The Renaissance of a world-class museum
Across this site we’ll take you behind-the-scenes as one of the finest personal collections in the world undergoes a unique transformation.
With 9,000 objects – from rare Chinese porcelain to modern masterpieces by Manet, Degas and Cézanne; objects from ancient civilizations to works by Rembrandt and Rodin – the Burrell Collection is undisputedly one of the world’s finest treasure houses.
From 23 October 2016 the museum will temporarily close until 2020 as the refurbishment of the category A-listed building and redisplay of its world-famous collection takes place.
With only some 20 per cent of the exceptional 9,000-strong artworks currently on display, ambitious plans will provide greater access to the collection, including the re-modelling of the basement stores which will give visitors behind-the-scenes access for the first time. A redisplay of the collection and improved facilities will deliver a new visitor experience while landscaped terraces will link the museum with its unique parkland setting.
The landmark building, one of the country’s finest examples of post-war architecture, will be repaired and conserved, ensuring the museum becomes a benchmark for sustainability.
Celebrate the Burrell with us by joining our exciting public programme of special events through to October 2016.
With Burrell Games Day, Medieval Family Day, The Great Big Museum Bus Tour, Live Music and Doors Open Week, plus film screenings, activity sessions, Curator’s Talks, and guided tours, all within the beautiful woodland setting of Pollok Country Park, there really is something for everyone.
Check our ‘What’s On’ page for more details.
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