Hunterian Museum Access (14–18 November 2022)

Visitors should be aware that there is no access to the Hunterian Museum via the Cloisters from 6.00am on Monday 14 November until 5.00pm on Friday 18 November. This is due to planned activities on campus.

The Museum can still be accessed via the lift opposite the University Gift Shop, or via the stairs in the north east archway.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ariel map of the Gilbert Scott building

Hunterian Art Gallery

Rethinking our Main Gallery

We're updating the layout of the Hunterian Art Gallery main gallery and making some changes to the way we display items from our permanent collections. Some areas of the main gallery are closed to allow us to carry out this work.

Visitors can see our critically acclaimed exhibition The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots, our major acquisition The Doctor and Hoyland and Hamilton: Conservation and Research.

In Gallery 2 visitors can see UNDERFOOT, the first solo exhibition in Scotland from Turner Prize-winner Elizabeth Price.

Access to our Collections

We can now offer in-person research and teaching appointments in The Hunterian Collections Study Centre. We are also able to offer appointments to view collections remotely, via remote visualiser and video-conferencing facilities. Please allow a minimum of 20 working days’ notice to allow us to schedule your visit.

Please email for further details.


Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

All Hunterian venues will close at 5pm on Thursday 22 December 2022.

Opening hours for the festive period can be found below.

Friday 23 December Closed
Saturday 24 December Closed
Sunday 25 December Closed
Monday 26 December Closed
Tuesday 27 December Closed
Wednesday 28 December Open 10am–5pm
Thursday 29 December Open 10am–5pm
Friday 30 December Open 10am–5pm
Saturday 31 December Closed
Sunday 1 January Closed
Monday 2 January Closed
Tuesday 3 January Closed
Wednesday 4 January Open 10am–5pm

All Hunterian venues will re-open at 10am on Wednesday 4 January 2023. 

Opening hours for Kelvin Hall can be found on the Kelvin Hall website.