The Burrell Collection, boasting a staggering 9,000 objects, holds some of the most significant treasures in the UK, including Chinese art, medieval artefacts, and renowned French paintings. Housed in Pollok Country Park since 1983, the museum’s purpose-built home amidst beautiful parkland has garnered critical acclaim. It ranks among the UK’s most significant civic museum collections, comparable to London’s National Gallery and V&A.
The museum’s opening in 1983 marked a pivotal moment for Glasgow, igniting its cultural resurgence after years of post-industrial decline. With over one million visits in its inaugural year, the Burrell Collection became a beacon of cultural regeneration. Since its reopening in March 2022, following the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection has played a vital role in rejuvenating the city’s economy and reaffirming Glasgow’s status as a major cultural hub.