Photo: Karen Bryan

Grantown-on-Spey is a marvellous example of 18th century urban planning and development, and the museum is a record of the town’s history. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Grantown Museum is surrounded by the luscious natural countryside that is common to the north of Scotland.

Mountains are a common sight and the air in the north is as fresh as it gets. The beautiful River Spey winds its way through the town and provides the most idyllic spots for walking, sightseeing, and picnicking.

The Grantown Museum is now an ongoing community project that is run by memberships and regular fundraising events. Its artefacts depict stories of Queen Victoria’s visit to the town, as well as the introduction of the railway system to Grantown-on-Spey.

The museum has plenty to offer and displays an impressive collection of photographs and artefacts. These portals into the past tell the story of the town since 1765 and visitors are encouraged to spend as long as they like browsing the various items on display.

The museum also hosts numerous exhibitions during the year where artefacts are borrowed from other museums. These showcases also include arts and crafts items donated by the locals.

 

Grantown Museum, Burnfield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3HH
Tel: 01479 872478
Times: April – October, Monday – Saturday, 10.00 – 16.00