, we have a programme of special exhibitions. We also have a series of changing displays in the Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery which showcase recent acquisitions and rarely seen objects in the collection.

Can we book a tour of The Mackintosh House?
Admission to The Mackintosh House is by a combination of guided tours and free flow self-guided visits. The admission charge for both is £5.00, £3.00 concession. Guided tours take place from Tuesday to Friday at 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm and 12.30pm. Admission is self-guided from 1.00pm Tuesday to Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Last admission 4.15pm (3.15pm Sunday). Tours operate on a first come basis. We are unable to take advance or group bookings. A maximum number of 12 visitors are allowed in The House at any one time. For security reasons we do not allow bags of any kind (including handbags) in The Mackintosh House. Bags can be stored in the lockers on the basement level. Visitors should be aware that CCTV is in operation.

Can I take photographs or video?
Visitors are welcome to take photographs and video for personal, non-commercial use. We hope you will share them on your social networks! #hunterian. Photography and filming are not permitted in The Mackintosh House, Anatomy Museum or our temporary exhibitions. We do not allow the use of tripods, monopods, selfie-sticks or flash lighting. Many of the artworks in our galleries are still within copyright and using these images in any way requires prior agreement with the copyright holders or licensing agents. Professional photographers and film crews should contact Harriet Gaston about permission to photograph and film in Hunterian venues.

Are pushchairs allowed?
There is no restriction on pushchairs, however we would encourage visitors with young children in pushchairs to be vigilant for others’ safety in our gallery spaces.

Are dogs allowed?
We welcome assistance dogs.

Is there a shop or café?
There are shops located in the Hunterian Art Gallery and in the University Gift Shop below the museum. Both shops stock a range of books, gifts and accessories, related to The Hunterian collections and the University. The University has a number of café facilities on campus which can be used by our visitors. Byres Road and Ashton Lane are 5 minutes walk away and offer a range of cafes and restaurants.

Is sketching allowed?
Sketching is permitted within our galleries. Easels are permitted but ink and paint are not. If you are using an easel, please be vigilant for others’ safety in our gallery spaces.

How do I contact The Hunterian, or members of Hunterian staff?
You can find contact details on our Contact Us page.

Can I hire a Hunterian venue?
The Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery are all available for hire for various functions and events. Please contact the University Conference and Visitor Services Office for further details or telephone 0141 330 3123.

Can I get married in The Hunterian?
We are currently exploring the possibility of our gallery spaces being licensed for civil weddings however, other venues within the University of Glasgow are available. Please contact the University's Wedding Organisers for further details or telephone 0141 330 1888.

Internships, Placements and Jobs at The Hunterian
Internships and placements working with The Hunterian collections are currently open to University of Glasgow students. Any jobs at The Hunterian are advertised on the University’s website.

Where are the rest of Hunter’s collections?

Manuscript Collection
Hunter's illuminated manuscript collection is in Special Collections in the University Library, along with his collection of printed books.