Photo: Dave Conner

Located in the centre of Inverness, this museum and art gallery is an exceptional place to visit whilst on a trip to the Scottish Highlands.

Set within the idyllic region of Inverness at the foot of Castle Hill, the museum is surrounded by acres of uninterrupted natural areas. This part of the world is a haven for wildlife of all kinds and makes for a spectacular trip that visitors will not forget.

Based just a stone’s throw from Beauty Firth, the area is steeped in history and beauty alike. Dotted with countless woodland areas and lochs, visitors will have plenty to see and do.

The museum first opened in 1880 after it inherited a collection of artefacts from a previous museum. Since opening its doors, it has undergone numerous redevelopments with an addition of new visitor facilities in 2006 in order to showcase some of the Scottish Highland’s greatest history in pleasant, modern surroundings.

There is so much to see at the museum and gallery! Visitors will be amazed at all that is on display. The collection includes numerous items, from natural history to geology and local archaeological finds. The museum includes pieces from the Jacobites of the 1600’s, as well as genuine highland weapons and bagpipes from ages long gone.


Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EB
Tel: +44 (0)1463 237114
Times: April –October, Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00
November – March, Thursday – Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00