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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: 146-323-7114
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Ranked #13 of 58 things to do 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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

very educational, has different sections and printed information sheets, area for children to draw and learn, small café and a nice gift shop, clean toilets

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Superb place to visit! The visiting exhibitions are always fabulous and the exhibits in the museum are brilliant!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Free entry to a very sweet musuem. Intimate so you don't feel too tired by the size of what you are about to visit. Nice timeline exhibition about the Highlands, with a variety of type of exhibits to support the stories on offer. The art galleries were a surprise with Matisse, Picasso and Dali sketches on offer plus Warhol prints.... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As I was exploring Inverness for the day I decided I would try the Museum & Art Gallery and as they had a temporary print exhibition from the V&A feat. Dali, Picasso, Matisse & Warhol I thought this would be a good place to spend a couple of hours. The main entrance is hard to find & not that well... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stumbled upon the visiting V&A Dali, Warhol, Matisse, Picasso exhibition here on a weekend visit. What an unexpected pleasure. The museum itself is not so big but is crammed with very interesting items, really well displayed and labelled. There's a wee cafe and shop. Treated myself to some Highland sea glass jewellery. Just wish I'd had more time there. Charming.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you want to know the history of highland's story including its culture, you definitely need to go to this museum, just behind the Inverness Castle. You will get in touch with some clothes, and gaelic language (there is about 6% Highland's people speak gaelic now). You should also come to Inverness's visitor centre, just next to the museum. They... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

There aren't many attractions open at this time of year, the boat tours do not operate until March and even Inverness Castle was shut due to being used as a Court House, so it was a nice relief to find that the museum was open to visitors! When I first entered the museum I was greeted with a very friendly... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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