Visit the Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre to explore 300 years of musical history, and try the bagpipes for yourself!
The National Piping Centre serves as a national and international centre of excellence for the Great Highland Bagpipe. Our Museum of Piping hosts three hundred years of piping heritage and consisting of artefacts from the rich collections of National Museums of Scotland. It is the most authoritative display of its kind anywhere in the world. Amongst this stunning collection is the Iain Dall MacKay Chanter, the oldest piece of bagpipe in the world, and 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 events.
Meet the Bagpiper!
This summer, come to The National Piping Centre for a very special Scottish experience. Our Bagpiper will take you on a journey through the rich history of the Scotland’s national instrument, perform live for you and let you try the pipes for yourself!
From 1st April - 30th September
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday
11am & 2pm (Saturday tour 11am only)
Purchase your tickets on arrival at The National Piping Centre: £4.50 adult / £2.50. Call 0141 353 0220 for more information.