Inverness Museum & Art Gallery


Castle Wynd, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 3EB

    Explore exciting stories from the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

    Explore the historic city of Inverness with a visit to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Situated right in the historic centre of the city at the foot of the Castle hill, the museum is a treasure trove of artifacts relating to the history of Highland Scotland.

    Inverness' first museum was opened in 1826, since then the museum has undergone a number of transformations, most recently in 2007, when the building was extensively refurbished with a range of new displays and visitor facilities.

    The exhibitions begin on the ground floor with geology and natural history as well as the rich archaeological heritage of the Highlands. Continue upstairs to discover the more recent history of the Highlands. Here you will find Jacobite memorabilia, Inverness silverware, authentic Highland weapons and bagpipes. The museum offers a great deal more than just exhibitions and displays, with a programme of lunchtime talks, workshops,recitals as well as activities for children and adults.

    The Art Gallery hosts an exciting programme of local fine art and craft exhibitions, with a variety of changing featured artists.

    The Cobbs Tea House is the perfect place to stop off for a spot of lunch or tea/coffee and a cake.


    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Winter Opeinng
    3 Nov 2015 - 29 Mar 2016
    2016 Summer Opening
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Summer Opening Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
    Winter Opening Tuesday - Friday 12pm-4pm Saturday 11am - 4pm


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Indoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Road Directions

    5 minutes' walk from Inverness city centre car parks.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- On leaving the TIC, turn right up the hill towards the Castle. The museum is on the right, immediately behind the TIC.

    Getting there by railway:- From Inverness Railway Station turn left out of station onto Academy Street, cross to Inglis Street then turn right on to High Street. At end of this street museum is situated on left hand side.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport (Dalcross) turn right out of airport then left onto B9039 turn right onto A96 (Aberdeen to Inverness trunk road) this road leads straight into Inverness. The Museum is in the city centre.

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