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 family, the Earls of Mar and Kellie.
Argyll's Lodging is Scotland's most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse, fit to receive, and impress, royal guests!
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, originally called the Dunblane Cathedral Museum, opened in 1943 and is run entirely by volunteers. It holds a collection of artefacts...
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable building of Kinneil House, Bo'ness.
Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride.
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 Museum & Collectors Shop is one of the largest privately owned toy collections in the UK.
The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history. The...
Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston, West Lothian, is an award winning farm, museum and discovery centre!
Find out about the making, the history and the science of chocolate at Edinburgh's chocolate museum. You also get hands-on experience making your own chocolate to take home.
Step inside Edinburgh's other castle, once a rural retreat from Scotland's capital!
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery: the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century.
Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.
Gladstone's Land, the house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile!
The John Gray Centre brings together East Lothian Council’s Archaeology, Museum, Archive and Local History Services, alongside Haddington’s branch library.
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...
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...
Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September.
A free museum, perfect for locals and visitors alike. Find out about our Royal connections, the trades of the town, the ordinary - and extra-ordinary! - people.
Come and learn about the Scottish involvement in the British military from WW1 to the present day at the Military Museum Scotland!
The Museums Collections Centre is an amazing treasure trove of objects spanning a wide range of subjects.
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...
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...
The Museum on the Mound is located in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre, just 500 metres from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street!
Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience...
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...
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...
Discover the story of Scotland at war within the walls of Edinburgh Castle with a visit to the National War Musuem.
Prestongrange is a free open-air museum, that tells 700 years of industrial heritage history. Family friendly, with lots to see and do!
Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.
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...
The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.
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.
The Georgian House, Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture with its elegant furnished interior, is located at No. 7 Charlotte Square in the centre of Edinburgh!
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...
Rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years by national tourism agency VisitScotland, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the...
The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.Visitors can...
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum boasts state of the art interactive displays, weaving demonstrations,temporary exhibitions, children's activities, a delightful cafe & garden and a museum shop!
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.
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 in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.
Kirkcaldy Galleries offers visitors a library, museum, art gallery, local & family history room, cafe, gift shop and children's areas - all under one roof!
A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.
One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.
St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden at 12 North Street is set in a charming 17th century house and garden, a stone’s throw from St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle.
St Andrews Museum is a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park.
An independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industryand how it became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.
Auld Kirk Musuem houses a rich collection of objects of local, national and international significance, interpreted in an innovative, exciting and educational way for visitors of all ages!
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 opened in 1980 in Clydebank Town Hall. It was originally operated by volunteers drawn from the local communities that had lobbied for...
With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best days out!
Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!
Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!
Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge in the Middle Ages.
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...
Situated in the heart of the city, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world!
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 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 (GMRC) is a purpose-built store for Glasgow Museums' collections when they're not on display in the venues.
Based in the former Bridgeton Bus Garage, The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles!
Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!
The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh!
Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences at Inveraray Jail!
Kelvin Hall stands on the banks of the River Kelvin opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of both Glasgow's and Scotland's most popular free attractions boasting an extensive collection of over 8000 objects displayed across 22 themed galleries!
Mackintosh Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems. The only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The Maryhill Burgh Halls are placed in the historic building in the heart of Maryhill. We cover a wide range of services, from recording studios to a...
The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.
A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s!
Step back in time and discover Glasgow's unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city... The Provand's Lordship!
Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!
Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.
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 Scottish Football Museum!
The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.
The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.
The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.
The National Trust for Scotland's Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in this faithfully restored four-room house!
Housed in its purpose-built home surrounded by beautiful parkland, The Burrell Collections is ranked amongst the most significant civic museum collections in the UK!
Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries space in Ayrshire!
Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts style...
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...
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, Glasgow was created in 1996, as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.
One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike!
Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage.
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 is preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.
Chatelherault Country Park, a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a jewel in the local landscape.
The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!
Founded 23rd November 1741, Leadhills Miners Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles, perched high in the Southern Uplands of Scotland!
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.
Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with dairy cows and sheep, at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.
New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award-winner!
The Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland.
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 is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!
The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.
Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire's amazing heritage and culture.
After a £5.2m modernisation programme, the building reopened in January 2012, having been fully restored and extended to house the new Renfrew Museum...
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 history.
Step into Weaver's Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry!