Hunterian Museum

Pleisosaur skeleton and other objects in the Hunterian Museum main hallThe Hunterian Museum is a stunning space filled with collections that explore the development of knowledge and understanding and the relationship between Glasgow, Scotland and the rest of the world.  

The Antonine Wall displays tell the story of Roman settlement in Scotland, and the gems, fossils and dinosaurs reveal the very history of the earth. The history of medicine in the west of Scotland and Lord Kelvin’s scientific instruments feature in the displays about scientific innovation in Glasgow. The Curating Discomfort intervention highlights the ways in which our collections and displays are inextricably linked to the history of colonialism and empire and the foregrounding of a Western account of the world. 

The Hunterian Museum is located in the historic Gilbert Scott building at the University of Glasgow and is a five-minute walk from the Hunterian Art Gallery.