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  • A family in the life court at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • The exterior of the Riverside Museum, Glasgow
    Riverside Museum
  • People sit outside on tables and chairs at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway
  • A group view the Concorde at the National Museum of Flight
    The National Museum of Flight
  • The Animal World Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland
    The National Museum of Scotland

Explore Scotland’s museums and enjoy a fascinating day out where you can learn of famous warriors, see a variety of artefacts or get hands on with interactive displays.

Throughout Scotland there is a wide variety of museums covering every topic imaginable - delve into history, art, culture, science, transport, childhood, sport and much more.

Hear fascinating stories, play with interactive exhibits and see the history of Scotland and the world. With plenty of museums in the cities and small villages to visit, see what you can uncover.

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    Aberdeen

    The Maggie Law Maritime Museum sits in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Gourdon, one of the few remaining working harbours on this coastline. The centrepiece of the Museum is the old inshore lifeboat, the Maggie Law.

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    Glencoe

    Housed in traditional 18th century thatched cottages, the Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum provides a rich insight the history of Glencoe area and its people.

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The National Museum of Scotland is one of the Top 10 UK visitor attractions, and in the Top 20 of the most visited museums and galleries in the world.

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    The Scottish Borders

    Tullie House ... much more than a museum!

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    Renfrew

    An interactive experience as the story of the town is presented from Medieval times until the present day, using objects, pictures, film and people's own words. The museum is based on the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water.

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    Montrose

    "The museum has a wide range of displays of local interest covering archaeology, Montrose history, the Picts, Montrose silver, maritime and natural history."

  7. Hunterian Art Gallery

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    Glasgow West End

    The Hunterian is home to the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler.

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    Creetown

    The coastal village of Creetown hosts one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in its award-winning Gem Rock Museum.

  9. The Mackintosh House

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    Glasgow West End

    The Mackintosh House features the meticulously reconstructed principal interiors from the Glasgow home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret, complete with original furniture.

  10. Elgin Museum

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    Elgin

    Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

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