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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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  1. Gradings

    Glasgow South Side

    This incredible store for the museums' collections when they are not on display at the city’s venues is free to visit, though visits must be booked in advance.

  2. Eyemouth Museum

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    Eyemouth

    Eyemouth Museum is based in Auld Kirk building in the centre of the town and traces the area’s fishing and social heritage.

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    Newtongrange

    Marvel at the sheer size of the National Mining Museum, be astounded by the engineering brilliance behind all the machinery and retrace the footsteps and struggles of the thousands of miners and their families before you.

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Regimental museum is housed in Edinburgh Castle and through paintings, artefacts, silver and medals their fascinating story is told, from formation to the present day.

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    4 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Home to important collections on the history of Edinburgh, from prehistoric times to the present day.

  6. Savings Banks Museum

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    Ruthwell

    Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.

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    Westray

    This small museum located in the village of Pierowall provides a fascinating insight into the natural and human history of the isle of Westray.

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    5 Visitor Attraction

    Gretna Green

    Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754.

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    Oban

    Oban's War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people.

  10. The Orkney Museum

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    Kirkwall

    The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney from the Stone Age through the Picts and Vikings to the present day.

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