Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
Novice surgeons or travellers with an interest in medical practice would love the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. This is the oldest public museum in Scotland, founded in 1807, and it displays the collections of Scottish physician William Hunter. Take a look at some of the surgical instruments he used, while those with a strong stomach could learn a lot from some of his original 18th century specimens. Chronicling the history of medicine, the museum also has some of the first X-Ray films on display made by John MacIntyre and one of the first ultrasound scanners ever developed. Visitors can also learn about contemporary medical research that is currently underway in Glasgow, while the art gallery features collections by 19th century artist James McNeil Whistler. Also associated with the Hunterian Museum is the Mackintosh House, the reconstructed home of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, situated in Glasgow city centre.
Hotels near Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
Situated in the trendy west end of Glasgow, hotels near Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery will also put you in good stead for reaching a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops in this youthful area which is populated by students. Other top attractions to see when staying in cheap Glasgow hotels are the attractive Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Putting you just a few minute's walk from the Hunterian Museum and cosmopolitan Byres Road is the Botanic Hotel, a comfortable two-star cheap hotel in Glasgow. Meanwhile, you could opt for one of the great value Glasgow B&Bs listed by TravelStay.com. Within walking distance of the museum and the attractive Kelvingrove Park is the Argyll Guest House which offers intimate two-star Glasgow rooms for great low prices. Once you book hotels in Glasgow city centre, you could have plenty of cash to spare dining out or seeing the city's top sights, so get booking now!