Promenade at Pollok Country Park to admire the Burrell Collection

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Promenade at Pollok Country Park to admire the Burrell Collection

Far from the urban turmoil, amid the Pollok Country Park, this museum gathers millionaire Sir William Burrell's art collection, bequest to the city of Glasgow in 1944.

A 15-minutes drive from the centre of Glasgow, the Pollok Country Park invites you to a journey through time and civilisations. The first work you will admire is the museum in itself. Built in 1970 by English architect Garry Basson, it plays the card of transparency. This modern building of glass and bricks lies at the centre of an immense lawn. Each room is bathed in light and highlights the sumptuous Burrell collection, full of Egyptian sculptures, Chinese ceramics and jewels from Ancient Greece.

Wander with delight through the Hutton room, a reconstruction of the inner rooms of William Burrell's castle decorated in both gothic and baroque styles. Stop at the spaces devoted to 19th and 20th centuries' artists, where you'll find works by Degas and Cézanne – regarding the latter, you should not miss the Chateau de Medan. You will also have multiple occasions to admire Rodin's sculptures, in particular a version of his Thinker.

Burrell Collection
Pollok Country Park
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G43 1AT

+44 141 287 2550

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection