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Scottish Tartans Musuem

86 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3026
+1 828-524-7472
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Really neat little museum!

This place isn't huge, but a lot of thought has gone into the displays. It covers Scottish history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ayn t
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One of A Historical Museum

The Scottish Tartans Museum is the only museum in the US of its kind. You can immerse yourself in... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
ehaggart
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint museum” (2 reviews)
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86 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3026
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+1 828-524-7472
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place isn't huge, but a lot of thought has gone into the displays. It covers Scottish history from prehistory through the Renaissance upstairs, and downstairs has exhibits on the development of tartan from the 1700's to today. They have life size uniforms of various...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Scottish Tartans Museum is the only museum in the US of its kind. You can immerse yourself in the three dimensional displays that are there for you to learn about Scottish heritage and culture. If you're interested in learning about the different clans and...More

2  Thank ehaggart
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Would not think of this as a museum. More of a Tartan Store. Interesting to see all the colors and items for purchase.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Scottish Tartans Museum is an interesting and fun experience. It's not a large museum, so if you're looking for a big city type of museum-- like the Field Museum in Chicago or the American Museum of Natural History in New York, look elsewhere. However,...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We are on our way to Georgia and went several hours out of our way and booked 2 nights in a motel to take time to see this museum. Upon our arrival there today they were loading a uhaul to go to the Stone Mountain...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the little museum. There was a lot of interesting information and the kids liked the displays. The shop upstairs was enjoyable too.

Thank Melinjax
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

During a visit to Franklin for the Great American Eclipse, we stumbled across this museum. With some Scot blood in my DNA, it was good to explore the museum. One of the staff assisted in determining the tartan pattern associated with my last name. Turns...More

Thank bobh007
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Those with some Scots blood and those that just enjoy lovely wool tartans (plaids) and/or how they are made will find plenty to enjoy. Part genealogy and part textile display, there are a variety of exhibits to linger over and dig into. Many hundreds of...More

1  Thank Henry H
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Just a neat little stop. Didn't do the museum but visited the shop. Nice selection. Staff is eager to help with name history and such!

Thank mwm68
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Not sure why this is called a museum, but it is a fun retail store. Great tartan selection. Information on all the clans.

Thank newyorkdoll4
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