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A trove of Scottish gold items, spanning from the Bronze Age to the present.

Drawing on specimens from The Hunterian collection and other museums across the UK, the exhibition looks at the natural occurrence of gold in Scotland and how the precious metal has been mined and used throughout the country's history.

Key objects include a gold chain and badge of Order of the Thistle and Scottish gold coinage, medals and racing cups.

The Hunterian

University Of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ

01413 304221


Opening times

The Hunterian Museum returns to normal opening hours from 11 June. The Hunterian Art Gallery will partially reopen on 11 June with all spaces* open from 9 July.

*The Mackintosh House remains closed for now. We will provide updates as soon as possible.

Mon - Closed

Tues - Sat - 10am - 5pm

Sun - 11am - 4pm

A range of safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines. As well as pre-booked timed entry, we have introduced hand sanitising stations, screens at our welcome desks, enhanced cleaning and one way routes to help with physical distancing. We would ask all our visitors to wear a face covering to minimise any risk.

*The Mackintosh House remains closed for now because of physical distancing guidelines. We’re sorry about that but will keep you updated and give you a reopening date as soon as possible.

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