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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: 146-323-7114
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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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First rate small museum

At the foot of the castle in Inverness is a delightful free museum with attached tea room. It's just off the Main street through town a block from the bridge crossing the Ness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At the foot of the castle in Inverness is a delightful free museum with attached tea room. It's just off the Main street through town a block from the bridge crossing the Ness. Part geological survey, part Scottish history with a gallery wing for very good modern art and crafts. Perfect rainy day visit for anyone including children. Friends we... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small and oddly laid out museum but it contains a varied selection of artefacts that tell the story of the Highlands. The archaeological material is the standout collection.

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Thank Petra O
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3 adults went for lunch at the café which was fine then had a walk round the museum it was really interesting with lots to see

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Thank Lorraine M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened upon this museum simply because I missed a bus I needed to take and had an hour to spare. I soon found out that an hour wasn't nearly enough! This museum was wonderful: very informative, had a lovely setup of exhibits, and a friendly staff. I wish I hadn't had to move as quickly as I did in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located close to Tourist information centre with free admission. A visit is educative and the staff was very friendly. One can leave small items at the entrance and collect them after seeing the museum relics.

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Thank Mahendra M
Beaminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum with well laid out exhibits and very informative. Focus is obviously on Scotland and Inverness. I think children would enjoy this museum because you are allowed to touch some exhibits. Good social history displays. Impressive Inverness silver collection. Very helpful staff. Lift to all floors.

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Thank Steven G
Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as large as I'd imagined, but an essential museum to visit if you are interested in Scottish history/prehistory. The fine collection of Pictish stones is especially notable and there are other curious artefacts - I particularly liked Felicity the puma! At the time of my visit, there was an excellent tiny exhibition about ancient mirrors: very well explained. Attractive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a small museum but some interesting exhibits and very well presented - staff cheerful and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this museum almost by accident - but were very pleased we did. As a student of Scottish history I found this place fascinating - some great exhibits and a very pleasant spot for a couple of hours browsing. To be able to look out over the city to what was once an Iron Age hill fort was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information about the Highlands, would definitely recommend visiting this place! Convenient location in the city centre, so it's easily reached, and a free entrance is of course a huge plus. A little shop and a café too.

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