Galleries and museums in Scotland
You can’t beat a museum or gallery for a great day out - and you’ll find plenty of them to amuse you in Scotland’s towns and cities. With collections to interest anyone and everyone, you won’t be disappointed. And most are free. Not bad for a small country!
June - September, Lanarkshire:
For upwards of 130 years – from 1839 to 1973 – Biggar Gasworks made coal-gas for the town and surrounding district.
April - October 2014, Angus:
Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the sound and smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
April - October, Scottish Borders:
A unique example of the country’s industrial heritage, Robert Smail’s Printing Works is a fully functional Victorian-era letterpress printing works.
March - December, Ayrshire:
The Museum’s Boatshop on Irvine’s harbourside features exhibitions, ship models and a children’s activity area, as well as the Museum shop.
March - December, Argyll:
Kilmartin village has more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius - 150 of them are prehistoric.
Climb aboard Captain Scott’s ship, RRS Discovery, and follow in the footsteps of him and his crew.
In 1841 the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society realised that its lodgings in part of one of the town’s schools was fast being outgrown by its collection of geology, natural history, ethnography, fine art and the hundreds of other items that might find themselves in a typical Victorian collection.
Prepared to be transported back over 100 years to a time when jute was king and Dundee was its realm.
Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in Kirriemuir Town House, a building that has been at the heart of Kirriemuir since its construction in 1604.
Pictavia is set in the beautiful countryside park at Brechin Castle Centre.