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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: 146-323-7114
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Inverness
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more...
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Type: History Museums, 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 Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. Open May Day. Monday 6th of May 2013.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The outside of this museum is appalling but inside it is well laid out. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The geology section and Pictish history were of particular interest. What we most enjoyed was the truly"interactive" exhibits. Building a vase in wood jigsaw style and playing games like 10 mans Morris was fun for all ages with small... More 

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

we went just before christmas during an art exhibition and the first major issue is that from a passing tourists point of view this place is not so easy to spot, you enter from the rear which at first glance seems like the service entrance road round the back of the restaurant/tourist info centre. Once inside the building is well... More 

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Chiasso, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

With a lot of interesting aspects, from Nature to History to local Economy. Very thorough and well furnished. Good and clear explanations and panels.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Although this museum is not easy to find, it is well worth seeking out. The history of the area is well presented with clear informative displays.

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London
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I really like this little museum. It's true it's no Met or National Portrait Gallery, but what do you expect in such a small place? The 2 floors cover the history of the Highlands, and when I was most recently there I enjoyed the small Warhol, Dali & Picasso exhibition in the art gallery. For me, the exhibits relating to... More 

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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Free museum & informative, felt it could do with a tartan display of sorts since its in the capital of the highlands! Staff friendly, will be back next time to have a look round the art gallery.

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Inverness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Inverness museum and art gallery is small, but well worth a visit with exhibits about the history, geology and nature of the Highlands. When we visited, there was also an exhibition of John Byrne's work, which we really enjoyed.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Inverness Museum is paradoxically located in a brutally Stalinist development right in the centre of Inverness, adjacent to the town house and castle, but hidden away on an upper level of the development and not very obvious. First impressions, then, are negative. Once inside, however, it's clear that some very fine planning and implementation work has been done by the... More 

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London
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I do think it's unfair that reviewers can post a poor rating because the museum closed. How is this a review of the venue? I wish they would contact the musuem to report their disappointment rather than post a terrible review. The museum website clearly gives opening times. I visited on a Saturday whilst on a short break and checked... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Was at an interesting exhibition this week of John Byrne's work. There also was alovely picture of Inverness' s old suspension bridge

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