In 1944, Sir William Burrell gifted the city, his obsessive stockpile of art treasures, all of which were amassed during his ... More
Burrell Collection (The)
In 1944, Sir William Burrell gifted the city, his obsessive stockpile of art treasures, all of which were amassed during his prodigious lifetime. There is an amazing array of impressionist works, Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts, china from various Chinese dynasties, European tapestries, furniture and church art. Pride of place goes to the Warwick Vase, a large, restored Roman urn that was once the property of Emperor Hadrian. Overall, the complex and its riches have to rank as Glasgow's cultural pride.
It was situated recently on this property with green space around and designed around its assets.
The art is framed by the indoor and outdoor landscapes. The architecture is designed to frame certain objects.
Degas exhibit may be the best in the world.
Needlework exhibits take some time but are amazing. It's incredible what women were able to do in the dark!
We also saw Pollok House, nearby, that has great art.
We took the train, and walked in. I wish I was able to give you a photo of spring in Glasgow, because the flowers and trees were incomparable.
This was a big surprise as i did not know about this exhibition but it and the pollok house with a huge collection of Spanish painters the biggest collection in great britain was a super day out. yoo need to take the train from the city centre to pollok shaws . the pollok park where both collections are was a huge magnificent park in itself
The collection is internationally famous, so I had high expectations. The reality surpassed those expectations. The range and the quality of individual objects in the collection is remarkable, china,sculture, castle gates!, tapesteries, paintings, reconstructed rooms, needlework,furniture. The additional delight is the setting of the collection, with glass walls that bring the woodland into the museum, and your curiosity triggered with each little or large room you turn into.
I left envying the Glaswegians who have the chance to visit regularly, entry is free, because one visit isn't enough.
Don't miss the Burrell Collection if you're in Glasgow. A superb set of varied objects from the middle ages to the recent past, all held in its own modern building a few miles south of the city centre.
My particular favourites were the impressionist paintings, especially an autumn scene by Sisley and the painting of Jockeys in the rain by Degas. There was also some amazing English beadwork from the 16th century - something I'd not seen before. A very varied collection, with many things of interest. We spent about 4 hours there and it would easily keep you occupied for longer if you had the time.
We went there by train from Central station - a short trip of 10 minutes or so, followed by a walk of half a mile or so, but you can also get there by car.
This is a superb collection in a superbly located park in a superb city.Th works the medieval tapestries the entire ancient artifacts and the fact that it is the worlds 3rd biggest collection and so understates itself.
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.