Elgin Museum is a museum of local history in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. Its collections cover area fossils and geology, archaeology, ethnography, art and local history. Opened in 1843, it is one of the oldest independent museums in the country. The museum is run by The Moray Society. Entry to the museum is free.Plan to visit Elgin Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Elgin attractions using our Elgin route builder website.
The museum is housed in a Category A listed building on Elgin's High Street and was designed by architect Thomas Mackenzie in 1842, with later alterations and additions made by A. Marshall Mackenzie and Son in 1920.
Its fossil collection is classed as a Recognised Collection by Museums Galleries Scotland.
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Local history, fossils, archaeology, Victoriana, geology! This is the best museum in this part of Scotland, and it's all run by volunteers. The Local Authority in Moray no longer funds this sort of.... more »
Fabulous little museum right in the centre of Elgin, free to enter and lots of really interesting exhibits. How they fit so much into such a small space, I do not know! Lots of events held throughout.... more »
Very good family visit. The exhibits are all well laid out and presented. Covers the Elgin area and more, prehistoric to near history. The staff were very accommodating and a wealth of knowledge. They offered plenty of further exploring opportunities in the local area and further afield. The brief guide on entering made for the best start. we will definitely be visiting again and recommend this lovely museum to all.
Really family friendly. Welcoming and knowledge staff. Lots to see and do for all ages. Good mix of local and wider interest displays. Easily accessible entrance and toilet.
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