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The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection brings together masterpieces from all over the world. The stories that the Collection holds inspire and enrich the lives of our visitors young and old. The Collection is loved locally and respected worldwide, attracting visitors and conservators from around the globe.

Sir William Burrell left a lasting legacy to Glasgow by donating his magnificent Collection of some 9,000 objects to the people of Glasgow. This is your opportunity to be part of that legacy as we breathe new life into the internationally significant Collection to be enjoyed by future generations.

Sir William Burrell gave 9,000 gifts to Glasgow.  You only need to give one. 

The Burrell Collection has been closed since 2016 to undergo a major refurbishment that will help ensure the collection, its listed home, and the history and stories it preserves, survive for the next 100 years.  As we near completion of this remarkable project we need you to donate today to help us bring back the Burrell. 

When you make a donation you help ensure more people have the opportunity to enjoy the collection, now and in the future. 

Ways to make your donation:

  • Online - click the donate button on this page
  • By cheque - download and complete this donation form and send in with your cheque 
  • By Text - text Burrell to 70300 to give £5
  • By Phone - call us on 0141 276 9515 to donate over the phone

We need your help to complete the project.  Please donate today. Whatever you can afford will help bring back the greatest gift ever made.

Thank you


If you would like to discuss the project further and how your support will make a difference please contact the Development team on

Visit The Burrell Collection online to find out more about this project.

Glasgow Life - registered charity SC037844