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Glasgow Hunter House Heritage Centre
  Hunter House was Birthplace and home to John and William Hunter, famous medical brothers who were born and raised here in the 18th century. Hunter House makes learning about medicine a fun experience. The museum is a fascinating combination of traditional and modern methods to describe anatomy and surgery in a way which especially interests children. A rural kitchen scene recreates the brothers' early days and the 'Hunters and Collectors' video explores the beginning of their careers.

  Interactive displays give a fascinating insight into surgical techniques of the time and lives of the brothers. William Hunter's collection forms the basis of the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow University, while John's is in the Royal College of Surgeons in London. This tiny museum is a must for anyone interested in the history of medicine.

  The emphasis in this museum is on interactive learning and the exhibits for touching and using levers to alter the display were excellent. Lots of gruesome items to delight children, with touchable limbs and medical instruments and the odd surprise. 18th century surgical practice is graphically presented - no anaesthesia here.

  Hunter House is the original Long Calderwood Farm and possibly the oldest building in East Kilbride.

Contact Information

Maxwelltown Road
Central Scotland
G74 3LW
Tel : 01355 261261



Opening Hours:
1st April to 30th September,
Daily 12.30pm - 4.30pm.

Additional Information:
Refreshments at the Cafe
Seminar room
Free parking
Soft play area
Accessible to visitors with special needs
Visitor Toilets

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