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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
146-323-7114
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Ranked #8 of 16 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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Almeria, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

didn't have much time here to see it all but worth a visit but make time to see it all. hard to find we had to ask at info center.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

All of my family enjoyed the museum and art gallery. Plenty of interactive things for kids to do, they loved the Gaelic translating wall! The animals are lovely to look at and the art room was fun. Would visit again.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This museum is certainly worthy of an hour of your time while visiting Inverness. There is no admission and the staff is very friendly and willing to answer any questions about the art exhibits or artifacts. I really enjoyed the historical photos and poetry on display. It's conveniently located in the City Centre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Inverness museum and art gallery is small but none the less an interesting place to visit. Up near the castle it has a collection of local artefacts and is full of interesting facts about the area and its surroundings. it also has a tea room which serves light snack lunches and cakes and is wheelchair friendly as well.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A very well planned museum where you are guided through the history/culture of Scotland in an entertaining but also serious way. The set up gives you a clear understanding of the different periods .

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South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was a great little museum. Perfect for people not familiar with the history of the area. Our teen aged kids liked it and learned a lot. Pretty quick to get through--maybe 1-1.5 hours. The kids started playing some of the ancient games so it took us longer. It is free- so at least go in and try it out!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We focused on the geology and peoples of the Highlands section of the museum (the art exhibit was being changed over). The peoples of the Highlands, in particular, was excellent and fabulously curated. Great place to bring children as there are hands on exhibits, for instance, there is a replica of one of the bronze age arm bracelets that kids... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent around an hour here. It's great for learning about Scottish history - especially the Jacobite era (it's good to combine a visit here with (and before) a Jacobite tour of Loch Ness, for visitors to Inverness).More broadly, the gradual transition of geography and ecology of Scotland over the last 10,000+ years is detailed. We particularly enjoyed the machine... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I would rate this one of the best museums I have visited . I had low expectations as it didnt appear very attractive from the outside, but inside it is great. The geology and history of the region were really well presented as was the info about early settlers Upstairs I found the art gallery closed but the other room... More

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Scotland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really great little museum, some very interesting exhibits. The activities for kids were great fun (pottery)

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