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Elgin Museum

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Address: 1 High Street, Elgin IV30 1EQ, Scotland
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+44 1343 543675
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Excellent collections with items of international significance!

This excellent Museum has as rich a history as the wide range of objects that it contains. World class collections of fossils, remarkable Pictish stones and sculpture the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Doozersdo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This excellent Museum has as rich a history as the wide range of objects that it contains. World class collections of fossils, remarkable Pictish stones and sculpture the museum celebrates the rich collecting history of the occupants of this north east Scottish cathedral city as they fanned out across the world in the 19th and 20th centuries... Well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Welcoming, knowledgeable staff willing to give their experience and share their knowledge but, also a great place to wander around on your own. Changing exhibits on top floor make return visits interesting.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The museum had helpful staff and is free. There is a good selection of local and general Scottish artefacts with good explanations. The fossils are particularly good. The range is from pre history to relatively modern. Military stuff up stairs. No free parking nearby.

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Thank Jo M
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Took our 8year old boys to the museums FREE (although we paid a generous donation) shrunken head activity today and they really enjoyed making their very own shrunken head the staff were great with the boys very helpful and attentive once the boys finished their shrunken heads they explored the museum with the added enjoyment of searching out the pumpkins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small independent museum full of many fascinating artefacts from prehistory to the last century, both local and world wide. It has free entry with a collection pot for donations. Most of the artefacts are on the ground floor but some, including the Peruvian mummy, are on the first floor. The staff were very apologetic that due to... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

one of the first museums accessible to public. Very interesting and informative exposition. We visited the museum on the PICTS DAY, a themed event with a wide variety activities and events. Where else you can learn to build a hut out of thatch and clay - actually hands on?

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

It is a great resource to the local schools with lots of information and artifact boxes for them to use. It is small but the staff and volunteers who run it are very friendly and helpful.

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was given a wonderful welcome and introduction here on entry by a young volunteer, Becca, then did a quick tour in the limited time we had. There's a mix of small items and curios which would reward more with more time to learn about them than we had, and some centrepiece stand outs with more if a wow factor. There's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went in here for something to do on a really wet day and again this little museum kept us busy for hours looking at the different exhibits, hoe they pack so much stuff in is amazing.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a little gem. Went to Elgin with the wife and kids (3,9) . Disappointed with Elgin itself which we thought might be a little York or Chester...a bit more ye olde but the day was not spoilt because the museum was excellent and Free!!. Small yet crammed with interesting artifacts. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable and... More 

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