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
    2016 Opening Times
    31 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm


    • Shop We have a small shop selling postcards, cards 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
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome The museum has lots of interactive displays with the chance to dress up, use telephones, sort letters, stroke an otter and other interesting opportunities
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens The Museum has a lift, disabled toilet and Hearing loop.
    • Families We run Family drop-in sessions during the Easter, summer & October holidays - see press and website for details.
    • Groups Welcome A personal guided tour can be provided if booked in advance.
    • 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

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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


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • 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


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • 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

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

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