Burrell Collection, The

Pollok Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road G43 1AT

Barry Gasson, 1983

Category A Listed

Due to close for refurbishment in 2016, this is your last chance to explore the hidden stores of one of the greatest collections created by one person. Join a tour and explore objects not normally open to the public.  8yrs+ must be accompanied by an adult.

In the heart of Pollok Country Park, this award-winning building houses a unique collection in a beautiful woodland setting.

Named after its donor, the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell, the collection displays a range from work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, and includes important examples of late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations and more.

Although the collection comprises of over 8000 objects, only 3000 are currently exhibited. The Behind the Scenes tours offer a unique opportunity to go behind closed doors and explore the stores and objects not normally open to the public. As the Burrell Collection is due to close for refurbishment in 2016 this may be the last opportunity to see this internationally important collection in its current incarnation.

The Burrell Collection runs an extensive programme of events and activities for both adults and families with children throughout the year and will continue to do so until closure.

Part of the Childrens Programme: Self-led backpacks and trails are always available from our Enquiry Desk.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: A chance to explore the hidden side of a collection created by one of Glasgows most successful shipping magnates.

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Opening Times

Mon Thurs & Sat 10am 5pm, Fri & Sun 11am 5pm. Tours: Sat & Sun 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm; 1 hour. Meeting Point: Enquiry Desk

Advanced Booking Essential

Advanced Booking Essential for tours only on 0141 287 2564 or BurrellL&[email protected]

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.


Restrictions on Access: Children must be 8yrs+ and accompanied by an adult. No photography permitted in the stores.
Limited Disabled Access
Limited access for wheelchairs.


Disabled Toilet
Hearing Loop
Refreshments Available

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Pollokshaws West

Parking: Car Park Available On-Site Charges Apply
£1 for all day parking.


0141 287 2550

BurrellL&[email protected]





The Burrell Collection

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The Burrell Collection
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