Works In Progress

Rethinking our Main Gallery

Over the next few months, we’ll be making some changes to the layout of the Hunterian Art Gallery main gallery. This will allow us to create a new temporary exhibition space and to change the way we display items from our permanent collections.

From 28 November 2021 until March 2022, some areas of the main gallery will be closed to allow us to carry out this work.

Visitors will still be able to see our Celebrating Joan Eardley exhibition which runs until 8 May 2022 and a selection of items from our permanent displays.

From January 2022, visitors will also be able to see live conservation work being carried out on our largest painting, Gavin Hamilton’s Hector’s Farewell to Andromache and our new contemporary art exhibition Flesh Arranges Itself Differently, a unique collaboration between The Hunterian and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection, co-curated by the Roberts Institute of Art.

From March 2022, visitors will be able to see a new experimental display of works from our permanent collections, where we will try out new ideas.

Current Opening Hours

The Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh House are now open from 10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday (closed Monday).

Admission to the Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery is free. Find out more about our current exhibitions.

Admission to the Mackintosh House is £8/£6 concession. Tickets are available from reception in the Hunterian Art Gallery on the day of your visit and are issued on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately we are unable to take advance bookings at present. Last entry 4.15pm. Find out more.

View opening hours for all Hunterian venues.

Access to our Collections

Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements and the temporary sharing of The Hunterian Collections Study Centre with staff and students from the College of Arts, we are unable to offer in-person research and teaching appointments for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

We are able to offer a limited number of appointments to view collections remotely, via remote visualiser and video-conferencing facilities. We hope to return to normal operations  as soon as possible and will keep you updated on our website and social media. Please email for further details.

For all University of Glasgow teaching requests for Semester 2 in 2022 please email with the following details: class name and code, lecturer name, approximate student numbers, CMIS weeks of class and days and times. Lecturers will be contacted before the semester begins to establish object lists and any other requirements.