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).
Begining April-End October
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!
£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.
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.
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.
1 High Street