Not only housing the oldest museum in the country there are 17 other private museums within this Alma mata and the half of americas greatest portrait painters collection which isn't in the Smithsonian WASHINGTON u.s.a. is here in the ultra modern Hunterian Art Gallery. That is Whistler and his sombre portraits including his most famous The one of his mother,which reatured in the MR.BEan film......with hilarious consequences.
The University of Glasgow is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It was founded was founded in 1451 but the University has been at this location since 1870 when it moved from the city centre. The Main Building of the University is one of the city's best known landmarks. The University has been on this site since 1870 when it moved from the city centre.
Originally the University was only for boys. The girls college was on Queen Margaret Drive.
University of Glasgow is well worth a visit. The main building is not as old as you'd think, it was built in the gothic style when the university moved up to the West End. Other buildings worth a look are the Bower (Botany) building (newly refurbished after fire in 2002), the Joseph Black (Chemistry) building (1930s Art Deco) and the reading room. You can probably give the Boyd Orr a miss as it's a pretty ugly 60s monstrosity. You can take a stroll round the quads and if you're lucky you might see someone getting married as I did in 2004. The Bute Hall is pretty magnificent and the chapel is gothic and fairly unusual. The back of the main building (by the flagpole) gives good views onto the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and across to the Armadillo and the river. There is a visitors centre and plenty of eating and drinking areas on nearby Byres Rd. The main part of the campus, around teh main buildings is fairly compact and easily walkable. I think they have stopped doing tours up the University Tower now for health and safety reasons.
Avoid the area on university open days and it can be pretty busy at certain times of day when there is a graduation on (december and june/july), check the website.
This is the country's second-oldest university, established in 1451. It was originally part of the Cathedral, but later moved to the High Street, and eventually to its present location in the western part of Glasgow. Here, it finally had enough room.
Its best-known landmark is the Main Building, with its massive 278-foot tower. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, this was completed in 1870. The tower is plainly visible for miles.
This picture was taken inside Glasgow's Unviversity.After seeing that interesting museums,we were going to explore the rest of rooms and patios inside this impressive building.This is a interior patio and you can see clearly all the nice columns and ceiling.
If you are walking right now by Kelvingrove Museum area,another very nice and interesting place to see is Glasgow's University.
The University it is located just in front of Kelvingrove Museum and is very easy to reach the main building of the University walking through Kelvingrove Park.
As you can see on the picture,just seeing the exterior of this beautiful building it worth a visit,this is one of most beautiful and oldest buildings of Glasgow University.
Many main rooms of the building are open to public and inside you can see another very interesting museum.......THE HUNTERIAN MUSEUM,don't hesitate and come to see the oldest museum in Scotland!.
Also there are other rooms and interior patios that can be visited.
This is an exterior view of the main building.
Well, at least to me it felt like walking into either of these two settings. The architecture is gothic and really impressive. Don't forget to go inside the building and visit the two squares. If you're lucky there is a wedding in the additional church, with bagpipers and the lot. You should also go out in the back and look at the view over the nearby park and the south side of the city.
Yes, and don't forget to visit Hunterian Museum within the University. They have REAL dinosaur eggs!
If you have some time to spare, you may also wish to check out Glasgow University.
Photo Below: Glasgow University - as seen along University Avenue... at the west end of Glasgow.
Visit the Glasgow University campus. Of course, having studied there myself, I'm perhaps just a little biased... but I still think you'll enjoy having a dawdle through the cloisters and enjoying the bustle of the place... and without having to do a single exam, either!
[Photo courtesy of University of Glasgow]
Established in 1451, the University is Scotland's second oldest university (after St. Andrews) and fourth oldest in the UK. Its main building, which was designed in Gothic style and sits on the crest of a hill, is one of the city's best known landmarks. Take time to stroll around the cloisters and quadrangles.. good photo opportunities may well present!
(Photo courtesy Eddie Tennant) The tall spire of Glasgow University dominates the western skyline of the city. The university, unlike all those upstart polytechnics that have usurped the title of university in recent years, has a long and venerable history of excellence. It was founded more than 550 years ago and its famous alumni include Adam Smith (economist), a trio of famous inventors - John Baird (television), Joseph Lister (antiseptics) and James Watt (steam engines) - and of course old Cliffie.
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