The National Piping Centre


30 - 34 Macphater Street, Glasgow, City Of Glasgow, G4 0HW

    The National Piping Centre serves as the centre for excellence for the Great Highland Bagpipe and its music. The Centre is host to The Museum of Piping, The Highland Library, and The School of Piping, teaching many varieties of pipes and drumming.

    See and Hear the Great Highland Bagpipe, Scotland's national instrument, and learn about its colourful history.

    The Muesum of Piping is a partnership between National Museums of Scotland and The National Piping Centre, presenting one of the country's best piping collection.

    Amongst this stunning collection is the Iain Dall MacKay Chanter - the oldest piece of bagpipe in the world, as well as a piping relic that belonged to Robert Burns. Experience the richness of Scotland's musical heritage and explore some of its history with audio commentaryavailable in 6 different languages, including Gaelic.


    The National Piping Centre is a centre of excellence for piping tuition and exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipes. With various courses and come and try sessions available why not come down and give the pipes a go. We also offer world class piper hire for special events, weddings, corporate functions or sporting events. Call us on 0141 353 0220 for more information.

    Entrance to Museum of Piping

    £4.50 adults;

    £3.50 concession;

    £2.50 U16s

    £11.00 family of four (2 adults, 2 U16s)

    Tour and Try - Summer 2013
    Adult - £7.50
    Concession - £4.00
    Family Ticket - £20.00 (2 adults and 2 children U16)  

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Ticket Information
    Adult Museum Entry £4.50 per ticket
    Concession Museum Entry £2.50 per ticket

    Tours for groups, along with an opportunity to try to play and to hear the bagpipes are also available by arrangement. To organise an tour, please contact us by email at or by telephone on 0141 353 0220

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • On Public Transport Route


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available


    • ASVA Member
    • Closed Circuit TV


    • City Centre
    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    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 :
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 8


    • There is a lift

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Audio
      • Other, please specify Multi-Language Audio Guide

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

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