the burrell collection

Culture can be defined as all the ways of life including arts, beliefs and institutions of a population that are passed down from generation to generation

Over many decades, Sir William Burrell built up a huge, diverse collection of objects from across the spectrum. He gifted this to Glasgow in 1944. There is a huge collection of exhibits from around the world, including ceramics, sculptures, wooden carvings and weapons. to name but a few.

A short walk through the woodland in Pollok Park (Glasgow) takes you to the gallery.
The gallery building with the main arched entrance to the left

Sir William wrote that he wanted future visitors to see the collection in a bespoke building setting in a beautiful woodland, an unpolluted environment where they could learn about these beautiful items

We spent the afternoon there; it’s not enough time to do its justice. Make a day of it and take in the whole park – Pollok House, the highland cattle and all.

The gallery is free to visitors

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