Museums & Galleries

View a collection of helpful guides and reviews about Scotland’s most popular museums and art galleries.

Museum of Childhood

Edinburgh is a treasure trove of history, culture, and unforgettable experiences. Among its many attractions, one stands out that not only takes you back in time but also brings out the child in you – the Museum of Childhood.

In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to visiting the Museum of Childhood that will ensure you don’t miss a thing during your trip down memory lane.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery offers a captivating window into the lives and legacies of illustrious Scots as well as the important events that shaped Scotland into the country it is today.

This article delves into the world of portraiture to show you exactly what it’s like to visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, and will hopefully inspire you to visit this historic attraction during your next visit to Scotland’s capital city.

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The Burrell Collection

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.

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Kildonan Museum

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.

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Scottish National Gallery

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.

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Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland is a modern art sculpture garden and art gallery situated in the grounds of Bonnington House near Edinburgh.

The outdoor art installation features works by Charles Jencks and other top British artists which is the reason why Jupiter Artland is regarded as one of the finest privately-owned modern art collections in the UK.

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh cares for, researches and displays the national collection of modern art.

The gallery also stages art exhibitions and offers visitors the chance to explore artworks in its large grounds as well as indoors in the two 19th-century buildings.

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Wick Heritage Museum

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.

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