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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness's complex history.
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Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the few places I visited in the 24 hour I was in Inverness and I'm glad I did. Of course it covers the history of Inverness but also Scotland and its history. It starts from billions of years ago, the land...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elle_kp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little museum to fill an hour or two. There was a great exhibition about dinosaurs although I think this is only temporary. Our two loved it especially as there were things for little hands to touch. They (and hubby) learned plenty and James...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JRP_family1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is not large (you could spend maximum two hours there, I’d guess), the museum is free of charge, has excellent customer service and displays a variety of objects including (of my favourites) Pictish carvings, an animated hologram of a dinosaur, various stuffed animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scothighlands
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We had some time to kill and since the museum is free (though they ask for donations) we ceckedit out. It was as expected and they had some neat and interesting things in there. They have a really nice exhibit with things or kids...or adults...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sophia S
Reviewed November 22, 2018

If the small, lovingly set museum is not enough to make you smile (how so??), the lovely coffee and locally made cakes and the excellent soups at the cafe will definitely open a big grin on your mug. Should that not suffice, the shop corner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is well, worth a visit The exhibits on display are clearly laid out with a clear explanation of their usage and history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank crightonb1
Reviewed November 2, 2018

The Jacobite section certainly compliments a visit to the Culloden battlefield and includes artefacts like the distinct Scottish flintlock pistols and a selection of dirks, with their individually designed handles . The miniature portrait of Mary,Queen of Scots is interesting as are the 'displayed' otter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CulbinSands
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Staff had tried really hard to make this fun for wee kids. Mine were quite easily pleased doing the hunt for dinosaurs (yes - the little plastic models!) hidden in the exhibitions. they were also keen to see the stuffed animals on the 1st floor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

The museum had a great flow, taking you back in history to learn about local geology and the general history of the peoples of Scotland. The ground floor was about prehistoric and early peoples as well as the local nature. The Pictish stones were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fritillaria
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

It had good displays of geology, archeology and history concerning Inverness with good signage. Rock samples, fossils, artifacts of Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Picts, Vikings, Roman Times, Medieval, Jacobite, etc. plus some modern art.

Date of experience: October 2018
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RStourist
April 25, 2018|
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Response from SallyR1741 | Reviewed this property |
No you would have to park in the town carparks or over by the cathedral all parking is chargeable in town
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It's right in the centre of town.
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SuzySey
Adelaide, Australia
Half a day in Inverness 22 April - Trip Report (2 Replies)
I enjoyed my brief stay in Inverness. I arrived at about 2.30 pm on the train from Kyle (a lovely trip with scenic views). It was cold and drizzling (after warm and sunny weather in Skye!) but I didn't mind as I had my warm waterproof jacket that I'd bought in Glasgow on my first day. I walked to my 3 star B&B in Grieg Street with my luggage (over the pedestrian bridge) but nobody answered when I rang the doorbell, so I rang the owner and he said he'd be with me in about 10 minutes. I...More
May 15, 2014|
Response fromTracey77_UK|
Good report, glad you enjoyed your time in Inverness.
Samaryah S
Edinburgh / Inverness passes and bus/train tickets?! Help! (13 Replies)
Hi! So my boyfriend and I will be visiting Edinburgh and Inverness for the first time in November... Top attractions I'd like us to visit are: - Holyrood Park (free?) - Palace of Holyrood House - Edinburgh Caste - Edinburgh War Museum - Royal Botanic Gardens - National Museum of Flight - The Scotch Whiskey Experience - Camera Obscura - Mary King's Close - St Giles Cathedral - National Library of Scotland (free?) - National Museum of Scotland (free?) - Surgens' Hall -...More
June 13, 2017|
Response fromkenko92|
The National Museum of Flight is only open weekends in winter and is difficult to reach without a car. Parliament Hall,behind St.Giles was where the pre-1707 parliament met. Our new Parliament building is at Holyrood.Both buildings are interesting and worth a visit.