Elgin Museum

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Possibly the oldest independent museum in Scotland. Established in 1836, with the purpose built museum opening in 1842. Italianate style building has recently undergone a half million pound refurbishment (2003).

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Opening hours

Begining April-End October
Mon-Fri 1000-1700
Sat 1100-1600
Sun Closed

Closed during the winter from begining of November to the end of March. However, visitors are always welcome. Just knock on the door, and if possible (staff/volunteer wise) we will let you in to look around. A donation is always welcome!

Admission charges

£2.00 Adults
£1.00 Concessions
£0.50 Children
£4.50 Family Ticket

Wold famous fossil collection, Romano-Celtic collection, Pictish Stones, and the "People & Place" Exhibition.

Awarded Four Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board in 2004 and the Winner of the Moray Access Panel Award for the Best Renovated building in Moray 2004.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Literature, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • We have exhibitions throughout the year.
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Picts - Uncovering our Past

  • 14 May 2016 11am-3pm

Come and visit a real life Pictish encampment to see what life was like for the Picts. Try your hand at pot making and leather craft along with other Pictish crafts. Wonder, if you dare, at the sight of a fully armed Pictish warrior and then join his tribe and have your face painted to match. Do you think you can decipher the Picts early medieval alphabet? If so then you can have a go at Ogham writing before seeing the real thing on the beautifully carved and unique new Pictish stone, the Dandaleith Stone, along with other Pictish stones from around the area.



Elgin Museum
1 High Street
IV30 1EQ






01343 543675


01343 543675

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