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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Free Museum

We had some time to kill and since the museum is free (though they ask for donations) we ceckedit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sophia S
Wurzburg, Germany
A little gem. Actually two. no, three

If the small, lovingly set museum is not enough to make you smile (how so??), the lovely coffee and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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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. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. Open May Day. Monday 6th of May 2013.
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Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank bobby474
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
Thank GaryBrazel
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Had some hours to kill before a meeting and visited this museum. The art was not my thing really but the museum part is good with a friendly cafe part. Its voluntary donation and well worth putting money in the box for. Good geological display,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martin S
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This small museum is worth an hour or so of your time. Exhibits are arranged in chronological order starting with the geology of the area, and showcase a number of interesting artifacts. There are several interactive pieces to appeal to children. Admission is not charged,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Excellent couple of hours spent here with family . Enough interactive elements to keep older children happy , good local history , who knew Inverness had a tsunami ! Nice wee cafe and shop and entry free ! Well worth a visit .

Date of experience: October 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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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
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Good report, glad you enjoyed your time in Inverness.
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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|
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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.