Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

The Hunterian Museum within the University of Glasgow is Scotland’s oldest public museum. Free to enter, the museum began when William Hunter, a Scottish anatomist and physician, died and left his collections to the university. The museum first opened in 1807 at the university’s old campus on the High Street and then moved to the new campus in 1870.

The building itself had some very nice features, including the entryway and the Main Hall.

Some of my favourite items on display were this model of the old University of Glasgow,

and the Lady Shep-en-hor, a mummy over 2500 years old from Thebes in Southern Egypt.

There’s also a fascinating, if a little gruesome section on medical procedures and it was quite interesting as someone with polycystic kidney disease to see this jar of a kidney full of cysts. Your mileage may vary, however!

You can find more photos here.

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