Tag: museums

  • National Museum of Costume

    Please note: The National Museum of Costume was closed down at the end of 2012. Scotland's National Museum of Costume falls under the care of the National Museums of Scotland. It has been set up in Shambellie House, located in Dumfriesshire. This fascinating house museum guides visitors through a century of fashion some of which can still be seen in the clothing of today. Go on a ...

  • The Museum of Lead Mining

    Located in Dumfries and Galloway, the fascinating Museum of Lead Mining invites visitors to explore an old lead mine whilst gaining insight into the industry as well as the village of Wanlockhead in which it is situated. This is a truly remarkable adventure back in time, which is both educational and entertaining.

  • Black House Museum

    The Black House Museum provides a fascinating visit for all who want to learn about the way people used to live long ago in the 1800's, in the village of Lewis. The interesting name of the house can be derived from the fact that there are relatively few or no windows in these buildings and the smoke from the fire would give a black color to the inside of the house. The main reason, however, ...

  • Clan Donnachaidh Museum

    Clan Donnachaidh Museum is dedicated to the clan which bears its name. The name Donnachaidh means “children of Duncan”. Inside the museum you will discover a variety of items, including documents, pictures, books and so forth, which relate to the clan of Donnachaidh. Also contained in this fascinating Scottish museum is the mystical Stone of the Standard or Clan na Bratach. The museum of the ...

  • Museums

    Amongst the top attractions in any city around the world are its museums. Why is this so? The majority of mankind is inquisitive and what better place to satisfy the thirst for knowledge than by visiting a museum. Museums provide invaluable insight into the past, providing people with a wealth of facts in a few hours. Essentially, a museum is an institution devoted to the collection, ...

  • Jedburgh

    Jedburgh Castle is actually the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum that was built in the early nineteenth century on the site of a 12th century fortress that had been built by King David I. Now there is no evidence left of this earlier structure which had played a key role in the many border confilcts between Scotland and England.

  • Art

    Art Galleries

    Scotland is a country that inspires creativity in its people and those who visit it. The rich culture, beautiful landscapes and intriguing people have long been a focus of song, literature and art and not much has changed in more recent years. Scottish artists continue to illustrate the beauty and harshness that they may see in life while musicians continue to sing about the trials and joys ...