Inverness Museum and Art Gallery - High Life Highland

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, new extension and entrance.
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Located in the heart of Inverness, we re-opened in January 2007 after a full refurbishment of all our displays and facilities. Visit us to explore the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands. The Art Gallery hosts a varied programme of fine art and craft exhibitions. The museum shop sells gifts, books and souvenirs and you can visit our new cafe, Cuach Coffee Shop, for coffee, cake or a lunchtime snack.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00
From 3 November 2015 - April 2016 Tues-Sat 11.00-16.00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Free entry

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

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Give yourself a medal

  • 6 September 2012 — 6 June 2019 *on now

The Nation Live – Give Yourself a Medal, Two Full Day Workshops 5th – 6th September 2012 People aged between 16 – 25 years are being invited to this fantastic opportunity to express themselves through working with molten metal. Participants will work with artists Kevin Reid and Ginny Hutcheson at their mobile foundry to create a medal that represents who they are! The medal they produce will last forever.

The process will be filmed and the medals displayed in an exhibition in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, alongside original medals from the Jacobite era.

The full day workshops will take place at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery from 10am – 4pm on both the 5th and 6th September 2012. Participants are invited to sign up for both day

To join the workshops call 0131 624 6422 or email: Visit for more information, photographs of the foundry in action and to watch the project film trailer.

Book now, as places are limited and this is likely to be a very popular opportunity!
If you feel it would help your group to find out more about the workshops before booking the National Galleries’ Outreach Officer, Richie Cumming, would be delighted to come and give a presentation to show just what can be done in two days at a forge! He can be contacted at 0131 624 6422 and

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery - High Life Highland
Castle Wynd




01463 237114


01463 225293

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