Visitor attractions on campus
Concerts, lectures, drama and film
The University has an extensive programme of public lectures and concerts. At the Gilmorehill G12 cinema and theatre, there are frequent productions and film screenings open to the public.
For details of forthcoming events, visit: www.gla.ac.uk/newsdesk/events
The Hunterian Museum, located in the Main Building, is the oldest public museum in Scotland. An extensive permanent exhibition covers 4,500 million years of evolution on our planet. Exhibits include the 325 million year-old Bearsden shark, Scottish dinosaurs, Roman Scotland, and displays of Scottish and world minerals and rocks. The Coin Centre houses one of the world's finest collections of coins and medals. The Museum also has an interesting and varied temporary exhibition programme.
Hunterian Art Gallery
The Hunterian Art Gallery, next to the University Library, holds a collection of works by artists such as Rembrandt, Stubbs, Chardin, Pissaro and Rodin as well as 19th and 20th century works by McTaggart, Guthrie and Fergusson. It houses Europe's largest display of works by the American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). There are frequent exhibitions and displays based on the Gallery's print collection.
The Mackintosh House
The Hunterian Art Gallery holds the world's largest collection of works by Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In addition, the Mackintosh House, entered through the Gallery, is a reconstruction of the principal interiors from Mackintosh's Glasgow home, using fixtures and fitments from the original house. Visit: www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk for more information.
This year Glasgow celebrates the rich cultural legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
and his contemporaries in the first-ever city-wide Mackintosh Festival. Visit:
www.glasgowmackintosh2006.com for more information.
Shops and cafes
The Visitor Centre, located in the Main Building, offers a wide range of souvenirs, and a cafe for light refreshments and a chance to rest from sightseeing or between business engagements. The Visitor Centre will also provide details of attractions elsewhere on the campus. In addition to the facilities available at the Visitor Centre, the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery shops stock a varied selection of publications, gifts and souvenirs. Café Chardin, located within the Art Gallery, serves light refreshments.