The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection is an art collection in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated in Pollok Country Park on the south side of the city.

The eclectic collection was acquired over many years by Sir William Burrell, a wealthy Glaswegian shipping magnate and art collector, who then gave it to the city of Glasgow Corporation in 1944. The gift was made on the condition that the collection was to be housed in a building 16 miles (26 km) from the centre of Glasgow, to show the works to their greatest advantage, and to avoid the damaging effects of air pollution at the time.

The Burrell contains an important collection of medieval art including stained glass and tapestries, oak furniture, medieval weapons and armour, Islamic art, artefacts from ancient Egypt and China, Impressionist works by Degas and C├ęzanne, modern sculpture and a host of other artefacts from around the world, all collected by one man. There are over 8,000 objects in the collection. Artworks from five centuries are found in the collection.

Address

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon 1000-1700, Tue 1000-1700, Wed 1000-1700, Thu 1000-1700, Fri 1100-1700, Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700

Phone

0141 287 2550