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Galleries & Museums

Perth Museum Perth

Following a redevelopment of the former Perth City Hall, Perth Museum opened in March 2024. Housing collections of national significance as well as loans and exhibitions from around the UK and abroad, the centre piece is the Stone of Destiny.  Entrance to the museum is free but you will have to pre-book a timeslot to visit the Stone of Destiny,  availability is shown on their website.  There’s also a café and museum shop.

Perth Museum


National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh

Well worth a visit, you could easily spend a full day here, there’s so much to see.  In addition to Scottish historical items there are exhibits on natural history, science, geology, transportation, to name but a few.  This Museum is really child-friendly with lots of interactive areas to keep them interested and engaged.  Entry is free and there are 2 cafés available.

National Museum of Scotland

V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee

Scotland’s first design museum, you’ll find the V&A on Dundee’s Waterfront.  The building is pretty impressive both outside and in, however it does get mixed reviews on it’s limited exhibit content.    


RRS Discovery Museum Dundee

Adjacent to the V&A is the RRS Discovery Museum,  telling the story of the iconic ship  from her beginnings in Dundee, her amazing Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott and her voyages and uses thereafter.

RRS Discovery

RRS Discovery Dundee
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow

The building itself is worthy of a visit.  Inside you can enjoy modern and fine art collections, alongside natural, human and prehistory galleries.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh

The Gallery was designed as a shrine for Scotland’s heroes and heroines. It opened to the public in 1889 as the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery.  The building outside & in is impressive.  For lovers of the Sky Arts TV Competition, Portrait Artist of the Year, the 2021 winner Calum Stevenson has his painting of  acclaimed Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti hanging in the main hall.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh