Museums

Museums don't have to be dull and dusty! Find one that appeals to you and yours in our Glasgow listings below, and go check it out...

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum Cowgate, Kirkintilloch G66 1HN
The Auld Kirk Museum is located on one of the oldest sites in Kirkintilloch. The museum houses a rich collection of objects of local, national and international...
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Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1XH
A unique collection of information on the history and culture of Clydebank and surrounding area including the villages of Duntocher, Hardgate and Old...
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Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1UE
Clydebank Museum opened in 1980 in Clydebank Town Hall. It was originally operated by volunteers drawn from the local communities that had lobbied for...
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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE
With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best days out!
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28th Apr Culzean Challenge
11th May - 12th May Big Beastie Weekend
21st Jul Gangsta Granny
Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL
Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire.No longer...
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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB
Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock...
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Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle , Dumbarton G82 1JJ
Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge in the Middle Ages.
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8th Jun - 9th Jun The Rock of Ages
Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield Heritage Centre

1030-1048 Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 4QU
For 100 years Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde. Here some of the finest, most luxurious liners, steamships and naval vessels were designed...
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Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH
Situated in the heart of the city, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world!
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27th Apr Saturday Art Club
4th May Saturday Art Club
11th May Saturday Art Club
18th May Saturday Art Club
25th May Saturday Art Club
1st Jun Saturday Art Club
8th Jun Saturday Art Club
15th Jun Saturday Art Club
22nd Jun Saturday Art Club
29th Jun Saturday Art Club
Garrison House

Garrison House

Garrison House Glasgow Street, Millport KA28 0DJ
Fully restored to its former glory in 2008, Garrison House now boasts the local NHS Medical Centre, a state of the art Library, the Museum of the Cumbraes...
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Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

, Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see...
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is a purpose-built store for Glasgow Museums' collections when they're not on display in the venues.
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24th Apr Wee Creatives
27th Apr Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
3rd May Mini Store Hunters
4th May Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
6th May Mini Store Hunters
11th May Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
18th May Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
25th May Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
29th May Wee Creatives
1st Jun Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
3rd Jun Mini Store Hunters
7th Jun Mini Store Hunters
8th Jun Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
15th Jun Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
22nd Jun Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
26th Jun Wee Creatives
29th Jun Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow East End G40 3AH
Based in the former Bridgeton Bus Garage, The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles!
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5th May Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
2nd Jun Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
7th Jul Celebrating 125 Years of Municipal Transport in Glasgow
4th Aug Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family and Community Open Sunday
1st Sep Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
12th Oct - 13th Oct GVVT Annual Open Weekend
House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW
Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!
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24th Apr Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice
26th Apr - 23rd Jun The Failing Light but Polmadie Shines
26th Apr - 23rd Jun Callum Rice: Solo Exhibition
26th Apr Wild Landscape
27th Apr Ceramics for Kids
27th Apr Saturday Art School
28th Apr Drawing & Painting for Beginners
28th Apr Oil Painting
29th Apr Ceramics: Getting Started
30th Apr Ceramic Hand-building
1st May Women and Sport in Interwar Scotland
4th May Scribbling (Creative Writing Masterclass 1)
7th May How to Use Your Digital Camera
8th May Botanical Screen-printing
11th May Autism Friendly Art School
12th May Mono-printing Masterclass
16th May Beginners Screen-printing
16th May McClure paints Mackintosh
19th May Upcycle Clothing with Screen-printed Designs Adults and Kids (Inter-generational Series)
1st Jun Experimenting (Creative Writing Masterclass 2)
3rd Jun Technical Drawing
8th Jun Photography for Kids
9th Jun Raku Fired Ceramics
24th Jun - 27th Jun Textile Design and Printing (3-Day Masterclass)
28th Jun Design: On Repeat
29th Jun - 30th Jun Drypoint Print-making Weekender
30th Jun Open City: A Creative Writing & Walking Workshop
2nd Jul - 3rd Jul Summer School: Abstract Painting
5th Jul Making Glazes (Ceramics Masterclass 1)
6th Jul Vintage Moving Image for Beginners
6th Jul Perfecting (Creative Writing Masterclass 3)
9th Jul - 10th Jul Summer School: Drawing and Painting
11th Jul Drawing & Painting Studio
12th Jul Printing onto Ceramics (Ceramics Masterclass 2)
13th Jul Stone Carving
13th Jul - 8th Sep Tessa Lynch & Rachel Adams: A Collaborative Exhibition
14th Jul Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Summer)
14th Jul Drawing Outside
14th Jul Design: Lines and Balance
16th Jul - 18th Jul Summer School: Printmaking
16th Jul - 17th Jul Hand-Built Photography
19th Jul Porcelain and Paper Clay (Ceramics Masterclass 3)
20th Jul - 21st Jul Mono Screen-Printing Weekender
23rd Jul - 24th Jul Summer School: Make Things to Wear!
27th Jul - 28th Jul Collagraph Printing Weekender
30th Jul - 31st Jul Summer School: Creating a Large-Scale Wall Mural
2nd Aug - 3rd Aug Landscape in Print
5th Aug - 7th Aug Fabric Printing with Adults and Kids (Inter-generational Series)
10th Aug Screen-printing T-shirts
17th Aug Experimenting with Block Printing
19th Aug Speaking Confidently: Performance Art and Presence
22nd Aug Ceramic Hand-Building Adults and Kids (Inter-generational series)
6th Sep - 8th Sep Self Publishing
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

University Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0RG
The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh. Within...
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23rd Apr Insight Talks at the Hunterian
30th Apr Insight Talks at the Hunterian
7th May Insight Talks at the Hunterian
14th May Insight Talks at the Hunterian
21st May Insight Talks at the Hunterian
28th May Insight Talks at the Hunterian
4th Jun Insight Talks at the Hunterian
11th Jun Insight Talks at the Hunterian
18th Jun Insight Talks at the Hunterian
25th Jun Insight Talks at the Hunterian
2nd Jul Insight Talks at the Hunterian
9th Jul Insight Talks at the Hunterian
16th Jul Insight Talks at the Hunterian
23rd Jul Insight Talks at the Hunterian
30th Jul Insight Talks at the Hunterian
6th Aug Insight Talks at the Hunterian
13th Aug Insight Talks at the Hunterian
20th Aug Insight Talks at the Hunterian
27th Aug Insight Talks at the Hunterian
3rd Sep Insight Talks at the Hunterian
10th Sep Insight Talks at the Hunterian
17th Sep Insight Talks at the Hunterian
24th Sep Insight Talks at the Hunterian
1st Oct Insight Talks at the Hunterian
8th Oct Insight Talks at the Hunterian
15th Oct Insight Talks at the Hunterian
22nd Oct Insight Talks at the Hunterian
29th Oct Insight Talks at the Hunterian
5th Nov Insight Talks at the Hunterian
12th Nov Insight Talks at the Hunterian
19th Nov Insight Talks at the Hunterian
26th Nov Insight Talks at the Hunterian
3rd Dec Insight Talks at the Hunterian
10th Dec Insight Talks at the Hunterian
17th Dec Insight Talks at the Hunterian
Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed...
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Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AW
Kelvin Hall stands on the banks of the River Kelvin opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow.
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29th Apr Finders Seekers
4th May May the Fourth be with you!
27th May Finders Seekers
24th Jun Finders Seekers
29th Jun - 30th Jun Trickery of Movement
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AG
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is one of both Glasgow's and Scotland's most popular free attractions boasting an extensive collection of over 8000 objects displayed across 22 themed galleries!
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22nd Apr The RSPB at Kelvingrove
26th Apr Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
28th Apr The RSPB at Kelvingrove
2nd May Twilight Yoga With Dippy
3rd May Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
10th May Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
17th May - 19th May Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair
17th May Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
24th May Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
31st May Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
7th Jun Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
14th Jun Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
21st Jun Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
28th Jun Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
5th Jul - 12th Jan Linda McCartney Retrospective
5th Jul Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
12th Jul Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
19th Jul Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
26th Jul Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
2nd Aug Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
9th Aug Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
16th Aug Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
23rd Aug Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
30th Aug Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
6th Sep Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
13th Sep Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
20th Sep Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
27th Sep Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
4th Oct Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
11th Oct Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
18th Oct Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
25th Oct Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
1st Nov Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
8th Nov Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
15th Nov Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
22nd Nov Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
29th Nov Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
6th Dec Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
13th Dec Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
20th Dec Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
Mackintosh Queens Cross

Mackintosh Queens Cross

Queens Cross Garscube Road, Glasgow West End G20 7EL
Mackintosh Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems. The only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
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20th May Andrea Gibson: Lord of the Butterflies
Maryhill Burgh Halls

Maryhill Burgh Halls

10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow West End G20 8YE
The Maryhill Burgh Halls are placed in the historic building in the heart of Maryhill. We cover a wide range of services, from recording studios to a...
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Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre G40 1AT
The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.
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Pollok House

Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s!
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27th Apr Ghost Hunt Experience
28th Apr Costume Sunday
4th May Donate, Make, Take!
5th May Donate, Make, Take!
18th May - 15th Sep Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break
26th May Costume Sunday
23rd Jun Costume Sunday
28th Jul Costume Sunday
25th Aug Costume Sunday
29th Sep Costume Sunday
31st Oct The Witches of Pollok
Provands Lordship

Provands Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RB
Step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city.The Provand's Lordship, which was built in 1471...
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Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS
Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
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27th Apr - 28th Apr Soap Powered Boats
6th May Wee Adventurers on the Move
8th Jun - 9th Jun Glasgow Maker Faire
16th Jun Men’s 10K Glasgow
30th Jun West End Festival Free Vintage Bus Service
21st Sep - 22nd Sep Clydebuilt Festival
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!
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24th Apr Wednesday Highlight Talks
Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB
Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.
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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE
The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.
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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH
The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.
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27th Apr Magnificent Mandalas
Tenement House

Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow West End G3 6QN
The National Trust for Scotland's Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in this faithfully restored four-room house!
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The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
Please note: The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for refurbishmentThe Burrell Collection is part of Glasgow Museums and is free to...
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The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU
Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries space in Ayrshire!
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The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RF
Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts style...
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The Govan Stones Project

The Govan Stones Project

Govan Old Church Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 3UU
Discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th-11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde...
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The Hampden Experience

The Hampden Experience

Hampden Park , Glasgow South Side G42 9BA
See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk amongst Scotland's footballing legends in the Hall Of Fame and take the Stadium tour at The Hampden...
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The Hill House

The Hill House

The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation!
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1st Jun - 31st Aug Summer of Sport
15th Jun - 16th Jun Shop Independent: Makers & Producers Fair
6th Jul - 31st Aug A Dwelling House
9th Jul Gangsta Granny
20th Jul After Hours & Behind the Scenes: Evening Opening
14th Aug A Midsummer Night’s Dream
21st Sep The Godmother: 1920’s Murder Mystery Evening
The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre

30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0HW
The National Piping Centre, Glasgow was created in 1996, as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.
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Museums in East Renfrewshire

Museums in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
There are many things to enjoy and discover here at Almond Valley. For your little ones there are tractor rides, soft play areas, interactive activities...
Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh South EH16 4SY
Craigmillar is one of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved castles. It began as a simple tower-house residence. Gradually, over time, it developed into...
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

NA High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER
With its distinctive witch’s hat tower and its bell, clock and sun dials, the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century. Our...
Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.Battles and sieges were fought over...
Gladstones Land

Gladstones Land

477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NT
The house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic...
John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX
The John Gray Centre brings together East Lothian Council’s Archaeology, Museum, Archive and Local History Services, alongside Haddington’s branch...
John Knox House

John Knox House

43 - 45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SR
Walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room. Look out for the tricks and traps to fool intruders; hunt for...
Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD
When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle...
Military Museum Scotland

Military Museum Scotland

Legion Hall Louis Braille Avenue, Wilkieston , Kirknewton EH27 8EJ
A visit to Military Museum Scotland is a fantastic way to spend a few hours.Come and learn about the Scottish involvement in the British military from...
Museum Collections Centre

Museum Collections Centre

10 Broughton Market, Edinburgh New Town EH3 6NU
The Museums Collections Centre is an amazing treasure trove of objects spanning a wide range of subjects.Visitors taking one of our tours can view the...
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

42 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1TG
The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys and...
Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh

142 Canongate Royal Mile, High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8DD
No day out on the Royal Mile is complete without a visit to the Museum of Edinburgh, where the City’s past is brought vividly to life.Visit the Museum...
Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound The Mound,, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1YZ
Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all...
National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange, Dalkeith EH22 4QN
Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience...
National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield as you explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Climb on...
National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National...
National War Museum

National War Museum

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
The National War Museum is housed in Edinburgh, and forms part of National Museums Scotland. It is located within Edinburgh Castle, and admission is included...
Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum

NA Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans EH32 9RX
For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their...
Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum

53 High Street , South Queensferry EH30 9HP
Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny. The museum has stunning views out onto the Firth...
Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Scott Monument East Princes Street Gardens , Edinburgh Old Town EH2 2EJ
The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument...
St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilia’s Hall Niddry Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1NQ
The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.Designed by Robert Mylne for...
Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons Hall Museums Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DW
The award winning Museums are open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm and are home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections...
The Georgian House

The Georgian House

7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town EH2 4DR
The north side of Charlotte Square is Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture. The Georgian House, with its elegant furnished interior, is located...
The Peoples Story Museum

The Peoples Story Museum

163 Canongate , Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8BN
The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people. From work to home, healthcare to social activities, people of the past are brough...
The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Drive, Leith EH6 6JJ
Rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years by national tourism agency VisitScotland, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the...
The Writers Museum

The Writers Museum

Lawnmarket Lady Stair's Close , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2PA
The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.Visitors can...

Museums in Fife

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL
Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew...
British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum Bruce Embankment , St Andrews KY16 9AB
Welcome to the British Golf Museum. From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof. Discover...
Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

1-7 Abbot Street , Dunfermline KY12 7 N
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) - a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world's 1st Carnegie Library...
Fife Folk Museum

Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF
A window on Fife’s past, Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres,offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities...
Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy KY1 1YG
Come and explore Kirkcaldy's cultural hub.Kirkcaldy Galleries offers visitors a library, museum, art gallery, local & family history room, cafe, gift...
Methil Heritage Centre

Methil Heritage Centre

272 High Street, Methil KY8 3EQ
A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.Come and enjoy our programme of exhibitions, tea room and museum shop which...
Museum Of Communication

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA
The Museum has a major collection — over 40 tonnes — of artefacts covering electrostatics, telegraphy, telephony, audio, radio, television and video...
Scottish Fisheries Museum

Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB
Our principal aim, in all of our efforts with regard to the displays in our extensive museum and our many educational and research activities, is to excite...
St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP
It’s all going ON at St Andrews Museum - a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park. We have a lively series of temporary...

Museums in Lanarkshire

Airdrie Observatory

Airdrie Observatory

Within Airdrie Library Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG
One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike.Located...
Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH
Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The...
Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum North Back Road, Biggar
The Albion Museum sits back from North Back Road, Biggar and houses vehicles of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899...
Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ
Enter what was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close. For more than 130 years, the industrial plant...
Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE
Chatelherault was built on 1732 by the Scottish architect William Adam as a hunting lodge for the Dukes and Duchess's of Hamilton.Chatelherault is available...
David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY
There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed...
Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
The museum complex is housed in two historic buildings of national importance, both originally associated with the Dukes of Hamilton.The first of these...
National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR
The nine million pound project comprises a museum and visitor centre, the Georgian farm buildings of Wester Kittochside, the species-rich fields around...
New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB
Attractions in the village include the New Lanark Mill Hotel and New Lanark Visitor Centre, one of Scotland's top attractions, welcoming around 350,000...
Shotts Heritage Centre

Shotts Heritage Centre

Located within Shotts Library Benhar Road, Shotts ML7 5EN
Shotts Heritage Centre is within the town library. Displays focus on the area’s strong 17th century covenanting heritage and the rise and fall of local...
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD
Summerlee's 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks, a fore-runner in the use of the innovative hot-blast iron smelting...
The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining , Wanlockhead ML12 6UT
Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead Village is unique, being the only museum dedicated to lead mining in Scotland. We do guided tours of our Lead mine,...

Museums in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE
Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect...
Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA
Paisley Museum has now closed for a four-year transformation into a world-class destination based around the town’s unique collections and telling the...
Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS
The museum is staffed by volunteers and can be found on the first floor of the Mile End Mill on Seedhill Road. Admission is free but donations are always...
Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection High Street, Paisley PA1 2AE
Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire...
Sma Shot Cottages

Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG
The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving...
Weavers Cottage

Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG
Step into Weaver’s Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry.This restored...

Museums in Stirling and Falkirk

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower Alloa Park, Alloa FK10 1PP
Take a whistle-stop tour through 700 years of Scottish history at Scotland’s largest and oldest keep, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine...
Argylls Lodging

Argylls Lodging

NA Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG
Argyll’s Lodging is Scotland’s most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse.It was a residence of the Earl of Stirling and later...
Callendar House

Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR
Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...
Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ
Dunblane Museum, originally called the Dunblane Cathedral Museum, opened in 1943 and is run entirely by volunteers. It holds a collection of artefacts...
Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum Duchess Anne Cottages, Boness EH51 0PR
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable building of Kinneil House.On its ground floor, redesigned and reopened in Spring 2015, is the story...
Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ
Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling...
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.The Museum traces the history of the 91st...
The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop.

The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop.

111 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BQ
Welcome to the Hamilton Toy Collection a celebration of toys from the last hundred years.Group bookings and school parties may be made for other times...
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ
The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history. The...

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