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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
146-323-7114
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Inverness
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness's complex history. Open... more » Owner description: This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness's complex history. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. Open May Day. Monday 6th of May 2013. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Museum is limited only by its size, but there's a wealth of information available for people if you want to take time to read it all. The exhibits on display are hugely diverse and there's quite a lot to take in. The Art Gallery on the other hand is quite limited. As a free attraction though there's no where to... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a really good background for the tour we would take the next day. Loots of info, and very well done.

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Staunton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Museum is progressive, appeals to different learning styles to bring the history and culture of the area to life. You can read every placard, or breeze through looking at pictures and objects that catch your eye. The art gallery is limited. One contemporary artist featured, but it was a good show. Very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cafe.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Easily done in a couple of hours, at most. Gives a great geological and historical overview of the Highlands - nice starting point for any trip in the area. Definitely recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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182 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Spent some time here just to have a break. A very informative museum which can keep you busy for an hour or so. The exhibits are very good with a good cross section of all the main topics. Should children become bored than there are plenty of interactive activities available to keep them occupied. Admission is free. Worth the visit... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Boasting a great central location in the heart of Inverness, the museum and art gallery are a hit and miss affair, depending on what touring exhibition is showing. It has its moments but appears stuck in a timewarp - and not in a good way. Too many stuffed animals and dry exhibits for my liking, not so much in the... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We always head for the city museum whether in Copenhagen or Inverness. This fitted perfectly into the mould being small, free and highly informative with a good cafe. It's slightly hidden too which keeps it quiet. The first floor has some excellent geology and more ancient history. Upstairs the gallery had the works of one artist with a video display... More

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited today and thought the museum was lovely. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had lunch at cafe - excellent range of quality food at very reasonable prices.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a well laid out museum and made welcome at reception. Lots to see. Also has well laid out cafe though we did not use it. Good exibits to cater for all interests.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The displays are quite good and there are activity "drawers" for children. The subjects are logically and artfully arranged. Unfortunately, the museum is closed on both Sundays and Mondays.

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