Museums

Museums don't have to be dull and dusty! Find one that appeals to you and yours in our Edinburgh listings below, and go check it out...

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston, West Lothian, is an award winning farm, museum and discovery centre!
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6th Oct - 31st Oct Spooky Happenings
26th Oct Friday Fright Night
27th Oct Spooky Saturday
8th Dec - 24th Dec Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage
14th Dec Santa Breakfasts
14th Dec Christmas Afternoon Tea
14th Dec Santa Suppers
17th Dec Santa Breakfasts
17th Dec Christmas Afternoon Tea
17th Dec Santa Suppers
21st Dec Christmas Afternoon Tea
21st Dec Santa Suppers
21st Dec Santa Breakfasts
Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh South EH16 4SY
Craigmillar is one of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved castles. It began as a simple tower-house residence. Gradually, over time, it developed into...
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1st Nov - 4th Nov Spotlight on Mary
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

NA High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery: the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century.
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.Battles and sieges were fought over...
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22nd Sep Inglis’ Amazons
24th Sep Their Name Liveth
24th Sep In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story
26th Sep Bolts and Bodkins
27th Sep Bolts and Bodkins
28th Sep Bolts and Bodkins
29th Sep Their Name Liveth
30th Sep Their Name Liveth
2nd Oct Bolts and Bodkins
3rd Oct Bolts and Bodkins
4th Oct Bolts and Bodkins
5th Oct Women of Independence
5th Oct Knight at the Castle
6th Oct Their Name Liveth
7th Oct Their Name Liveth
9th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
10th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
11th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
12th Oct Bolts and Bodkins
13th Oct Schiltron!
14th Oct Schiltron!
17th Oct Music Through the Ages
18th Oct Music Through the Ages
19th Oct Music Through the Ages
20th Oct - 21st Oct Medieval Fashion
23rd Oct Bolts and Bodkins
24th Oct Bolts and Bodkins
25th Oct - 26th Oct Queen Margaret’s Castle
27th Oct Schiltron!
28th Oct Schiltron!
29th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
30th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
1st Nov Bolts and Bodkins
2nd Nov Bolts and Bodkins
3rd Nov Inglis’ Amazons
4th Nov Inglis’ Amazons
6th Nov - 8th Nov 1918: Victory and Remembrance
10th Nov Their Name Liveth
11th Nov Their Name Liveth
12th Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
13th Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
14th Nov Gun Salutes 2018
16th Nov Bolts and Bodkins
17th Nov Schiltron!
18th Nov Schiltron!
19th Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
22nd Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
23rd Nov Kilts and Captivity
24th Nov Inglis’ Amazons
25th Nov Inglis’ Amazons
27th Nov Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs
28th Nov Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs
29th Nov Bolts and Bodkins
30th Nov Bolts and Bodkins
1st Dec Schiltron!
2nd Dec Schiltron!
3rd Dec - 5th Dec Meet the Barbersurgeon
7th Dec - 23rd Dec Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle
8th Dec Kilts and Captivity
9th Dec Music Through the Ages
15th Dec Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!
18th Dec Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!
20th Dec - 22nd Dec Traditions and Tales of Christmas
23rd Dec A Very Mary Christmas
24th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
28th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
29th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
30th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
31st Dec Bolts and Bodkins
26th Jan - 29th Jan Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle
7th Feb - 12th Feb Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland
Gladstones Land

Gladstones Land

477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NT
The house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic...
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John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX
The John Gray Centre brings together East Lothian Council’s Archaeology, Museum, Archive and Local History Services, alongside Haddington’s branch library.
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John Knox House

John Knox House

43 - 45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SR
Walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room. Look out for the tricks and traps to fool intruders; hunt for...
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Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD
When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle...
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23rd Sep Mr Barton’s Theatricals
24th Sep The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books
3rd Oct Sick Picts from the May Island Monastery: Disease and Healthcare in Early Medieval Scotland.
4th Oct Sorley Maclean, Gaelic and Edinburgh
6th Oct Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.
7th Oct Lauriston Castle Tour - BSL Signed
13th Oct Picnic and Play with Licketyspit
14th Oct Autumn Wreaths
16th Oct The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn
18th Oct Halloween Wand Making Workshop
20th Oct Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival
21st Oct Decorative Scrap Paper Tree
24th Oct Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland
26th Oct Edinburgh Ghost Stories
26th Oct The Twilight Seance
27th Oct Out of the Leftfield
27th Oct - 28th Oct The Haunted Hunt
28th Oct The Spooky Castle
4th Nov Puppet Workshop Theatre
6th Nov Hunting, Shooting and Fishing: The Architecture of Highland Holidays
9th Nov - 10th Nov A Reunion with Death
14th Nov Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye
18th Nov Sparkling Snowmen
19th Nov Meet Me at Maules
21st Nov The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh
27th Nov Scottish Samplers: Hidden Histories
1st Dec Enchanted Christmas Pictures
2nd Dec Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918
3rd Dec A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas
5th Dec Magical Christmas Scenes
9th Dec A Family Christmas at Lauriston
14th Dec Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands
15th Dec Fresh Green Wreaths
16th Dec Magical Wreaths
19th Dec Atmosphere | Scrooge
22nd Dec Magic Show: Christmas Tricks
Military Museum Scotland

Military Museum Scotland

Legion Hall Louis Braille Avenue, Wilkieston , Kirknewton EH27 8EJ
Come and learn about the Scottish involvement in the British military from WW1 to the present day at the Military Museum Scotland!
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Museum Collections Centre

Museum Collections Centre

10 Broughton Market, Edinburgh New Town EH3 6NU
The Museums Collections Centre is an amazing treasure trove of objects spanning a wide range of subjects.
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2nd Oct Trials, Tribulations and Titillations of Scottish Social History
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

42 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1TG
The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys and...
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22nd Sep Museum of Childhood Tour - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors
22nd Sep Marvellous Puppets
22nd Sep Peter Pan
29th Sep A Home for Teddies and Trains
13th Oct The Spooky Enchanted Forest
27th Oct Scary Masks
3rd Nov The Biggest Explosion
24th Nov Enchanted Hand Wreath
1st Dec Musical Stories
8th Dec Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop
9th Dec Adventures in Nightmareland
15th Dec Magic Show: Christmas Tricks
22nd Dec Reflection of Home
Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh

142 Canongate Royal Mile, High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8DD
No day out on the Royal Mile is complete without a visit to the Museum of Edinburgh, where the City’s past is brought vividly to life.Visit the Museum...
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Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound The Mound,, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1YZ
Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all...
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National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange, Dalkeith EH22 4QN
Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience...
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National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland

NA East Fortune Airfield, NA EH39 5LF
Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield as you explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Climb on...
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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National...
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28th Sep Magic Carpet
29th Sep Record Fair
5th Oct Magic Carpet Minis
12th Oct Magic Carpet
26th Oct Magic Carpet Minis
2nd Nov Magic Carpet
9th Nov Magic Carpet Minis
16th Nov Magic Carpet
23rd Nov Magic Carpet Minis
30th Nov Magic Carpet
7th Dec Magic Carpet Minis
14th Dec Magic Carpet
21st Dec Magic Carpet Minis
National War Museum

National War Museum

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
The National War Museum is housed in Edinburgh, and forms part of National Museums Scotland. It is located within Edinburgh Castle, and admission is included...
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Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum

NA Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans EH32 9RX
Prestongrange is a free open- air museum, that tells 700 years of industrial heritage history. Family friendly, with lots to see and do!
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Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum

53 High Street , South Queensferry EH30 9HP
Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.
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Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Scott Monument East Princes Street Gardens , Edinburgh Old Town EH2 2EJ
The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument...
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St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilia’s Hall Niddry Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1NQ
The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.Designed by Robert Mylne for...
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Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons Hall Museums

NA Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DW
Surgeons' Hall Museums is home to one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the World, open to the public since 1832.
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29th Sep Comic Book Creation Workshop
11th Oct Chinese Medicine and Well-being-Drawing Inspiration from Chinese Ink
26th Oct The Edinburgh 7: A Celebration
5th Nov Surgery and Emotion in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era
26th Nov Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear in conversation
The Georgian House

The Georgian House

7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town EH2 4DR
The north side of Charlotte Square is Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture. The Georgian House, with its elegant furnished interior, is located...
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The Peoples Story Museum

The Peoples Story Museum

163 Canongate , Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8BN
The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people. From work to home, healthcare to social activities, people of the past are brough...
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The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Drive, Leith EH6 6JJ
Visit the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor). The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing...
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The Writers Museum

The Writers Museum

Lawnmarket Lady Stair's Close , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2PA
The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.Visitors can...
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22nd Sep Writers Museum - BSL Interpreted Tour

Museums in East Renfrewshire

Museums in Fife

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL
Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew...
British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum Bruce Embankment , St Andrews KY16 9AB
Welcome to the British Golf Museum. From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof. Discover...
Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

1-7 Abbot Street , Dunfermline KY12 7 N
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) - a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world's 1st Carnegie Library...
Fife Folk Museum

Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF
A window on Fife’s past, Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres,offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities...
Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy KY1 1YG
Come and explore Kirkcaldy's cultural hub.Kirkcaldy Galleries offers visitors a library, museum, art gallery, local & family history room, cafe, gift...
Methil Heritage Centre

Methil Heritage Centre

272 High Street, Methil KY8 3EQ
A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.Come and enjoy our programme of exhibitions, tea room and museum shop which...
Museum Of Communication

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA
The Museum has a major collection — over 40 tonnes — of artefacts covering electrostatics, telegraphy, telephony, audio, radio, television and video...
Scottish Fisheries Museum

Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB
Our principal aim, in all of our efforts with regard to the displays in our extensive museum and our many educational and research activities, is to excite...
St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP
It’s all going ON at St Andrews Museum - a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park. We have a lively series of temporary...

Museums in Glasgow

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum Cowgate, Kirkintilloch G66 1HN
The Auld Kirk Museum is located on one of the oldest sites in Kirkintilloch. The museum houses a rich collection of objects of local, national and international...
Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1XH
A unique collection of information on the history and culture of Clydebank and surrounding area including the villages of Duntocher, Hardgate and Old...
Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1UE
Clydebank Museum opened in 1980 in Clydebank Town Hall. It was originally operated by volunteers drawn from the local communities that had lobbied for...
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE
Packed to the turrets with antique furniture and furnishings, artworks, porcelain and other fascinating period objects, Culzean Castle is a superb example...
Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL
Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire.No longer...
Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB
Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock...
Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle , Dumbarton G82 1JJ
Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.Highlights• The stunning views – from the White Tower...
Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield Heritage Centre

1030-1048 Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 4QU
For 100 years Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde. Here some of the finest, most luxurious liners, steamships and naval vessels were designed...
Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH
It is housed in an iconic building in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library. GoMA plays an important part in the city’s...
Garrison House

Garrison House

Garrison House Glasgow Street, Millport KA28 0DJ
Fully restored to its former glory in 2008, Garrison House now boasts the local NHS Medical Centre, a state of the art Library, the Museum of the Cumbraes...
Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

, Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see...
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN
It's a vast building with rooms full of fantastic objects, from animals to armour, fine art to fossils, and much, much more. The main collections stored...
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow East End G40 3AH
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was formed at the end of 2002 and is a registered charity (SC034066).The Trust has since 2003 leased the former Bridgeton...
House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW
We are one of Glasgow's finest wedding & conference venues whilst also being an excellent rescource to visitors as a cultural attraction.House for an...
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

University Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0RG
The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh. Within...
Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed...
Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AW
This unique partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland sees this historic...
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AG
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The collections are extensive,...
Mackintosh Queens Cross

Mackintosh Queens Cross

Queens Cross Garscube Road, Glasgow West End G20 7EL
Commissioned in 1896 by the Free Church, the simplicity of the design is inspiring. The windows are Gothic in character, yet are infused with the Mackintosh...
Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre G40 1AT
Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays....
Pollok House

Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
Above stairs, the lavish family rooms are packed full of period furniture and furnishings, as well as the UK’s finest collection of Spanish art, including...
Provands Lordship

Provands Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RB
Step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city.The Provand's Lordship, which was built in 1471...
Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting on the banks of the River Clyde.At Riverside Museum...
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
Visitors can follow the poet's life and legacy, from his birth in the humble cottage built by his father, to the phenomenal output of songs and music...
Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB
Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education in Glasgow, Scotland, in the district of Tradeston. It is located in a former school built...
Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE
At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, including a variety of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery...
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH
The building was built in 1989 in Scottish baronial style by Ian Begg. It was designed to reflect the architecture of the Bishops’ Castle, the site...
Tenement House

Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow West End G3 6QN
The National Trust for Scotland's Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four...
The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
Please note: The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for refurbishmentThe Burrell Collection is part of Glasgow Museums and is free to...
The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU
It has a programme of nationally important exhibitions, permanent displays of the museum's own diverse collections and innovative work by contemporary...
The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RF
Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts style...
The Govan Stones Project

The Govan Stones Project

Govan Old Church Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 3UU
Discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th-11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde...
The Hampden Experience

The Hampden Experience

Hampden Park , Glasgow South Side G42 9BA
See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk amongst Scotland's footballing legends in the Hall Of Fame and take the Stadium tour at The Hampden...
The Hill House

The Hill House

The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation...
The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre

30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0HW
The National Piping Centre, Glasgow was created in 1996, as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.We...

Museums in Lanarkshire

Airdrie Observatory

Airdrie Observatory

Within Airdrie Library Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG
One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike.Located...
Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH
Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The...
Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum North Back Road, Biggar
The Albion Museum sits back from North Back Road, Biggar and houses vehicles of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899...
Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ
For upwards of 130 years – from 1839 to 1973 – Biggar Gasworks made coal-gas for the town and surrounding district. It was one of the first small-...
Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE
Chatelherault was built on 1732 by the Scottish architect William Adam as a hunting lodge for the Dukes and Duchess's of Hamilton.Chatelherault is available...
David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY
There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed...
Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates...
National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR
The nine million pound project comprises a museum and visitor centre, the Georgian farm buildings of Wester Kittochside, the species-rich fields around...
New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB
Attractions in the village include the New Lanark Mill Hotel and New Lanark Visitor Centre, one of Scotland's top attractions, welcoming around 350,000...
Shotts Heritage Centre

Shotts Heritage Centre

Located within Shotts Library Benhar Road, Shotts ML7 5EN
Shotts Heritage Centre is within the town library. Displays focus on the area’s strong 17th century covenanting heritage and the rise and fall of local...
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD
Summerlee's 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks, a fore-runner in the use of the innovative hot-blast iron smelting...
The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining , Wanlockhead ML12 6UT
Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead Village is unique, being the only museum dedicated to lead mining in Scotland. We do guided tours of our Lead mine,...

Museums in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE
Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect...
Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA
Among our treasures, pride of place goes to The Arbuthnott Missal, a rare medieval manuscript and one of only a few that survived the Reformation in Scotland...
Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS
The museum is staffed by volunteers and can be found on the first floor of the Mile End Mill on Seedhill Road. Admission is free but donations are always...
Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection High Street, Paisley PA1 2AE
Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire...
Sma Shot Cottages

Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG
The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving...
Weavers Cottage

Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG
Step into Weaver’s Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry.This restored...

Museums in Stirling and Falkirk

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower Alloa Park, Alloa FK10 1PP
Take a whistle-stop tour through 700 years of Scottish history at Scotland’s largest and oldest keep, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine...
Argylls Lodging

Argylls Lodging

NA Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG
Argyll’s Lodging is Scotland’s most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse.It was a residence of the Earl of Stirling and later...
Callendar House

Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR
Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...
Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ
Dunblane Museum, originally called the Dunblane Cathedral Museum, opened in 1943 and is run entirely by volunteers. It holds a collection of artefacts...
Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum Duchess Anne Cottages, Boness EH51 0PR
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable building of Kinneil House.On its ground floor, redesigned and reopened in Spring 2015, is the story...
Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ
Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling...
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.The Museum traces the history of the 91st...
The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop.

The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop.

111 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BQ
Welcome to the Hamilton Toy Collection a celebration of toys from the last hundred years.Group bookings and school parties may be made for other times...
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ
The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history. The...

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A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
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Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!
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The Edinburgh Irish Culture and Heritage Day, a celebration of Irish culture and the Irish community in Scotland, returns on Saturday 22 September at the Grange Cricket Club, Stockbridge.
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