Scottish Tartans Museum

The Scottish Tartan's Museum's main focus is on the history and development of Scottish Highland Dress, namely tartan and the kilt. the museum gallery features original and replica kilts showing styles from the late sixteenth century till today, with many original kilts dating back over 200 years. We have over 500 samples od tartans with some dating to c. 1725. Other exhibits include Scottish weaponry, a weaving display, and information detailing the Scottish migration to North Carolina and their relationship with the Cherokee Indians in particular.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission 16:30

Admission charges


Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Industry, Social History, Trade and Commerce, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Queen Victoria
  • John Brown
  • The Falkirk Tartan
  • Christina Young's Arisaid
  • Culloden
  • William Wilson

Scottish Tartans Museum
The Institute Hall
Mid Street
AB55 5BJ



01542 888 419

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