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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
+44 1349 781730
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All reviews stuffed animals natural history interesting exhibits pictish stones free entry worth a visit couple of hours on display tourist office highland history rainy day all ages local area two hours donation fossils viking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ground floor has a lot of old history and also shows the animals living in the area. I found the Exhibition on first floor more interesting, but this is not a Place one must visit in Inverness.The museum has free entrance.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry, although they do accept donations. It was nothing spectacular - a little bare on objects in my opinion. Maybe more geared towards children as well? However, it was a nice clean facility and gave some history of Inverness. Art gallery was not very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travelinjules44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definately glad this museum was free as very disappointing. Learnt more just wandering round the town looking at buildings. Took about 20 minutes to go round - quite a bit of it on the geophys of the location, a little on people, few stuffed animals...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kate m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is free of charge but there a donation is appreciated. The exhibitions are very interesting and cover various topics. There are also many interactive displays which will delight the children. There's also a well-stocked shop and a café.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martina1888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a visit before our trip on Loch Ness and this place doesn't disappoint. Lots of interesting items to see and all for free (well worth a donation in the donation box). Time was short for us but you could easilt spend a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scotsman2011
Reviewed January 28, 2019

People who are really historical should go there because it includes Roman history, Viking history and some minerals too. I give it a 5 star because I will really recommend it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank McCueMylo
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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 January 3, 2019

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 December 25, 2018

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
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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
December 19, 2016|
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Response from cmdevlin64 | Reviewed this property |
It's right in the centre of town.