Oldest Public Museum in Scotland
The Hunterian Museum of the University of Glasgow, which opened in 1807, is the oldest public museum in Scotland. 24 years earlier William Hunter had bequeathed his substantial collections to the University, leading to the establishment of the museum which bares his name. Originally the museum was located on High Street in the city’s East End, adjoining the Old College.
The Hunterian Museum has a section dedicated to the original Hunterian, even with the majority of the museum closed for roofworks. The model above is the centrepiece of that installation, and allows a glimpse of the original purpose-built Hunterian Museum. The closed area of the museum can be seen in the top right corner of the photo.
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