List of museums in Scotland

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This list of museums in Scotland contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Many other small historical displays are located in the country's stately homes, including those run by the National Trust for Scotland.

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NameImageTown/CityCouncil areaRegionTypeSummary
Aberdeen Art GalleryAberdeen Art Gallery.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireArtIncludes 19th- to 21st-century works, Post-Impressionists, Scottish Colourists, applied arts and crafts
Aberdeen Arts CentreArtsCentre-271096-Colin Smith.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireArtIncludes exhibit gallery
Aberdeen Maritime MuseumRossHouse-117156-Richard Slessor.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireMaritimeShipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing, port history, North Sea oil industry
Glover HouseAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseVictorian period childhood home of Thomas Blake Glover, who built the Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi
Gordon Highlanders MuseumGordonHighlanders-18288-Lizzie.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireMilitaryHistory of the Gordon Highlanders, uniforms, medals, weapons, memorabilia
Marischal MuseumAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireMultiplePart of Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, includes Egyptian and Classical antiquities, non-Western ethnography, Scottish prehistory, numismatics
Provost Skene's HouseProvost Skene.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseFeatures period rooms from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, religious paintings, costumes
Satrosphere Science CentreSatrosphere building - geograph.org.uk - 1014220.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireScienceHands-on science exhibits
Tolbooth MuseumTolbooth-124798-Colin Smith.jpgAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShirePrison17th-century gaol
University of Aberdeen Natural History CentreAberdeenAberdeenAberdeen City & ShireNatural historywebsite, part of University of Aberdeen, nature centre and tours of the university's Zoology Museum
Aberdeenshire Farming MuseumAden Country Park, Museum.jpgMintlawAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireAgricultureLocated in Aden Country Park, 20th-century estate life, farming history and innovations, working 1950s period farm
Alford Heritage CentreAlfordAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistorywebsite, rural trades displays and tools, household artifacts and room displays, farm equipment and tools, local Royal Ordnance Corps, Doric poet Charles Murray
Alford Valley RailwayAlfordValleyRailway.jpgAlfordAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireRailwayHeritage 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway and museum
Arbuthnot MuseumPeterheadAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMaritimewebsite, development of Peterhead fishing boats, local history, Inuit artifacts, Arctic animals, whaling, coin collection
Balmoral CastleBalmoral Castle.jpgCrathieAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMultipleRoyal residence and summer retreat of Queen Elizabeth II, ballroom displays of art and decorative art, display of carriages, estate life, royal memorabilia, art gallery, gardens and grounds
Banchory MuseumBanchoryAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireLocalwebsite, local history, composer J. Scott Skinner, 19th-century tartans, natural history, Victoriana
Banff MuseumBanffAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireLocalwebsite, local history, natural history, geology, silver, arms and armour
Blairs MuseumBlairsAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireReligiousScotland's Catholic history and heritage
Braemar CastleBraemar Castle 1.jpgBraemarAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric house18th-century castle, ancestral home and seat of Clan Farquharson
Brander MuseumHuntlyAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireLocalwebsite, local history, textile industry
Carnegie Inverurie MuseumInverurieAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireLocalwebsite, local history, archaeology, transportation
Corgarff CastleCorgarff Castle 13.JPGCorgarffAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the Historic Scotland, 16th-century castle later used as a military garrison, reconstructed 1750 period barracks
Craigievar CastleCraigievar castle 1991.jpgAlfordAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 17th-century Scottish Baronial castle
Crathes CastleCrathes Castle.jpgBanchoryAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 16th-century pink castle, significant collection of portraits, Jacobean rooms, gardens and grounds
Delgatie CastleDelgatie Castle.jpgTurriffAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric house16th-century castle and gardens
Drum CastleDrum Castle.jpgDrumoakAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 13th-century castle, 18th-century gardens
Duff HouseDuff House.jpgBanffAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMultiple18th-century country house with paintings and furniture in the care of the National Galleries of Scotland
Fraserburgh Heritage CentreFraserburghAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMaritimewebsite, maritime heritage, local history
Fordyce Joiner's Workshop and Visitor CentreFordyceAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireTechnologywebsite, rural carpenter's workshop and tools
Fyvie CastleFyvie Castle, Geograph.jpgFyvieAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, dates back to the 13th century, lavish Edwardian interiors, art collection, gardens
Garlogie Mill Power HouseGarlogie Mill Power House.jpgGarlogieAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireIndustrywebsite, former woolen mill with beam engine
Grampian Transport MuseumGrampian Transport Museum - geograph.org.uk - 595614.jpgAlfordAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireTransportationAutomobiles, motorcycles, a double-decker bus, bicycles, tractors, steam vehicles, an electric tram, toy model vehicles, and transport memorabilia
Haddo HouseHaddohousefromrear.jpgTarvesAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, Georgian Palladian house with late Victorian interior, painting collection, gardens
Huntly CastleHuntly Castle.jpgHuntlyAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval castle
Insch Connection MuseumInsch.jpgInschAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireRailwayLocated in a former railway station, railway and local history
Little Treasures: Grampian Toy MuseumKemnayAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireToywebsite, toy museum and shop, doll houses
Maud Railway Station MuseumMaudAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireRailwayLocated in a former railway station, steam engines, railway memorabilia
Museum of Scottish LighthousesKinnaird Head Lighthouse.jpgFraserburghAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMaritimeHistoric lighthouse and exhibits of lighthouse technology and history
Peterhead Maritime Heritage CentrePeterheadAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMaritimewebsite, local maritime heritage
Sandhaven Meal MillSandhavenAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireMillwebsite, 19th-century mill for oats
Stonehaven TolboothTolbooth 280.jpgStonehavenAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireLocal16th-century stone building originally used as a courthouse and a prison, exhibits of local history
Tolquhon CastleTolquhon Castle, entrance detail.jpgPitmeddenAberdeenshireAberdeen City & ShireHistoric houseOperated by the Historic Scotland, 16th-century castle remains
Angus Folk MuseumForfarAngusAngus & DundeeOpen airOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, six 18th-century cottages with exhibits of rural life in Angus, including a schoolroom, Victorian parlour, kitchen, reconstructed farm steading
Arbroath AbbeyArbroath Abbey2.jpgArbroathAngusAngus & DundeeReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, visitor centre with artifacts from ruined medieval abbey
Arbroath Art GalleryArbroathAngusAngus & DundeeArtwebsite
J M Barrie's BirthplaceKirriemuirAngusAngus & DundeeHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, birthplace home of Peter Pan playwright J M Barrie, adjacent cottage with Peter Pan memorabilia
Barry MillBarry Mill2.jpgBarryAngusAngus & DundeeMillOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, restored watermill
Brechin Town House MuseumBrechinAngusAngus & DundeeLocalwebsite, local history, art
Edzell CastleEdzell Castle.jpgEdzellAngusAngus & DundeeHistoric houseOperated by the Historic Scotland, ruined 16th-century castle with an early-17th-century walled garden
Glamis CastleGlamisWide.JPGGlamisAngusAngus & DundeeHistoric houseChildhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, best known as the Queen Mother
Glenesk Folk MuseumThe Retreat, Folk Museum and Tearoom, Glenesk - geograph.org.uk - 116255.jpgTarfsideAngusAngus & DundeeHistoryPeriod costumes, furniture, room settings
House of DunMontroseAngusAngus & DundeeHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 18th-century family house, gardens, woodlands
Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens MuseumKirriemuirAngusAngus & DundeeLocalwebsite, local history, culture, natural history, archaeology
Meffan Museum and Art GalleryForfarAngusAngus & DundeeLocalLocal history, art, collection of Pictish stones
Montrose MuseumMontrose Museum.JPGMontroseAngusAngus & DundeeMultipleLocal history, archaeology, natural history, art, ethnography
Pictavia Visitor CentreBrechinAngusAngus & DundeeHistorywebsite, Pictish history, culture and artifacts
Signal Tower MuseumArbroath signal tower.jpgArbroathAngusAngus & DundeeLocalLocal history, lighthouse, fishing and maritime history, textile industry
St Vigeans Sculpture StonesSt Vigeans Museum 20090616.jpgSt VigeansAngusAngus & DundeeArchaeologywebsite, operated by Historic Scotland, over 30 Pictish stones
William Lamb StudioMontroseAngusAngus & DundeeArtwebsite, studio and works by sculptor William Lamb
An TobarTobermoryArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsArtwebsite, multidisciplinary arts centre with gallery
Auchindrain Township Open Air MuseumAuchindrainArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsOpen airwebsite, turn-of-the-20th-century township
Bonawe Iron FurnaceBonawe - 07062009 - 01.jpgBonaweArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsIndustrywebsite, operated by Historic Scotland, 18th-century charcoal-fuelled ironworks
Bute MuseumIsle of ButeArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, island's archaeology, social and natural history
Campbeltown Heritage CentreCampbeltownArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalinformation, local history, culture, maritime heritage, Scotch whisky industry
Castle House MuseumCastle Toward.jpgDunoonArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, Victorian period rooms, located in the upper floors of Castle Toward
Columba CentreIonaArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsReligiouswebsite, information, operated by Historic Scotland, life and work of St Columba and the religious community he founded on Iona in 563
Duart CastleDuart Castle.jpgIsle of MullArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseRestored medieval castle with Edwardian period rooms
Easdale Island Folk MuseumEasdaleArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, culture, slate industry, geology, maritime
Hill HouseHillHouse.jpgHelensburghArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseEarly-20th-century house, interior and furnishings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Iona AbbeyIona Abbey.jpgIonaArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, founded by St Columba and his Irish followers in AD 563, one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites
Iona Heritage CentreIonaArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalinformation, local history, culture
Inveraray CastleInveraray Castle from above.jpgInverarayArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseSeat of the Chief of Clan Campbell, the Duke of Argyll, 18th- and 19th-century castle with formal gardens
Inveraray JailScotinvararyjail.jpgInverarayArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsPrison19th-century living history prison
Inverarary Maritime Heritage MuseumInverarayArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMaritimewebsite, maritime artefacts and memorabilia displayed in the three-masted schooner Arctic Penguin
Isle of Lismore Gaelic MuseumIsle of LismoreArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Kilmartin House MuseumKilmartinArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsArchaeologywebsite, history of the prehistoric stones found in Kilmartin Glen, area artefacts and excavations
Mount Stuart HouseMount Stuart House.jpgIsle of ButeArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseVictorian Gothic Revival mansion, 300-acre (1.2 km2) gardens
Mull MuseumMull Museum in Tobermory 20120418.jpgTobermoryArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, culture of the Isle of Mull
Museum of Islay Life Port CharlottePort Charlotte, IslayArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, culture, archaeology
Oban War and Peace MuseumObanArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, fishing and maritime industries, railways and road transport, strategic role played by Oban during World War II
Ross Of Mull Historical CentreBunessanArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, culture, natural history of the Ross of Mull peninsula
Sandaig Island Life MuseumIsle of TireeArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseinformation, late-19th-century cottar's home
Slate Islands Heritage CentreEasdaleArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsIndustrywebsite, slate industry of the Slate Islands, social history
Skerryvore Lighthouse MuseumHynish signal.jpgIsle of TireeArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMaritimeHistory and construction of the lighthouse
Strachur Smiddy MuseumStrachurArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistorywebsite, history blacksmith shop and craft shop
Torosay CastleTorosay Castle 01.jpgIsle of MullArgyll and ButeArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric house19th-century Baronial house and garden
Alloa TowerAlloaTower.jpgAlloaClackmannanshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, medieval tower house, collections of portraits, silver and furniture
Castle CampbellCastle Campbell 01.jpgDollarClackmannanshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 15th-century medieval castle tower house
Dollar MuseumDollarClackmannanshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history
Menstrie CastleMenstrie Castle, at the Foot of the Ochil Hills.jpgMenstrieClackmannanshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 16th-century house, home to Sir William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, who was instrumental in founding the colony of Nova Scotia
Annan MuseumAnnanDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalwebsite, website, local history
Broughton House and GardenKirkcudbrightDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric housewebsite, 18th-century town house, later home and studio early-20th-century artist Edward Atkinson Hornel, features collection of art, ceramics, furniture and literature
Caerlaverock CastleCaerlaverock Castle from the air.jpgDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a 13th-century triangular moated castle
Castle Douglas Art GalleryCastle DouglasDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayArtwebsite, contemporary art and craft
Castle of St. JohnStranraer Castle.jpgStranraerDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistory16th-century tower house used as a home, a court, a prison, and as a military garrison
Creetown Gem Rock MuseumCreetownDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayNatural historywebsite, gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils
Devil's Porridge ExhibitionEastriggsDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayMilitarywebsite, history of the HM Factory, Gretna for Cordite manufacturing
Drumlanrig CastleDrumlanrig Castle.jpgThornhillDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric houseBaroque country house with period furnishings, fine art and antiques, Victorian gardens
Dumfries MuseumDumfries Museum (windmill).jpgDumfriesDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalLocal history, archaeology, natural history, camera obscura, housed in an 18th-century windmill
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation MuseumDumfriesDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayTransportationLocated in a former RAF station, aircraft, military aviation history
Ellisland FarmEllisland Farm Auldgirth.JPGAuldgirthDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric houseFarmhouse where poet Robert Burns lived and worked, exhibits on his life and works, also farming exhibits
Galloway Hydros Visitor CentreTonglandDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowaySciencewebsite, hydro-electric power, environmental and public safety
Gracefield Arts CentreDumfriesDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayArtwebsite, Scottish contemporary art, Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys, Kirkcudbright School
John Paul Jones Cottage MuseumKirkbeanDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric house18th-century-period birthplace of U.S. naval hero John Paul Jones
Mull of Galloway LighthouseMull of Galloway Lighthouse 05-09-03 14.jpegMull of GallowayDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayMaritimewebsite, tours of the lighthouse and engine room
Museum of Lead MiningThe Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead. - geograph.org.uk - 156109.jpgWanlockheadDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayMiningwebsite, mine tour, miners' cottages, beam engine, minerals
National Museum of CostumeShambellie House Museum of Costume.jpgNew AbbeyDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayTextileFashion and accessories from the 1850s to 1950s, presented in room settings
Old Bridge House MuseumDumfriesDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric housewebsite, 17th-century house displaying home life in different periods
Robert Burns CentreDumfriesDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayBiographicalwebsite, life and works of poet Robert Burns
Robert Burns HouseRobert Burns' House, Dumfries.jpgDumfriesDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric housewebsite, 18th-century house where poet Robert Burns spent his last years
Sanquhar Tolbooth MuseumSanquharDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalwebsite, information, local history, mining, wool trade and knitting industry
Savings Banks MuseumRuthwellDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayMonetarywebsite, history of the first savings bank, early home savings boxes, coins and bank notes
Stewartry MuseumKirkcudbrightDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalLocal history, natural history, prehistoric rock carvings
Stranraer MuseumStranraerDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalwebsite, local history, archaeology, farming, dairying
The Museum, Newton StewartNewton StewartDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalinformation, local social and natural history
Thomas Carlyle's BirthplaceEcclefechanDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, 19th-century-period house with artefacts and displays about author Thomas Carlyle
Tolbooth Art CentreKirkcudbrightDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayArtwebsite
Whithorn Priory and MuseumWhithorn Priory 20080423 nave.jpgWhithornDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayReligiouswebsite, museum with stone grave markers of early Christians, remains of the 13th-century St Ninian's Chapel and priory, Saint Ninian’s Cave
Whithorn Story Visitor CentreWhithornDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayArchaeologywebsite, archaeology and local history
Wigtown County BuildingsWigtown County Buildings.JPGWigtownDumfries and GallowayDumfries and GallowayLocalinformation, local history, collection of early-18th-century bronze town weights and measures, 18th-century prison cell
Broughty CastleBroughty Castle.jpgBroughty FerryDundeeAngus & DundeeLocalMedieval castle housing local history museum
Discovery PointRRS Discovery.jpgDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeMaritimeMuseum ship for polar explorations
Dundee Contemporary ArtsDundee Contemporary Arts.jpgDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeArtContemporary arts centre
HMS UnicornHMS Unicorn.jpgDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeMaritimeSailing frigate museum ship
McManus GalleriesMcManus Galleries.jpgDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeMultipleFine and decorative art, natural history, local history, ethnographic artifacts
Mills ObservatoryMills.jpgDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeScienceScientific instruments, astronomy
Sensation Science CentreDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeScience
Verdant WorksVerdant.jpgDundeeDundeeAngus & DundeeIndustryTextile industry, jute and linen
Baird MuseumCumnockEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalwebsite, local history, industry, Mauchline Ware, Cumnock pottery, labour leader Keir Hardie
Boswell Museum & MausoleumAuchinleckEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranBiographicalinformation, life of author James Boswell
Burns House, MauchlineMauchline Museum - geograph.org.uk - 200128.jpgMauchlineEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranBiographicalwebsite, information, artefacts and memorabilia of poet Robert Burns, who lived and worked in town between 1784 and 1788
Dean CastleDean Castle.JPGKilmarnockEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric houseMedieval castle with connections to important figures in Scottish history, features collections of arms & armour, historical musical instruments and tapestries, located in a country park
Dick InstituteThe Dick Institute - geograph.org.uk - 136543.jpgKilmarnockEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranMultipleArt, local and natural history, industry
Doon Valley MuseumDalmellingtonEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalwebsite, local history, coal mining, ironworks, social history, art gallery
Dumfries HouseDumfries.jpgCumnockEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric house18th-century Palladian country house with Thomas Chippendale furniturre
Scottish Industrial Railway CentreDunaskin locomotive shed 05-08-28 108.jpegPatnaEast AyrshireAyrshire and ArranRailwayOpen on selected days, steam and diesel locomotives
Auld Kirk MuseumKirkintillochEast DunbartonshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalwebsite, local history, coal mining, iron industry
Lillie Art GalleryMilngavieEast DunbartonshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtwebsite, Scottish art
Athelstaneford Parish Church and Flag Heritage CentreAthelstaneford Heritage Centre.jpgAthelstanefordEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansMultiplewebsite, information, historic church with exhibit on author Nigel Tranter, adjacent centre with exhibits about the town's connections to the Flag of Scotland
Dirleton CastleDirleton S.jpgDirletonEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval castle, gardens
Dunbar Town House MuseumDunbarEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, archaeology and local history
Gosford HouseGosford House - geograph.org.uk - 1693856.jpgLongniddryEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, restored mansion designed by Robert Adam, gardens
John Gray CentreHaddingtonEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, local history, museum planned to open in 2012
John Muir's BirthplaceDunbarEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseHouse and life of conservationist John Muir
Lennoxlove HouseLethington2.jpgHaddingtonEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseMedieval fortress house, collections of portraits, furniture and porcelain
Musselburgh Doll MuseumMusselburgh Doll's Museum - geograph.org.uk - 9959.jpgMusselburghEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansToyinformation
Musselburgh MuseumMusselburghEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, local history, museum planned to open in 2010
Myreton Motor MuseumMyreton Motor Museum.jpgAberladyEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansTransportationCars, motorcycles, bicycles, motoring memorabilia and toy cars dating back to the turn of the 20th century
National Museum of FlightNational Museum of Flight, Scotland.jpgEast FortuneEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansTransportationIncludes military planes, passenger travel, a Concorde, Royal Air Force in World War II
NewhailesMusselburghEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, 17th-century villa with early-18th-century decorative art and collections, gardens and landscape
Preston MillPrestonMill wheel.jpgEast LintonEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansMillOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 18th-century watermill
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage MuseumCornish Beam Engine1.jpgPrestongrangeEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansIndustryRemains from a 16th-century harbour, 17th-century glass works, 18th- and 19th-century potteries, 19th- and 20th-century coal mine and brick works
Tantallon CastleTantallon Castle.jpgNorth BerwickEast LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a mid-14th-century fortress
City Art Centre, EdinburghEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtwebsite, changing exhibits of Scottish and international art, design, photography
Craigmillar Community ArtsCraigmillarEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtwebsite, arts centre with exhibit gallery
Dalmeny HouseDalmeny House 02.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric house19th-century Gothic Revival mansion with Regency interiors, French furniture and porcelain
Dean GalleryDeanGallery2009.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtPart of the National Gallery of Scotland, modern and contemporary art, Dada and Surrealist art and literature
Edinburgh CastleHoliday043.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansMultipleIncludes tours of the historic medieval stronghold, the Honours of Scotland crown jewels, 18th-century prisoners of war exhibits, rooms of the Royal Palace, Royal Scots Regimental Museum, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
Edinburgh Printmakers GalleryLongstoneEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtwebsite, contemporary prints gallery
Fruitmarket GalleryFruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtContemporary art gallery
Georgian HouseEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, late-18th-century Georgian townhouse with a fine collection of furniture, porcelain, silver and pictures
Gladstone's LandGlasdstone's Land.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 17th-century-period tenement house, also art gallery
Holyrood PalaceWfm holyrood palace.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOfficial residence of the monarch in Scotland
Hopetoun HouseHopetoun01.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric house18th-century estate, 150 acres (0.61 km2) of gardens and grounds, in South Queensferry
John Knox HouseLufeGodAbufeAlAndYiNychtbourAsYiSelf JohnKnoxHouse200411 CopyrightKaihsuTai.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseMedieval house, final home of Protestant reformer John Knox
Lauriston CastleLauristonCastleSouth.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric house19th-century mansion with Edwardian interiors, furniture and art, Japanese garden
Museum of Childhood (Edinburgh)Museum of childhood edinburgh.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansToyToys, dolls, games, teddy bears, model trains, soldiers, tricycle, 1930s schoolroom
Museum of EdinburghMuseum of Edinburgh.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansLocalCity history, culture, silver and porcelain
Museum on the MoundEdinburghEdinburghMonetaryArt, design, technology, crime, trade and security involving currency and money
National Gallery of ScotlandWfm national gallery scotland.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtEarly Renaissance to 1900 and the national collection of Scottish art c.1600-c.1900
National Library of ScotlandNational Library of Scotland.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansLibraryChanging exhibits of art, history and culture from its collections
National Museum of ScotlandMuseum of Scotland.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansMultipleScotland's history, culture, natural history, industry, technology, science, decorative arts, personalities, sports
National War Museum of ScotlandNational War Museum of Scotland.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansMilitaryLocated within Edinburgh Castle, uniforms, insignia and equipment, medals, decorations, weapons, paintings, ceramics and silverware covering over 400 years of Scotland's military history
No 28 Charlotte SquareEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtwebsite, information centre for the National Trust for Scotland, features collection of 20th-century Scottish paintings and Regency furniture
Our Dynamic EarthDynamicEarth1.JPGEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansScience
People's StoryEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, history, lives, work and leisure of the ordinary people of Edinburgh
Queen's Gallery, EdinburghEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtExhibits from the Royal collection of art, located in the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Queensferry MuseumSouth QueensferryEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, local history, culture, natural history, transportation
Royal Museum of ScotlandRoyal Museum of Edinburgh internal by Bruce McAdam.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansMultipleNatural history, geology, archaeology, science, technology, Ancient Egypt, art
Royal Scottish Academy BuildingWfm rsa building.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtPart of the National Gallery of Scotland, changing exhibits
Royal Yacht BritanniaHMY Britannia.jpgLeithEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansMaritimeMuseum ship, former Royal Yacht of the British royal family
Scottish National Gallery of Modern ArtWfm scot nat art gallery.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtPart of the National Gallery of Scotland, modern art
Scottish National Portrait GalleryScottish National Portrait Gallery.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtPart of the National Gallery of Scotland, portraits of figures in Scottish history, photography
Surgeons' Hall MuseumEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansMedicalHistory of surgery since Roman times, dentistry, pathological anatomy, sports medicine
Talbot Rice GalleryEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansArtPart of the University of Edinburgh
Water of LeithWater of Leith above Dean Village.jpgLongstoneEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansNatural historyVisitor center exhibits about the river's wildlife and heritage
Writers' MuseumScottish Writers' Museum.jpgEdinburghEdinburghEdinburgh and LothiansLiteraryLives and work of Scotland's literary figures, including Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson
Birkhill Fireclay MineBo'nessFalkirkArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMiningwebsite, website, seasonal tours of the fireclay mine, access by the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway at the Birkhill railway station
Blackness CastleBlackness central tower.JPGBlacknessFalkirkArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 15th-century fortress castle
Callendar House and Park GalleryChouse01.jpgFalkirkFalkirkArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMultipleGeorgian-style mansion with living history interpreters, exhibits on the house, Scottish and area history, art exhibits
Grangemouth MuseumGrangemouthFalkirkArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, industry
Kinneil HouseKinneil House.jpgBo'nessFalkirkArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 15th- to 17th-century house open on select days, grounds include the Kinneil Museum
Kinneil MuseumKinneil House.jpgBo'nessFalkirkArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, located in the 17th-century stable block of Kinneil House, history of the park and house from Roman times to the present
Abbot House Heritage CentreAbbots' House Heritage Centre, Dunfermline.jpgDunfermlineFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseTours giving the house's history, different uses, town and Scottish history spanning over 1000 years
Aberdour CastleEast Range of Aberdour Castle.jpgAberdourFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval castle and gardens
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace MuseumBirthplace of Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline.jpgDunfermlineFifeKingdom of FifeMultiplewebsite, life of Andrew Carnegie, local history, art and decorative arts, costumes and textiles
Bell Pettigrew MuseumSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeNatural historywebsite, part of the University of St Andrews, open to the public on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in the summer vacation
British Golf MuseumSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeSportsHistory and memorabilia of golf
Buckhaven MuseumBuckhavenFifeKingdom of FifeLocalinformation, information, local history, fishing industry
Burntisland Heritage CentreBurntislandFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, changing exhibits of local history
Burntisland MuseumBurntislandFifeKingdom of FifeAmusementinformation, also known as Burntisland Edwardian Fairground Museum, recreated walk through the sights and sounds of the town's fair in 1910 with rides and side shows, information, accessed via the library
Crail Museum & Heritage CentreCrailFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, local history, maritime heritage, medieval church, airfield history
Culross PalaceCulross Palace.jpgCulrossFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 16th- to 17th-century furnished palace, study and townhouse with gardens
Dunfermline AbbeyDunfermline Abbey 20080503 Pends Gate.jpgDunfermlineFifeKingdom of FifeReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, remains and artefacts of the medieval abbey, attached to Dunfermline Palace
Dunfermline Museum & Art GalleryDunfermlineFifeKingdom of FifeLocalinformation
Dunfermline PalaceDunfermline Palace 20080503 from north west.jpgDunfermlineFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval royal palace, attached to Dunfermline Abbey
Falkland PalaceFalkland Palace.jpgFalklandFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 14th- to 15th-century royal palace and gardens
Fife Folk MuseumCeresFifeKingdom of FifeLocalLocal history, rural life, agriculture
Gateway GalleriesSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeArtwebsite, part of the University of St Andrews
Harbourmaster's HouseDysart.jpgDysartFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, visitor centre with exhibits about the area's coastal history, natural history, geology, maritime heritage
Hill of TarvitTarvit 1.jpegCuparFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 20th-century mansion house and gardens designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, features French and Chippendale-style furniture, porcelain and paintings
Inchcolm AbbeyInchcolmFifeKingdom of FifeReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, medieval abbey
John McDouall Stuart MuseumMcDouall Stuart birthplace, Dysart.jpgDysartFifeKingdom of FifeBiographicalwebsite, birthplace home and exhibits about John McDouall Stuart, explorer of Australia
Kellie CastleKellie Castle 2.jpgArncroachFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, restored medieval Scots Baronial castle and gardens, features Scottish furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, exhibitions of life and work of sculptor Hew Lorimer
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art GalleryKirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery.jpgKirkcaldyFifeKingdom of FifeArtFine and decorative arts
Laing MuseumNewburghFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Methil Heritage CentreMethilFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Museum of Communications, ScotlandBurntislandFifeKingdom of FifeTechnologywebsite, communications technology and artefacts, including early electronic devices, telegraphy, telephones, radio, television and information technology
Museum of the University of St AndrewsSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeMultipleHistory of the university, exhibits of art, science, manuscripts and books from its collections, archaeology
Pittencrieff House MuseumPittencrieff House2, Dunfermline.jpgDunfermlineFifeKingdom of FifeNatural history17th-century house with exhibits about dinosaurs, fossils and area wildlife
Scotland's Secret BunkerSecret Bunker Image 2.JPGAnstrutherFifeKingdom of FifeMilitarywebsite, Cold War-era underground bunker for the government in case of a nuclear attack
Scottish Fisheries MuseumScottish Fisheries Museum.jpgAnstrutherFifeKingdom of FifeMaritimeScottish fishing industry
Scottish Vintage Bus MuseumBus Museum. - geograph.org.uk - 82573.jpgLathalmondFifeKingdom of FifeTransportationwebsite, buses and memorabilia
St Andrew's CathedralSt andrews cathedral ojk.JPGSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of medieval cathedral, museum with medieval sculpture and other relics
St Andrews CastleSt Andrews Castle Ruins 2007.jpgSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of medieval castle, includes dungeon, mine and counter-mine for siege warfare
St Andrews MuseumSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, local history, culture
St Andrews Trust MuseumSt AndrewsFifeKingdom of FifeLocalwebsite, local history, period shop and business displays
St Monans WindmillSt Monans windmill.jpgSt MonansFifeKingdom of FifeMillwebsite, late-18th-century windmill and saltpans
602 Squadron MuseumGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMilitarywebsite, regimental history of the No. 602 Squadron RAF, located in the headquarters of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
Burrell CollectionWfm burrell collection.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtCollections include French Impressionists, late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations
CCA GlasgowGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtArts centre with gallery
Fossil GroveGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyNatural historyCovered fossilised grove of prehistoric trees
Gallery of Modern ArtGlasgow science centre.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtContemporary art
Glasgow Police MuseumGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLaw enforcementwebsite
Glasgow Print StudioGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtArtist-led centre with exhibitions
Glasgow School of ArtGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtFeatures exhibitions across its four campuses
Glasgow Science CentreGlasgow science centre.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyScience
Holmwood HouseHolmwood.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, mid-19th-century residential villa
House for an Art LoverHouseForAnArtLover.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric houseContemporary house based on designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Hunterian Museum and Art GalleryGlasgowhunterianartgallery.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMultipleOperated by the University of Glasgow, art, Roman Scotland and archaeology, natural history, geology, ethnography, ancient Egypt, scientific instruments, coins and medals, medicine
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and MuseumMain Entrance of the Kelvingrove Art Meseum.JPGGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMultipleArt, natural history, arms and armour, history
The Lighthouse GlasgowWfm mackintosh lighthouse.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtArchitecture and design
National Piping Center - Museum of PipingGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMusicCollection and history of bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, Irish uileann pipes, and traditional musical instruments
People's PalaceWfm peoples palace front.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoryHistory of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century
Pollok HouseWfm pollok house.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 18th-century house designed by William Adam, features collection of Spanish paintings including works by El Greco, Francisco Goya and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Provand's LordshipProvand's Lordship, Glasgow.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric house17th-century-period house
Riverside MuseumClass 15F Locomotive 3007 in George Square in 2007.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyTransportationOpening in 2011, collections of the Glasgow Museum of Transport
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine ArtsGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtFeatures exhibitions of contemporary art
Royal Highland Fusiliers MuseumGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMilitarywebsite, regimental history of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
Scotland Street School MuseumWfm scotland street.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyEducationHistory of education in Scotland from the late 19th to late 20th century
Scottish Football MuseumGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleySportsLocated at Hampden Park, also known as the Hampden Experience, history and memorabilia of football in Scotland
Sharmanka Kinetic GalleryGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArt
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and ArtStainedglassglasgow.JPGGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtArt and artefacts of religious life in Scotland
Tall Ship at Glasgow HarbourGlenLee.jpgGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMaritimeThree-masted barque museum ship
Tenement House (Glasgow)GlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, authentic 19th-century Glasgow tenement house with over 50 years of artefacts and household items
TramwayStainedglassglasgow.JPGGlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtArts centre with gallery
Trongate 103GlasgowGlasgowGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyArtwebsite, arts centre
Applecross Heritage CentreApplecrossHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Ardnamurchan LighthouseArdnamurchan Lighthouse3.jpgArdnamurchanHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberMultipleHistory and operations of the lighthouse, area geology, natural history and culture
Brora Heritage CentreBroraHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Caithness Broch CentreAuckengillHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessArchaeologywebsite, history of the brochs in Caithness, their construction, excavations and influence
Caithness HorizonsThursoHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessLocalwebsite, local history, culture, archaeology, geology, industry, natural history and ecology
Castle LeodCastleLeod4.jpgStrathpefferHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyHistoric houseSeat of the Chief of the Clan MacKenzie, 17th-century castle with 19th-century renovations
Castle of MeyCastle of Mey -Caithness -Scotland-6July2006.jpgJohn o' GroatsHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessHistoric houseFormerly Barrogill Castle, 16th-century castle with alterations over several centuries, holiday home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Castlehill Heritage CentreCastletownHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Cawdor CastleCawdorCastle01.jpgCawdorHighlandThe Highlands - NairnHistoric houseCastle built from the 15th to 19th centuries, known for its gardens and connection to William Shakespeare's play Macbeth
Clan Cameron MuseumAchnacarry Castle—Scotland.jpgAchnacarryHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberEthnicHistory and heritage of Clan Cameron
Clan Gunn Heritage CentreClan Gunn Heritage Centre.jpgLatheronHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessEthnicwebsite, history and heritage of Clan Gunn
Clan Macpherson MuseumNewtonmoreHighlandThe Highlands - Badenoch and StrathspeyEthnicwebsite, history and heritage of Clan Macpherson
Colbost Croft MuseumColbostHighlandThe Highlands - Skye and LochalshHistoric house19th-century-period crofter's cottage
Commando MuseumSpean BridgeHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberMilitarywebsite, artefacts and memorabilia of the Commandos who trained nearby and at Achnacarry during World War II
Cromarty Courthouse MuseumCromartyHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Culloden BattlefieldCulloden Monument.jpgCullodenHighlandThe Highlands - InvernessMilitaryOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, site and history of the Battle of Culloden, daily living history demonstrations
Dingwall MuseumDingwallHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocalwebsite, information, local history, culture
Dornoch Historylinks MuseumDornochHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandLocalwebsite, local history, culture, Dornoch Cathedral, Picts and Vikings
Dunbeath Heritage CentreDunbeathHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessLocalwebsite, local history
Dunrobin CastleDunrobin Castle -Sutherland -Scotland-26May2008 (2).jpgGolspieHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandHistoric houseFeatures 19th-century "French Renaissance meets Scots Baronial" style, formal gardens, museum displaying African wildlife trophy mounts, ethnographic artefacts, area archaeological relics including Pictish symbol stones and cross-slabs
Dunvegan Castle2007-07-05-06347 GreatBritain Skye Dunvegan.jpgDunveganHighlandThe Highlands - Skye and LochalshHistoric houseSeat of the chief of the Clan MacLeod
Ferrycroft Visitor CentreLairgHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandLocalwebsite, local history, culture, natural history, agriculture, industry
Fort GeorgeRML 64 pounder 64 cwt Mk I gun Fort George 979165 cbfc8f8a-by-ronnie-leask.jpgArdersierHighlandThe HighlandsMilitaryOperated by Historic Scotland, 18th-century fort still in use, displays of its history in different periods, memorabilia of different regiments
Gairloch Heritage MuseumGairlochHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocalwebsite, local history
Giant MacAskill MuseumDunveganHighlandThe Highlands - Skye and LochalshBiographicalinformation, information, life of natural giant Angus MacAskill
Glencoe Folk MuseumGlencoeHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Glendale Toy MuseumGlendaleHighlandThe Highlands - Skye and LochalshToywebsite, toys, games and dolls
Glenfinnan Station MuseumGlenfinnan railway station (museum entrance).JPGGlenfinnanHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberRailway
Glengarry Heritage CentreInvergarryHighlandThe Highlands - InvernessLocalwebsite, local history, culture, Clan MacDonell of Glengarry heritage
Grantown MuseumGrantown-on-SpeyHighlandThe Highlands - Badenoch and StrathspeyLocalwebsite, information, local history, culture
Groam House MuseumRosemarkieHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyMultiplewebsite, 15 carved Pictish stones, local history, Celtic art by George Bain
Highland Folk MuseumNewtonmoreHighlandThe Highlands - Badenoch and StrathspeyLiving80-acre (320,000 m2) site portrays aspects of 200 years of Highland rural life from the early 18th century to the mid-20th century
Highland Museum of ChildhoodThe Old Station Strathpeffer.jpgStrathpefferHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyToysDolls, toys, games, children’s costume and childhood furniture
Highlanders MuseumArdersierHighlandThe Highlands - NairnMilitaryRegimental artefacts of the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) and Lovat Scouts
Hugh Miller's HouseCromartyHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyHistoric housewebsite, home of 19th-century geologist Hugh Miller
Inverness Museum & Art GalleryInvernessHighlandThe Highlands - InvernessMultiplewebsite, art, history and heritage of the Highlands, natural history, contemporary craft
Iona GalleryKingussieHighlandThe Highlands - Badenoch and StrathspeyArtwebsite
Laidhay Croft MuseumDunbeathHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessHistoric houseinformation, information, early-20th-century-period thatched Caithness longhouse incorporating dwelling, stable and byre under one roof
Land, Sea and Islands CentreArisaigHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberLocalwebsite, located in Lochaber, local history, culture, natural history
Last House MuseumJohn o' GroatsHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessLocalinformation, information, local history exhibits and gift shop
Lyth Arts CentreWickHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessArtwebsite, arts centre with exhibits gallery
MacCrimmon Piping Heritage CentreBorreraigHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandMultiplewebsite, information, also known as the Borreraig Park Museum, artefacts and heritage of MacCrimmons, pipers to the chiefs of Clan Macleod, exhibition of bagpipes, local social, agriculture and rural life history
Mallaig Heritage CentreMallaigHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberLocalwebsite, local history, maritime heritage, fishing, culture, railway
Mary Anne's CottageMary Anne's Cottage Museum, West Dunnet, Caithness.jpgWest DunnetHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessHistoric housewebsite, website, 19th-century croft cottage with original fixtures and furnishings
Museum of the IslesArmadaleHighlandThe Highlands - Skye and LochalshEthnicHistory and heritage of Clan Donald
Nairn MuseumNairnHighlandThe Highlands - NairnLocalwebsite, local history, fishing industry, military, agriculture, social history
Orcadian StoneGolspieHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandNatural historywebsite, store and exhibition of rocks, minerals and fossils
Seadrift CentreDunnetHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessNatural historywebsite, website, area natural and local history, also known as Seadrift-Dunnet Visitor Centre
Skye Museum of Island LifeDuntulmHighlandThe Highlands - Skye and LochalshOpen airwebsite, 19th-century-period township of thatched cottages depicting typical island crofting life
St Fergus GalleryWickHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessArtwebsite, exhibits of art, photography, culture, crafts
Strathnaver MuseumBettyhillHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandLocalwebsite, history and artefacts of Clan Mackay, local social history, archaeology
Strathspey RailwayHighlandThe HighlandsRailway
Swanson GalleryThursoHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessArtwebsite, located in the Thurso Library
Tain & District MuseumTTTMainBuildingSFW.jpgTainHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocal historyLocal culture, Clan Ross, silverwork, locally relevant historic displays and artifacts: known locally as 'Tain Through Time'
Tarbat Discovery CentrePortmahomackHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocalwebsite, local history, culture, Pictish stones and sculpture
Timespan Museum and Arts CentreHelmsdaleHighlandThe Highlands - SutherlandMultiplewebsite, recreations of a croft, byre, smithy and shop, displays on area archaeology, geology and natural history, art exhibits
Treasures of the EarthCorpachHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberNatural historywebsite, geology display with simulated caves, caverns and mining scenes, exhibits of crystals, gemstones and fossils
Ullapool MuseumHighlandThe Highlands - Ross and CromartyLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Urquhart CastleUrquhart Castle Tower House 2.jpgDrumnadrochitHighlandThe Highlands - InvernessHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, medieval fortress castle ruins, visitor centre exhibits about its history
Waterlines Visitor CentreLybsterHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessMaritimeinformation, local herring fishing industry, geology, wildlife
West Highland MuseumFort WilliamHighlandThe Highlands - LochaberLocalLocal history, culture, natural history, geology, archaeology, Highland regiments
Wick Heritage CentreWickHighlandThe Highlands - CaithnessMultiplewebsite, local history, early-20th-century-period rooms, historic photographs, civic regalia, Caithness glass, Noss Head Lighthouse lens, herring fishing industry, art gallery
McLean Museum and Art GalleryGreenockInverclydeMultipleArt, natural history, world cultures, local history, archaeology, industry
Newark CastleNewark Castle from sw.jpgPort GlasgowInverclydeHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 15th-century castle
Arniston HouseArniston House - geograph.org.uk - 35520.jpgTempleMidlothianHistoric house18th-century Georgian mansion was designed by William Adam
Scottish Mining MuseumNewtongrangeMidlothianMiningVictorian colliery and underground coal mine
Vogrie HouseVogrie House - geograph.org.uk - 35524.jpgVogrie Country ParkMidlothianHistoric house19th-century Victorian baronial mansion
Ballindalloch CastleCraigellachieMorayThe HighlandsHistoric house
Brodie CastleForresMorayThe HighlandsHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 19th-century Scottish Baronial mansion, fine art, antique furniture, porcelain
Buckie & District Heritage CentreBuckieMorayThe HighlandsLocalwebsite, local history, maritime heritage
Burghead Visitor CentreBurgheadMorayThe HighlandsLocalwebsite, site of an important Pictish hill fort, local history
Elgin Museum (Moray)ElginMorayThe HighlandsMultiplewebsite, local history, fossils, Pictish stones, Roman artifacts, archaeology, art, butterflies, eggs and shells
Falconer MuseumForresMorayThe HighlandsLocalwebsite, local history, household items
Findhorn Heritage Centre & IcehouseFindhornMorayThe HighlandsMultiplewebsite, local history, fishing industry, marine environment, natural history, historic icehouse
Fochabers Folk MuseumFochabersMorayThe HighlandsLocalwebsite, local and social history, collection of gigs and carriages, reconstructed schoolroom and history of Alexander Milne
Lossiemouth Fisheries & Community MuseumLossiemouthMorayThe HighlandsLocalinformation, maritime heritage, fishing, local history
Moray Art CentreFindhornMorayThe HighlandsArtwebsite
Moray Motor MuseumElginMorayThe HighlandsAutomotivewebsite, veteran, vintage, classic cars, motorcycles, model cars, memorabilia
River Findhorn Heritage CentreForresMorayThe HighlandsMultiplewebsite, natural history, geology and impact of the River Findhorn; Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan; model croft house
Tomintoul MuseumTomintoulMorayThe HighlandsLocalwebsite, local history, culture, reconstructed crofter’s kitchen and

village blacksmith’s shop, natural history

Brodick CastleBrodick castle 2006.jpgBrodickNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, castle with eclectic collection of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver, located on the Isle of Arran
Isle of Arran Heritage MuseumBrodickNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranOpen airwebsite, located on the Isle of Arran, buildings include a croft and smiddy, farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room with exhibits of island agriculture, social history, archaeology and geology
Irvine Burns MuseumIrvineNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranBiographicalwebsite, artefacts and memorabilia about poet Robert Burns
Kilwinning Abbey TowerKilwinning Abbey Today.jpgKilwinningNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalLocal and abbey history exhibits in the remaining tower of a medieval abbey
Largs MuseumLargsNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalwebsite, local history
Mother Lodge of Scotland MuseumLodge Mother Kilwinning.jpgNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranMasonicHistoric lodge and Masonic artefacts
Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and CostumeDalgarvenMillBuildings.jpgKilwinningNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranMultipleHistoric Dalgarven watermill, museum with displays of rural life and trades including ploughing, threshing, harvesting and the village smithy, period room displays, costume collection
Museum of the CumbraesMillportNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalinformation, information, island history, archaeology, culture, maritime heritage
North Ayrshire MuseumSaltcoatsNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalinformation, information, local history, archaeology, costume, transport, popular culture, maritime heritage
Robertson Museum and AquariumMillportNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranNatural historywebsite, information, operated by the University Marine Biological Station Millport, history of marine science, marine creatures and environment, current research at the Marine Station
Scottish Maritime MuseumLinthousebuilding2.JPGIrvineNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranMaritimeShipbuilding, museum ships
Vennel GalleryBurns's Irvine Lodgings.JPGIrvineNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranArtinformation, gallery in the former flax mill where poet Robert Burns worked, included his lodging house
VikingarLargsNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistorywebsite, information, multi-media and living presentation of Viking history in Scotland
West Kilbride MuseumWest KilbrideNorth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalwebsite, local history, art
Cumbernauld MuseumCumbernauldNorth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalinformation, local history
Kilsyth's HeritageKilsythNorth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalinformation, local history
North Lanarkshire Heritage CentreNorth Lanarkshire Heritage Centre - geograph.org.uk - 103478.jpgMotherwellNorth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalMultimedia display of local history, industry, Roman era, domestic life using talking figures and interactive interpretation
Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial LifeSummerlee2.jpgMotherwellNorth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyIndustryIndustry, technology, social impact of the Industrial Revolution, transportation and electric tramway, recreated mine and miners' cottages
Barony MillsBirsayOrkneyOrkneyMillwebsite, 19th-century watermill
Bishop's PalaceBishop's Palace - Kirkwall.jpgKirkwallOrkneyOrkneyHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval castle
Broch of GurnessBroch of Gurness2.jpgMainlandOrkneyOrkneyArchaeologyOperated by Historic Scotland, excavated Iron Age broch village and artefacts
Corrigall Farm MuseumCorrigall Farm Museum 20110526.jpgHarrayOrkneyOrkneyAgricultureinformation, information, 19th-century-period farmhouse and outbuildings, with peat fire, livestock, horse-drawn agriculture equipment
Earl's PalaceEarl's palace.jpgKirkwallOrkneyOrkneyHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a 17th-century palace
Hackness Martello Tower and BatteryHacknessmartello.jpgSouth WallsOrkneyOrkneyMilitaryOperated by Historic Scotland, Napoleonic War-era fort and battery
Kirbuster Farm MuseumKirbuster Farm Museum 20110528 kiln.jpgBirsayOrkneyOrkneyHistoric houseinformation, information, 19th-century farmhouse and outbuildings, with peat-fired central hearth, stone beds and collection of farm tools
Maeshowe Chambered CairnMaesHoweEntrance.jpgSouth WallsOrkneyOrkneyArchaeologyOperated by Historic Scotland, Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave, features Viking graffiti runes
Orkney MuseumTankerness House Museum 20110526.jpgKirkwallOrkneyOrkneyLocalinformation, also known as the Tankerness House Museum, period rooms, local history, archaeology, Picts and Vikings
Orkney Wireless MuseumOrkney Wireless Museum exterior2008.JPGKirkwallOrkneyOrkneyTechnologyCollection of radio and wartime communications equipment, strategic and military importance of Orkney during World War II, history of radar
Pier Art GalleryStromnessOrkneyOrkneyArtModern paintings and sculpture
Scapa Flow Visitor CentreScapaFlowVisitorCentreRLH.jpgLynessOrkneyOrkneyMilitaryinformation, history of the naval anchorage in World Wars I and II, island history
Skaill HouseScotland Orkney Skaill House.jpgSandwickOrkneyOrkneyHistoric housewebsite, 17th-century house with 1950s period furnishings on site dating back to the Iron Age
Skara BraeOrkney Skara Brae.jpgBay of SkaillOrkneyOrkneyArchaeologyOperated by Historic Scotland, excavated stone-built Neolithic settlement
Stromness MuseumStromnessOrkneyOrkneyMultiplewebsite, maritime and natural history, local history
Alyth MuseumAlythPerth and KinrossPerthshireLocalwebsite, local history
Atholl Country Life MuseumBlair AthollPerth and KinrossPerthshireLocalwebsite, local history, agriculture, social history
Atholl Palace MuseumPitlochryPerth and KinrossPerthshireMedicalwebsite, history of the Victorian spa hotel and the Hydropathic movement
Black Watch Regimental MuseumBalhousie Castle (3) - geograph.org.uk - 548503.jpgPerthPerth and KinrossPerthshireMilitaryLocated in Balhousie Castle, regimental uniforms, weapons, medals, regalia, artefacts, memorabilia
Birnam ArtsBirnam Institute ca 2003.jpgDunkeldPerth and KinrossPerthshireMultipleArts and community centre, features permanent exhibit on author Beatrix Potter, changing exhibits of art, photography and culture
Blair CastleBlair castle - facade.jpgBlair AthollPerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric houseHome of the Clan Murray family, collections of fine pictures and furniture, arms and armour, porcelain, embroidery and lace, Masonic regalia, Jacobite relics
Castle MenziesCastle Menzies.jpgWeemPerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric houseAncestral seat of the Clan Menzies, restored 16th-century castle
Clan Donnachaidh MuseumBlair AthollPerth and KinrossPerthshireEthnicwebsite, gift shop and Clan Donnachaidh history
Dunkeld CathedralDunkeld Cathedral.jpgDunkeldPerth and KinrossPerthshireReligiousMedieval cathedral, includes the Chapter House Museum with relics from monastic and Medieval times and local history exhibits
Elcho CastleElcho castle.jpgPerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 16th-century fortified mansion with three projecting towers
Fergusson GalleryPerthPerth and KinrossPerthshireArtwebsite, works by artist John Duncan Fergusson and his lifelong partner, choreographer Margaret Morris
Huntingtower CastleHuntingtower Castle, near Perth.jpgHuntingtowerPerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 15th- to 18th-century tower house
Loch Leven CastleLochleven west wall.JPGPerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval castle, located on an island in Loch Leven
Meigle Sculptured Stone MuseumMeigle Museum.jpgMeiglePerth and KinrossPerthshireReligiousCarved Pictish stones
Michael Bruce MuseumKinnesswoodPerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric housewebsite, information, birthplace cottage of 18th-century poet Michael Bruce
Museum of AbernethyAbernethyPerth and KinrossPerthshireLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Perth Museum and Art GalleryPerth Museum and Art Gallery.jpgPerthPerth and KinrossPerthshireMultipleArt, local history, natural history, social history, decorative arts including Perthshire glass and silver
Scone PalaceScone Palace.jpgSconePerth and KinrossPerthshireHistoric houseEarly-19th-century Georgian Gothic style castle, state rooms feature collections of furniture, ceramics, ivories, and clocks
Scottish Crannog CentreKenmorePerth and KinrossPerthshireArchaeologywebsite, accurate full-size reconstruction of an Iron Age crannog (ancient loch-dwelling) and artefacts
Coats ObservatoryPaisleyRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyScienceObservatory with astronomical equipment and displays, weather and earthquake recording equipment
Paisley MuseumPaisleyRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMultiplewebsite, local history, fine and decorative art, natural history, Ancient Egyptian artefacts, textiles, industry
Renfrew MuseumRenfrewRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalwebsite, local history, culture
Scottish Maritime MuseumPuffer kyles braehead 2004.jpgBraeheadRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMaritime
Sma Shot CottagesPaisleyRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyIndustrywebsite, portrays two weaver's workshops and cottages, one in the late 18th century and one in the mid-19th century
Thread Mill MuseumPaisleyRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyIndustryinformation, local textile industry and textile collections
Weaver's Cottage, RenfrewshireKilbarchanRenfrewshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyIndustrywebsite, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, 18th-century-period weaver's cottage with original working looms and spinning wheels
Borders Textile TowerhouseHawickScottish BordersScottish BordersTextilewebsite, costumes and fashion, area textile industries, textile arts and heritage
Coldstream MuseumColdstreamScottish BordersScottish BordersLocalwebsite, local history, Coldstream Guards exhibit, art exhibits
Duns Exhibition RoomDunsScottish BordersScottish BordersLocalwebsite, located in the Duns Library, local history and art exhibits
Eyemouth MuseumEyemouthmuseum.jpgEyemouthScottish BordersScottish BordersLocalwebsite, local history, culture, maritime heritage
Halliwell's House MuseumSelkirkScottish BordersScottish BordersMultiplewebsite, recreated historic house and ironworker's shop, art, contemporary crafts and local history exhibits
Harestanes Countryside Visitor CentreAncrumScottish BordersScottish BordersMultiplewebsite, park with programs and exhibits of art, nature
Hawick MuseumHawickScottish BordersScottish BordersMultiplewebsite, art, local history and culture, natural history, archaeology, displays on motorcycle champions Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop, period schoolroom
Jedburgh Castle Jail and MuseumJedburghScottish BordersScottish BordersPrison1820s period prison and local history displays
Jim Clark RoomDunsScottish BordersScottish BordersSportswebsite, memorabilia and life of motor racing champion Jim Clark
John Buchan CentreBroughtonScottish BordersScottish BordersBiographicalwebsite, life of John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps and Governor General of Canada
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor CentreJedburghScottish BordersScottish BordersBiographicalwebsite, 16th-century tower house with artefacts and exhibits about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots
Melrose AbbeyMelroseAbbey01.jpgMelroseScottish BordersScottish BordersReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a large medieval abbey
Old Gala HouseOld-gala-house-by-night.jpgGalashielsScottish BordersScottish BordersLocalLocal history, art gallery, history of the house, culture
Paxton HousePaxton House.jpgPaxtonScottish BordersScottish BordersHistoric house18th-century country house, features gallery of paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland
Robert Smail's Printing WorksRobert Smail's Printing Works.jpgInnerleithenScottish BordersScottish BordersMediaOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, historic print shop with printing press
St Ronan's Wells Visitor CentreSaint Ronan's Wells, Innerleithen.JPGInnerleithenScottish BordersScottish BordersLocalwebsite, local history, spa town history, connections with Scottish writers Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg
Sir Walter Scott's CourtroomScottscourtroom.jpgSelkirkScottish BordersScottish BordersLocalwebsite, 19th-century Sheriff Court where author Sir Walter Scott dispensed justice to the people of Selkirkshire, exhibits on his life and works, as well as local poet and author James Hogg, explorer Mungo Park, local history and culture
Thirlestane CastleThirlestane Castle.jpgLauderScottish BordersScottish BordersHistoric houseMansion castle with paintings, furniture, porcelain, historic toys, Victorian kitchen, gardens
Trimontium Heritage CentreMelroseScottish BordersScottish BordersArchaeologywebsite, artefacts from the excavated Roman fort Trimontium
Tweeddale Museum and GalleryPeeblesScottish BordersScottish BordersMultipleArt, local history
Whitrope Heritage CentreHermitageScottish BordersScottish BordersRailwayArtefacts and memorabilia of the Waverley Line
World of BoatsEyemouthScottish BordersScottish BordersMaritimeCollection of almost 400 boats and 300 models from across the world and from many periods
Bayanne HouseYellShetlandShetlandLocalwebsite, information, local history, crafts
Böd of GremistaLerwickShetlandShetlandMaritimeRestored 18th-century Shetland fishing booth with displays of fishing and local businessman Arthur Anderson, also houses the Shetland Textile Working Museum
Bressay Heritage CentreBressayShetlandShetlandLocalinformation, local history, culture
The Cabin Museum, ShetlandVidlinShetlandShetlandMilitaryinformation, information, World War II artefacts and memorabilia, wartime life in Shetland
Croft House MuseumShetland crofthouse museum.jpgBoddamShetlandShetlandHistoric houseinformation, mid-19th-century croft cottage, information
Fetlar Interpretive CentreFetlarShetlandShetlandLocalwebsite, information, local history, culture
George Waterston Memorial Centre and MuseumFair IsleShetlandShetlandMultipleLocal history, natural history, art, archaeology, costumes and textiles, industry, transportation, maritime heritage
Hoswick Visitor CentreHoswickShetlandShetlandLocalinformation, information, local history, collection of old radios, fishing equipment, looms
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse SettlementJarlshof 20080821 - aisled roundhouse and broch.jpgSumburghShetlandShetlandArchaeologyOperated by Historic Scotland, excavated site with Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish and Viking-age ruins, exhibits on the site's history, settlers and artefacts
Old Haa MuseumOldhaamuseum.jpgBurravoeShetlandShetlandLocalLocal and natural history
Old ScatnessOld scatness 2.jpgDunrossnessShetlandShetlandArchaeologyCostumed guided tours of the excavated mediaeval, Viking, Pictish, and Bronze Age remains, replica Iron Age and Pictish buildings, crafts demonstrations
Quendale Water MillQuendale Watermill near Sumburgh Airport - geograph.org.uk - 101414.jpgDunrossnessShetlandShetlandMillwebsite, restored 19th-century water mill with local history and agriculture exhibits
Scalloway MuseumScallowayShetlandShetlandLocalinformation, information, local history, culture
Shetland MuseumLerwickShetlandShetlandLocalLocal history, culture, archaeology
Tangwick Haa MuseumTangwickShetlandShetlandLocalinformation, information, local history, culture, social history
Unst Boat HavenUnst Boat Haven - geograph.org.uk - 8668.jpgUnstShetlandShetlandMaritimeinformation, information, collection of over 20 wooden boats, fishing gear, equipment, photographs
Unst Heritage CentreUnstShetlandShetlandLocalinformation, local history, archaeology, crafts, culture
Weisdale MillWeisdale Mill, Weisdale, Shetland - geograph.org.uk - 138066.jpgWeisdaleShetlandShetlandArt19th-century watermill, now a visual and applied art gallery operated by Shetland Arts
Bachelors ClubTarboltonSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, 17th-century thatched house where poet Robert Burns formed a debating club
Burns CottageGeburtshaus RobertBurns 3 10x15.jpgAllowaySouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric house18th-century birthplace of poet Robert Burns, part of the Burns National Heritage Park
Burns National Heritage ParkAllowaySouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranBiographicalwebsite, website, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, important sites associated with poet Robert Burns, planned museum to include the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Blairquhan CastleBlairquhan Castle winter.jpgMayboleSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric houseRegency-era castle and gardens
Crossraguel AbbeyCrossraguel01.jpgMayboleSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval abbey
Culzean CastleCulzean Castle.JPGMayboleSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 18th-century stately house castle designed by Robert Adam
Dundonald CastleDundonald Castle.jpgDundonaldSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric houseRemains of a 14th-century royal fortified tower house built for Robert II on his accession to the throne of Scotland
Maclaurin Art GalleryAyrSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranArtwebsite, classic and contemporary art
McKechnie InstituteAyrSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLocalwebsite, local history and artefacts
Rozelle House GalleriesAyrSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranArtwebsite, also features the Ayrshire Yeomanry Museum
Souter Johnnie's CottageKirkoswaldSouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, thatched cottage containing shoe-making tools and Robert Burns-related artefacts
Tam O'Shanter ExperienceAllowaySouth AyrshireAyrshire and ArranLiterarywebsite, part of the Burns National Heritage Park, multimedia presentation of Robert Burns' poem Tam o' Shanter
Biggar GasworksBiggar Gasworks Museum 20100921 retort.jpgBiggarSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyIndustrywebsite, operated by the Biggar Museum Trust, preserved gasworks
Bothwell CastleBothwell Castle 20080505 - south-east tower.jpgBothwellSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval castle
Brownsbank CottageBiggarSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Biggar Museum Trust, open by appointment, home of poet Hugh MacDiarmid
David Livingstone CentreBlantyreSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyBiographicalOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, birthplace and artefacts of Scottish explorer and missionary David Livingstone
Discover Carmichael CentreCarmichaelSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyWaxwebsite, also known as Carmichael Visitor Centre, features the former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection depicting Scotland’s history from Queen Margaret and King Macbeth through to the present
Gladstone CourtBiggarSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistorywebsite, operated by the Biggar Museum Trust, late-19th- and early-20th-century-period shops and businesses, including a schoolroom, printer, cobbler, bank, chemist
Greenhill Covenanters' HouseBiggar Covenanter's House - geograph.org.uk - 3497.jpgBiggarSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Biggar Museum Trust, 17th-century-period house with exhibits about the Covenanters and the signing of the National Covenant
Hunter House MuseumEast KilbrideSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyHistoric houseChildhood home of two 18th-century medical pioneers, William and John Hunter, exhibits on their lives and medical work
John Hastie MuseumStrathavenSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalwebsite, information, local history, culture, textile industry
Lanark MuseumLanarkSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyLocalwebsite, local history, culture, industry, William Wallace, King Robert the Bruce,
Low Parks MuseumLowParksMuseum.JPGHamiltonSouth LanarkshireLocalwebsite, local history, culture, Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment, agriculture, textiles, mining, Victorian kitchen
Moat Park Heritage CentreBiggarSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyMultiplewebsite, operated by the Biggar Museum Trust, local history and culture, geology, archaeology, models portray early dwellings, mottes, castles and bastle houses
National Museum of Rural LifeLairds house.jpgEast KilbrideSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyAgricultureFormerly the Museum of Scottish Country Life, 1950s working farm, exhibits of rural room settings and oil paintings, agriculture models and machinery
New LanarkNew Lanark buildings 2009.jpgNew LanarkSouth LanarkshireGreater Glasgow and Clyde ValleyOpen airRestored 19th-century textile mill village
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental MuseumStirlingStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMilitaryLocated in Stirling Castle, includes uniforms, weapons, medals, dioramas, regimental regalia and memorabilia
Argyll's LodgingArgyll's Lodging 20090619 02.jpgStirlingStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, 17th-century townhouse adjacent to and included with admission to Stirling Castle
Bannockburn Heritage CentreRobert Bruce Memorial.jpgCambuskennethStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsReligiousOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, history and site of a significant Scottish victory in the 14th-century Wars of Scottish Independence
Cambuskenneth AbbeyFm cambuskenneth abbey.jpgCambuskennethStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval Augustinian monastery
Doune CastleDoune Castle - front.jpgDouneStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, late-14th-century courtyard castle, used in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Dunblane MuseumDunblaneStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, local history, history and artefacts of Dunblane Cathedral
Inchmahome PrioryInchmahome Priory - 2 - 06052008.jpgInchmahomeStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsReligiousOperated by Historic Scotland, remains of a medieval priory
Moirlanich LonghouseMoirlanich Longhouse - geograph.org.uk - 278876.jpgKillinStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, preserved 19th-century cruck frame cottage
National Wallace MonumentWfm wallace monument.jpgStirlingStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoryTower monument with exhibits about 13th-century Scottish hero William Wallace
Stirling CastleGreat Hall, Stirling Castle.jpgStirlingStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, royal castle and fortress, includes Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum and Argyll's Lodging
Stirling Old Town JailStirlingStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsPrisonwebsite, costumed guided tours and portrayals of the Victorian-era prison
Stirling Smith Museum and Art GalleryStirlingStirlingArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMultipleArt, local history, social history, ethnography, women's history, natural history
Backdoor GalleryDalmuirWest DunbartonshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsArtwebsite, art gallery of the Dalmuir Library
Clydebank MuseumClydebankWest DunbartonshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalLocal history, culture, shipbuilding industry, collection of sewing machines
Motoring Heritage CentreAlexandriaWest DunbartonshireAutomotivewebsite, vintage and classic cars, memorabilia
Scottish Maritime MuseumDumbartonWest DunbartonshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMaritimeShipbuilding, includes 1892 commercial ship model experiment tank, exhibits about the Denny Brothers, a shipbuilding company
Titan ClydebankClydebankWest DunbartonshireArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsTechnology150 feet (46 m) high cantilever crane used in the lifting of heavy equipment during the fitting-out of battleships and ocean liners
Almond Valley Heritage CentreLivingstonWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansMultiplewebsite, includes a farm, historic mill, shale oil industry museum, narrow gauge railway, activities
Bennie MuseumBathgateWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, local history
Cairnpapple HillCairnpappleBurial.jpgLinlithgowWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansArchaeologyOperated by Historic Scotland, excavated Neolithic hill with reconstructed graves and visitor centre
House of the BinnsThe Bins.jpegLinlithgowWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by the National Trust for Scotland, 17th-century house with mid-18th and early-19th-century additions, collection of porcelain, paintings and furniture, parklands
Linlithgow Canal CentreLinlithgow Canal Centre.jpgLinlithgowWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansTransportationHistory, construction and life around the Union Canal
Linlithgow PalaceAm linlithgow palace south.jpgLinlithgowWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansHistoric houseOperated by Historic Scotland, ruins of a 15th-century manor palace
Linlithgow StoryLinlithgowWest LothianEdinburgh and LothiansLocalwebsite, local history, trades
An LanntairStornawayOuter HebridesArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsArtArts centre with gallery
Museum nan EileanStornawayOuter HebridesArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsLocalwebsite, archaeology, social, domestic and economic history of the Western Isles
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts CentreLochmaddyOuter HebridesArgyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and TrossachsMultiplewebsite, information, local history, culture, art

Contents

Defunct museums

See also

References

  1. ^ Video about its demise
  2. ^ Photos from the air
  3. ^ Heatherbank Museum of Social Work
  4. ^ Fife Council, accessed June 26, 2010
  5. ^ Thomas and Jane Carlyle's Historic Sites, "Jane Baillie Welsh was born on 14 July 1801 in Haddington, East Lothian. Until recently, her parental home at Lodge Street in the centre of Haddington was a museum open to the public.", accessed June 29, 2010
  6. ^ Lochwinnoch.info, Local Tales, "THE BATTLE RAGES ON"
  7. ^ Culture 24, accessed June 30, 2010
  8. ^ Moray Council, "Please note that the Peter Anson Gallery has now closed. However a catalogue of the paintings by Peter Anson in our collection is available in the Buckie Library, both in printed and computer format.", accessed 6/15/2010
  9. ^ Monklands Online, Airdrie, "There was a Weavers Cottage Museum located in Wellwynd but this has now been closed."

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