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|The Burrell Collection|
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Tel +44 (0) 141 353 9108 or
+44 (0) 141 9148 or 9026
Fax +44 (0) 141 353 9145
Venue Intro:When Sir William Burrell and his wife, Constance, Lady Burrell, gifted his collection of over 9,000 works of art to Glasgow, the city acquired one of the greatest collections created by one person. William Burrell had been an art collector since his teens, and the collection is made up of a vast array of works of all periods and from all over the world.
You can wander round important collections of medieval art, tapestries, alabasters, stained glass and English oak furniture, European paintings, including works by Degas and Cézanne, an important collection of Islamic art, and modern sculpture including works by Epstein and Rodin. Children will be fascinated by the works from days of long ago -we have a fine collection of works from ancient China, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Architectural features from the collection have been integrated into the structure of the building -you can walk under arches built for medieval lords and ladies. There are also reconstructions of rooms from Sir William’s home, furnished in gothic style with items from the collection.
The Burrell Collection is situated in the tranquil surroundings of Pollok Country Park in the South of the city, and is a short walk from Pollok House.
The Burrell Collection has disabled parking bays, full accessibility to gallery areas for wheelchair users, and a lift is available from the main reception area. Male and female toilets are accessible to wheelchair users, and the café area is also fully accessible. A free minibus service runs from the main entrance to Pollok Country Park to the Burrell Collection and back, approximately every half hour. The minibus is run by Glasgow City Council and has wheelchair access.
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