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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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  1. Eyemouth Museum

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    Eyemouth

    Eyemouth Museum is based in Auld Kirk building in the centre of the town and traces the area’s fishing and social heritage.

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    Dunvegan

    Set in a restored Highland croft, the museum shows off the greatness of Angus MacAskill, who was born in 1825 and grew to a mighty 7’9” tall. In 1981 he was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest “true giant”.

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    Newcastleton

    Visit the museum in the old Townfoot Kirk full of the history of Liddesdale from the Reivers to the Railway, through the weaving to farming and forestry. From school days, war days, fun days, and music & prose days through to family research days.

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    2 Visitor Attraction

    Langholm

    The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.

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    5 Visitor Attraction

    East Kilbride

    Escape to the countryside for a great day out at the National Museum of Rural Life. Located just 13 miles from Glasgow’s city centre, this five-star attraction is home to an award-winning museum, historic farmhouse and 1950s working farm.

  6. Robert Burns House

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    Dumfries

    It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.

  7. Unst Heritage Centre

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Shetland

    Visit Unst Heritage Centre in Haroldswick and discover the unique story of Unst, the northernmost island in the UK.

  8. Grantown Museum

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    4 Museum

    Grantown on Spey

    Grantown Museum tells the story of the founding of this planned town, bringing the story up to date using modern and traditional display methods

  9. Gradings

    Tiree

    Visit the Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition to find out how the heroic engineers and keepers built and maintained Scotland's tallest lighthouse, Skerryvore, on one of Britain's most dangerous rocks, over 10 nautical miles out to sea.

  10. Inveraray Jail

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    Inveraray

    Inveraray Jail is a living museum and visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison.

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