Elgin Museum

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The oldest continuously independent museum in Scotland. Established in 1836, with the purpose built museum opening in 1842. Objects on display from before the dinosaurs to the present day, telling the story of Moray and Moray's connection with the wider world.
Recognised collection of local fossils. Pictish and other Early Medieval carved stones. Wedding venue. Lectures, family activities.

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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

Admission free, but donations welcome. Small charge for some lectures or special events.

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.
Kinloss Abbey

Kinloss Abbey Guided Tour (HHA2017)

  • 28 May 2017 2:30-4:30pm

Peter Grant Peterkin, of Kinloss Abbey Trust, will provide a fascinating insight into the history of the site and its development, as well as an update on the work of the Trust.

Free - donations welcome - but booking is essential as places are limited.

Please note: car parking on site is limited, please car share where possible. Unfortunately, no public transport is available as the bus service does not operate on Sundays.

Please note: the ground on site is uneven, and may not be suitable for those with limited or restricted mobility. This is an outdoor event, so please wear suitable clothing & sturdy footwear.

This tour is provided thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and forms part of Elgin Museum's year of History, Heritage & Archaeology events programme.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Kinloss Abbey
near Kinloss Home Farm
IV36 3TC

Additional info

This is an outdoor event, susceptible to weather - please dress appropriately. The ground is uneven and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. There is limited car parking on site. There are no toilet facilities on site.


Free - Booking essential as places are limited



Elgin Museum
1 High Street
IV30 1EQ






01343 543675

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