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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1463 237114
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give...

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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Cultural education and free admission too

The museum is set across two floors and offers lots of historical information on Scotland and Inverness. It was free admission and a good way to get lost in history for a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Martyn H
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Tunstall, United Kingdom
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Tunstall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is set across two floors and offers lots of historical information on Scotland and Inverness. It was free admission and a good way to get lost in history for a few hours. The small café was brilliant and made brilliant toasties.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From pre history to present day this museum is packed with treasures - including a great little tea room. A must visit place in Inverness! Friendly staff who make you feel very welcome - free entry but well worth making a donation to!

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is amazing with a wonderful range of fossils from all over the country. Beautifully displayed and staff very helpful. Also Scottish history. Sadly did not have time to go into Art Gallery.

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Thank jud155
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to take my son out of Aviemore to further afield, as nothing much available for his age until Scottish Xmas hols started the following (to my annoyance. England`s hol started week earlier. Weren`t told this when rang attractions) was very easy to find, via many Signposts in the Centre of town (small) Contains 2 floors inc Stuffed animals,... More 

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Thank singlewithboy15
South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum does its best but there isn't a lot considering its the Highland capital. It suffers from being tucked up a very short but very steep road and there is no parking whatsoever. I think it should be relocated and given room to breathe.

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Thank Olbrit1
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I loved this museum - it displays Scottish history really well, especially the history of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. You get to try on a Scottish kilt -- it's a pain putting it on, so big ups to the Scots who have to wear kilts every day!

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Thank shexbeaver
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

we had nipped in here just to use the cafe - Cobb Cafe, but afterwards when the other half went to use the facilities I decided to have a look around the museum - mainly at the stuffed birds and animals as I like that sort of thing. It's a nice place to visit - keeps you out of trouble... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The museum is laid out over 2 floors, pre- and early history on the ground floor and more recent history upstairs. I found it very interesting with a large number of exhibits. There is a small cafe too which I didn't visit and quite a good little shop. Upstairs there is an "art gallery" room but when I visited it... More 

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Was anticipating a much bigger venue but the local historical content very good. Less art than I was expecting but.......major shock...a modern contemporary installation I loved. Hope for mankind yet then!

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Thank brianthelion
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The museum is very good and entry is free. On display here are some great paintings and art works and you get some great insight in the history of Scotland!

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