Inverness Museums & Galleries
including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Inverness...
Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a
growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...
Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.
Inverness Museums and Galleries
|INVERNESS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY||Museums & Galleries|
|Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EB|
Explore the Art, History and Heritage of the Highlands Explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger's belly. Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts and unlock a medieval chest - or just have a cup of tea in our cafe. Situated in the centre of this busy tourist city, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery offers a welcome diversion to both visitors and locals alike. Explore our wide range of exhibits and take a more hands on approach in our Discovery Centre! Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a gateway to the Highlands.
|HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1AY|
The Highland Folk Museum is situated in the scenic Cairngorm National Park and visitors can track how Highland people lived from the 1700s to the mid 1900s.
You can experience how people dealt with their environment by creating ingenious solutions to their everyday problems of providing light, heat, shelter, clothing and food. Whole buildings and their environment have been reconstructed, according to the authentic skills of the period. The site is a mile in length and visitors can spend 3-6hrs exploring the manned areas (Township, school and small farm), wander through the pinewoods or view the open air section.
Admission is free! Facilities: car park, play area, shop(s), cafe, onsite transport.
|LOCH NESS CENTRE AND EXHIBITION||Museums & Galleries|
|Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, IV63 6TU|
Explore the unexpected Loch Ness Exhibition. A truly fascinating experience revealing the legends, historical and natural wonders of the world's most famous lake. There are seven themed areas to the experience, each telling a different story. Whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, it is the special things about Loch Ness that you cannot see by looking at it that we can share we our visitors. Full audio narrations available in 11 languages. Many new exhibits & Explore the unexpected Loch Ness Exhibition. A truly fascinating experience revealing the legends, historical and natural wonders of the world's most famous lake. There are seven themed areas to the experience, each telling a different story. Whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, it is the special things about Loch Ness that you cannot see by looking at it that we can share we our visitors. Full audio narrations available in 11 languages. Many new exhibits.
The Clansman Centre
Canalside, Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, PH32
Tel/Fax: 01320 366444
17th century living museum. Live presentations
on ancient Highland life, with clothing and
weapon demonstrations. Scottish Armoury: A range
of swords, sgians, axes and clothing (also made
to order). Celtic Craft Shop: Specialising in
local crafts and Celtic jewellery, as well as
CD's and books.
The Squashed Frog Studio
Ceannacroc Lodge, Glen Moriston,
Inverness-shire, IV63 7YN
Tel: 01463 831573
The studio is situated at the foot of Glen
Affric, nestled between the rivers Doe and
Moriston. The Squashed Frog Studio is spacious,
modern and bright, and is well equipped for all
the courses offered. The studio and workshop
forms part of an old hunting lodge and houses
the Tofko PP80 etching press which is the
work-horse of the printmaking courses. The
courses are structured to meet the needs of the
advanced as well as the beginner. Art is a
language of expression and we aim to teach and
refine the technical skills required for all our
students to become fluent in their own unique
self expression and to encourage an individual
approach to art. Importance is placed on
research, development, decision-making, and most
of all enjoyment. The Gallery, which exhibits
the work of other Scottish artists, is open all
year round and hosts changing exhibitions
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