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Glasgow Sights

Burrell Collection

  • 2060 Pollokshaws Rd. Map It
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Updated 10/21/2013

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An elegant, ultramodern building of pink sandstone and stainless steel houses thousands of items of all descriptions, from ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artifacts to Chinese ceramics, bronzes, and jade. You can also find medieval tapestries, stained-glass windows, Rodin sculptures, and exquisite French-impressionist paintings—Degas's The Rehearsal and Sir Henry Raeburn's Miss Macartney, to name two. Eccentric millionaire Sir William Burrell (1861–1958)

donated this collection of some 8,000 pieces to the city in 1944. The 1983 building was designed with large glass walls so that the items on display could relate to their surroundings in Pollok Country Park: art and nature, supposedly in perfect harmony. You can get here via Buses 45, 48, and 57 from Union Street, or it's a leisurely 15-minute walk from the Pollokshaws West rail station.

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Address:

2060 Pollokshaws Rd., Glasgow, G43 1AT, Scotland

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Phone:

0141-287–2550

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Thurs. and Sat. 10–5, Fri. and Sun. 11–5

Updated 10/21/2013

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