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This section covers museum collections in Scotland. Links to partner institutions comings soon.

Aberdeen City

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'The origins of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums can be traced to 1873 when John Forbes White and a number of local art collectors decided to hold a public exhibition to display their collections. From this developed a plan to establish a public art gallery for the benefit of citizens, an objective that continues to drive the programmes of activity within the Museums and Galleries service today.'


University of Aberdeen MuseumsLink opens in a new window

'The University cares for one of Scotland’s most significant museum collections, using them to inspire and to challenge.'


Aberdeenshire Museums ServiceLink opens in a new window

'We operate 12 museums and visitor centres across Aberdeenshire, from Fordyce in the north to Stonehaven in the south.'

Dundee City

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and MuseumLink opens in a new window

'The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee and with 8 galleries to explore, there is a wealth of information to discover in our exhibitions of art, history and the environment.'

East Lothian

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'East Lothian Council Museums Service manages four museums in venues spread across picturesque East Lothian. We manage a varied collection of objects, put on exhibitions, events and activities. We support community exhibitions and also have an outreach service for schools.'

City of Edinburgh

Historic Environment Scotland

'Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.'


Museum on the Mound

Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all feature in the story of money.


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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 Museum of Scotland.


British Golf Museum

'Over 500 years of golfing history is displayed in the British Golf Museum. Come and experience the history of golf in a unique location, just yards from the world famous Old Course.'


Museum of the University of St AndrewsLink opens in a new window

'The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) displays to the public some of the treasures from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts.'


St Andrews Preservation Trust MuseumLink opens in a new window

'Be transported back in time as you learn about the history of St Andrews and its people, through our exciting displays. We have a regularly changing exhibition upstairs so there is always something new to see and enjoy!'

Glasgow City

The Hunterian Museum

Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the UK and its collections have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance.


Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

'Explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger's belly. Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts and unlock a medieval chest - or just have a cup of tea.'


West Highland Museum

'Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history.'

North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre

North Ayrshire Council aims to collect, preserve, exhibit and promote its rich and diverse heritage to the community of North Ayrshire and beyond.


Orkney Museum

'The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme.'


Stromness Museum

'Today, the museum gives a vivid introduction to the Sea Haven of Stromness and the Maritime and Natural History of Orkney – fishing, whaling, Hudson’s Bay Company, the German Fleet in Scapa Flow, birds and their eggs, fossils, sea shells, butterflies and moths.'

Perth and Kinross

The Black Watch Castle & Museum

'Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries. We're a Family Friendly Museum and a great venue for a family day out in Perth, Scotland.'


Perth Museum and Art Gallery

'We are one of the oldest museums in the UK with more than half a million objects.The permanent displays explore the artistic, social and natural history of Perth & Kinross district.'


Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

'A warm welcome awaits you at the Stirling Smith. The art gallery and museum was established in 1874 and holds the keys of Stirling's past.'