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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Castle Wynd, Inverness, Scotland
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+44 1463 237114
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give...

This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness's complex history. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. Open May Day. Monday 6th of May 2013.

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Fantastic local museum

I loved this museum - it displays Scottish history really well, especially the history of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. You get to try on a Scottish kilt -- it's a pain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this museum - it displays Scottish history really well, especially the history of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. You get to try on a Scottish kilt -- it's a pain putting it on, so big ups to the Scots who have to wear kilts every day!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had nipped in here just to use the cafe - Cobb Cafe, but afterwards when the other half went to use the facilities I decided to have a look around the museum - mainly at the stuffed birds and animals as I like that sort of thing. It's a nice place to visit - keeps you out of trouble... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The museum is laid out over 2 floors, pre- and early history on the ground floor and more recent history upstairs. I found it very interesting with a large number of exhibits. There is a small cafe too which I didn't visit and quite a good little shop. Upstairs there is an "art gallery" room but when I visited it... More 

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Was anticipating a much bigger venue but the local historical content very good. Less art than I was expecting but.......major shock...a modern contemporary installation I loved. Hope for mankind yet then!

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Thank brianthelion
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The museum is very good and entry is free. On display here are some great paintings and art works and you get some great insight in the history of Scotland!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The museum is well worth a visit, beautifully curated and certainly good for kids. The art gallery has great exhibitions and we really enjoyed the current exhibition. Make sure you visit the cafe - the baking is very tempting!

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Thank TravellerM1_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Free entrance,interesting. Located near the castle. Must visit if you are in Inverness. A small taste of history.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Interesting history of Inverness and the Highlands! Worth having a look around. It is free to the public and also a nice place for a coffee.

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Thank Kirsten M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Whilst this museum is small, it is packed full of interesting history and relics, entry is free and they only ask for a gold coin donation. Well worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A very interactive museum with lots to see and do. The museum gave a historical overview of the life and culture of the Highlanders going back hundreds and hundreds of years. It is worth the visit and learning about the town of Inverness.

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