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)  

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome


    • ASVA Member

    Payment Methods

    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

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

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