A WALL magically falls away to reveal a treasure trove behind. Glasgow in 1910 is vividly brought back to life.

And the stories of priceless artworks from all over the world come alive.....

This is the ‘new’ Burrell Collection, revealed for the first time following its five-year, multi-million pound refurbishment.

Charity Glasgow Life, who run the A-listed attraction, have confirmed it will re-open to the public on Tuesday, March 29 and it will be a ‘more modern, greener museum’ with a third more gallery space and pioneering digital installations, including giant video walls, immersive films and interactive games, on a scale and size never seen in a UK museum setting.

Glasgow Times: The Burrell Collection. Photograph by Colin Mearns.

Displays will include objects which have not seen the light of day for decades and others which have never been exhibited.

The reception at yesterday’s first ‘sneak peek’ event ahead of the public opening was warm.

Glasgow Times: Stained glass in the Burrell Collection.

“It looks fantastic,” said Sean McLennan, class teacher at St Vincent’s Primary in Thornliebank, which took part in community engagement sessions during the refurbishment.

“I’m really pleased our pupils had the chance to contribute – it’s great that young people’s voices are being heard and their ideas have helped shape the new museum.”

Glasgow Times: Sean McLennan, a teacher at St Vincent's primary school...Photograph by Colin Mearns.

Volunteer guide Margaret Anderson was delighted to be back in the building.

“I was worried I might weep with emotion, or because it had changed too much,” she said. “But I’m stunned by it. The things that have changed are fantastic and the digital visuals which will allow us to see the detail of some of the pieces, such as the ceramics, are really wonderful.”

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New displays will give visitors a chance to find out about the artworks, the people who made them and some of the people who have owned them. In total 225 displays will spread across 24 galleries.

Glasgow Times: The Burrell Collection

A new central stairway will allow visitors access to the lower floor of The Burrell Collection for the first time, where they can watch items not on display being cared for. A new temporary exhibition space has also been created. Similarly, new galleries have been created on upper floors which will take visitors to spaces in the building they have never seen before.

The Burrell is now one of the ‘greenest’ museums in the UK with a new, improved roof, glazing and cladding, more efficient and sustainable power, heating and lighting systems.

Glasgow Times: Dr Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive of Glasgow Life...Photograph by Colin Mearns.

Pollok Park, the south side home of the Burrell, has also been transformed as part of the works - paths and roads have been improved; benches, new signage and vehicle barriers restricting access along the main through-route in the centre of the park have been installed, and electric vehicle chargers, electric shuttle bus stops, and NextBike bikes and e-bikes will aim to encourage more people to leave their cars at home when visiting.

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Dr Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive of Glasgow Life, said: “The re-opening of The Burrell Collection is another compelling reason for people to come to Glasgow to visit our spectacular city. It will be the catalyst for more people to experience the wonderful Pollok Country Park and other attractions on the south side of the city and to enjoy the glory of the Collection and its magnificent home. The Burrell Collection stands among the finest personal art collections ever amassed and will bring people back many times to see it in the years to come.”