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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.

  2. HistoryLinks Museum

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    Dornoch

    HistoryLinks Museum is a local history museum in Dornoch.

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    Forfar

    Right in Forfar's historic town centre is the Meffan, built in 1898 as a bequest from the daughter of Provost Meffan.

  4. Museum of Abernethy

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    Abernethy

    The Museum of Abernethy tells the local history of Abernethy, a historic settlement since Pictish times, and the inhabitants.

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    Paisley

    Paisley Museum opened in 1871. The building was designed by the well-known Glasgow architect John Honeyman and paid for by Sir Peter Coats of the famous Coats thread manufacturing family.

  6. Ibrox Stadium

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    Glasgow

    Ibrox Stadium is the home of Rangers Football Club and enjoys UEFA’s coveted five star status.

  7. Burntisland Museum

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    Burntisland

    Burntisland Museum has information on the town’s history and an Edwardian fairground display.

  8. Dancing Light Gallery

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    West Linton

    Dancing Light Gallery is an exciting rural art gallery which forms part of a beautiful new timber-framed building, insulated with sheep's wool and powered by renewable energy.

  9. Museum Nan Eilean

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    Stornoway

    Explore social and natural history displays and the Island Lives exhibition at Museum Nan Eilean in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis.

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    Newton Stewart

    Uncover the fascinating natural and social history of Galloway at the Museum Newton Stewart Museum, housed in the former St. John’s Church.

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