The Burrell Collection – located in Pollok Country Park – is one of Glasgow’s largest free museums.
The collection of artworks was donated to the city by Sir William Burrell in 1944 and is now cared for by a charity.
There are more than 9,000 objects in The Burrell Collection including tapestries, paintings, sculptures, weaponry, stained glass and pottery from major artists including Rodin, Degas, and Cezanne.
Kildonan Museum is part of the cultural centre on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
The Museum collection includes over 10,000 exhibits from South Uist’s past across a wide range of themes from religion to fishing, crafting, and everyday life.
In addition to the museum, the centre has a cafe and a gift shop and is well placed on the A865 for pit stops for cyclists on the Hebridean Way.
The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh is home to some of the world’s greatest artworks, as well as an extensive collection of Scottish masterpieces.
The gallery is adjacent to the Royal Scottish Academy between East and West Princes Street Gardens where visitors can relax in a purpose-built restaurant and café with terrace seating.
See all the highlights of this remarkable art gallery in this complete visitor guide.
It was with great pleasure that I happened to stumble upon Jupiter Artland recently, a contemporary sculpture park near Edinburgh that gave me one of the biggest surprises I’ve had in a long time.
While the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are easily accessible from the city centre, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located slightly further afield to the west of Dean Village, so it’s a little bit inaccessible to unfamiliar visitors.
Wick Heritage Museum in the North Highlands aims to promote the town’s history and culture through a collection of exhibits and artefacts.
The museum is located inside a large townhouse near Wick harbour where it showcases displays of Caithness glass, exhibits from the town’s fishing industry and much more.
If you’re stuck for ideas for things to do while you’re in the centre of Edinburgh you could do a lot worse than pop into the Museum on the Mound, one of the few museums in the world that’s dedicated to the one thing none of us ever have enough of – money.
The McManus museum and art gallery in Dundee is one of the city’s foremost tourist attractions, and it’s most notable for the beautiful building that houses the fascinating collections exploring the fields of fine art, natural history, modern industry, the local landscape and more.
When you hear the words ‘Museum’ and ‘Glasgow’ I bet the first place that pops into your head is the fantastic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Kelvingrove Park (click the links to read my guides to both attractions).
Think of Dundee and what springs to mind? Images of Desperate Dan scoffing down a cow pie perhaps (Dundee is home to Scottish publisher DC Thomson), or maybe a big fat dollop of marmalade on your morning toast (Dundee is also the birthplace of the first commercially-made marmalade in Britain).