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“Historic and informative”
Review of McLean Museum

McLean Museum
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Greenock
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Great place to go it's free and great for kids during the school holidays great way for them to learn about our history and great men and women who have played a big part in local history

Thank sunlover186553
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have always loved going into this museum. Always liked looking at the bugs and things from the war. Being close to the river Clyde, there are many interesting artifacts from shipbuilding, James Watt etc as well as beautiful things from Egypt and the rest of the world.
A great way to spend a few hours on a rainy, or sunny day!

Thank Shona3003
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is a small local museum and contains a variety of items with some clutter and lack of logic in the lay out but it has some great ship models as well as items illustrating the history of Greenock eg sugar refining, shipbuilding, marine engines, ropeworks, port, bombing of the town in 1940s etc etc. Each is interesting in itself and well explained.

The art work is of a high standard and contains works by eg 'Portraiture in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century is represented by works from Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn. Nineteenth century landscape paintings include works by Hugh William Williams, Horatio McCulloch, Waller Hugh Paton, Thomas Fairbairn, William Page Atkinson Wells and many others. Of particular note is the group of seven paintings by William McTaggart and the five works by Robert Inerarity Herdman. Other artists include many of the key figures in Scottish Art of the nineteenth century with works in a wide variety of genres including landscapes, genre paintings, portraits, architectural and wartime subjects by Sir William Quiller Orchardson, John Pettie, William Strang, James Lawton Wingate, Robert Gemmell Hutchison and John McGhie.

Well worth a visit for either the art or the items, or both.'


For more information visit: http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk

Thank johnka1
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