Falconer Museum


22 Tolbooth Street, Forres, Moray, IV36 1PH

    The Falconer Museum holds the archives and fossils of Hugh Falconer, as well as narrating the local & social history of Moray. We also have a range of temporary exhibitions which change regularly, as well as family activities in the holidays.

    The Falconer Museum was founded in 1871 in memory of Hugh Falconer, a colleague of Charles Darwin. The Museum houses a wealth of Moray’s heritage and features displays on local history, social history, fossils, geology and archaeology. We also run family activities during school holidays - see press for details.



    5 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5 pm.


    • Shop We have a small shop selling postcards, local arts & crafts, and other local or heritage stock.


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Cycle Rack Cycle stands are available in the Leys Road car park behind the Museum.
    • Parking Free parking is available behind the Museum in the Leys Road car park. There is parking for coaches and disabled visitors immediately outside the Museum on Tolbooth Street.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens The Museum has a lift, disabled toilet and Hearing loop.
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    Signposted from the A96 Forres junction, and from the A940 Grantown on Spey road; situated on the High Street, Forres.

    Public Transport Directions

    Accessible by train, Scotrail (10 minute walk from the station) or by bus, Stagecoach (1 minute walk from bus stop).

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • There is a lift
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • There is an audible alarm system


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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