Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime The Regimental Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments using a rich collection of material from all around the world.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Museum, Art Gallery and Allies Garden, a family friendly garden and play area in the museum grounds.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Clydebank Museum Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Family friendly art gallery and museum including a Mini Museum for under 5s and activity trails plus Spitfires and dinosaurs! Great temporary exhibits!
Glasgow Riverside Museum The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities. Plus new Adventurers' gallery!
Glasgow Science Centre Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of...
St Mungos Museum of Religious Life Welcoming those of all faiths including none, this friendly and enlightening museum takes an artistic gaze at the world's major religions and is a fascinating but casual educational experience for all ages to enjoy free of charge.
Scotland Street School Museum A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
The Peoples Palace Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Scottish Football Museum Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
Castle House Museum Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Strachur Smiddy For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
David Livingstone Centre Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre Museum with changing exhibitions, hand-on discovery, craft activities, family events and a garden play area.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967.
Boness Motor Museum A cool mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 movie memorabilia, plus the Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds' Hover Bike and real Tardis props from Dr Who!
The Linlithgow Story Museum Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times, and how it has developed. Learn about battles, royalty, local trades and more, walk through the beautiful garden, and explore the live willow maze.
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Bute Museum Discover the fascinating history, archaeology, and natural history through a number of interesting exhibits and varied items, from the necklace of a Bronze Age princess, to a Penny Farthing! A number of hands on and interactive displays to explore.
Pittencrieff House Museum Museum located in Pittencrieff Park with Magic of the Glen exhibit, Calum the Cartoon Cockroach trail and other fun educational features plus go underground in the eerie St Margaret's Cave too: in the car park, believe it or not!
The Black Watch Castle and Museum A family friendly military museum housed in a dramatic castle, full of uniforms, paintings, medals and military equipment. Learn the history of an elite military regiment that spans nearly 300 years.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery One of the oldest museum collections in the UK with a changing exhibition programme that explores the creativity and heritage of Perthshire. Unique collection of art, natural history and archaeology on display and free activities in the galleries.
The Dick Institute The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
Kilmartin House Museum An award winning world class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands on activities, including their popular quern stones, and the stone axe polisher!
National War Museum Explore over 400 years of Scottish military history within the historic setting of Edinburgh castle. A number of excellent displays that are full of numerous artefacts, will help you discover how war has left its mark on Scotland.
Museum on the Mound Want to see a million pounds or Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh or crack open a safe? You can do this and more at the Museum on the Mound. Free to visit!
National Museum of Scotland Has loads of stuff that kids will love, like the life size T Rex, costumed deep sea diving game, Viking Tour and mock archaeological dig site, and more! As educational as you want to make it: lots to learn but lots to just goggle at too!
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. Re Opening Late 2016.
Museum of Childhood Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane!
The People's Story Museum Explore the lives of ordinary people in Edinburgh from the late 18th century to present day, in an historic building built in 1591. Plenty to see and do, open all year, and free to visit!
The Museum of Edinburgh A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Our Dynamic Earth Thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of Planet Earth to life at Edinburgh's 5 star visitor attraction for families.
West Highland Museum One of the oldest museums in the highlands, full of exhibitions and information about the history of the area. There is also a collection relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. Free to visit.
Methil Heritage Centre This child friendly and volunteer run museum often hosts fun, family-oriented exhibitions with lots of activities to take part in for toddlers upwards. Exhibitions regularly change, so plan ahead if you can!
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
Treasures Of The Earth An award winning collection of priceless gemstones and crystals in an atmospheric recreation of caves caverns and mines. Plus see stunning effects of light and refraction in The UV Cave!
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum A museum with an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculptures including gravestons and rare architectural fragments. Fun sheets for the kids to complete. Something a little different, but fascinating.
Prestongrange Museum A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
National Mining Museum Scotland Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Dundee Science Centre Immerse yourself in their interactive exhibitions! Move a ball with the power of your mind; Enjoy dramatic science demonstrations; See yourself in infrared; Morph yourself into an ape; Investigate a crime; Try keyhole surgery or Take part in a science show!
Dundee Museum of Transport Opening 26 April 2014 at this temporary location, this new Museum will be dedicated to the transport heritage of Tayside and beyond.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Museum telling of life in the past in Sanquhar. Open April to September.
Museum of Lead Mining Visit a real lead mine and learn about the processes and experience. Guided tours down a former working mine. Situated in The Lowther Hills at Wanlockhead, Scotland's Highest Village. Gold Panning available during July and August each year!
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park All included in the admission price: drive-through animal reserve, sea lion show, bird of prey centre with daily flying demonstration, boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, Pets Farm, elephant habitat, and a brand new adventure playground for 2016!
Argaty Red Kites Visit the only red kite feeding station in central Scotland and watch these wonderful birds flying. There is a hide to watch from, with ranger led visits at feeding time. Dogs on leads welcome.
World of Wings Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre features over 80 birds, including hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. Daily flying demonstrations to enjoy. Experiences (including family packages) and Falconry lessons available too!
Highland Safaris - a unique 5 star Visitor Attraction combining Scotland's newest Wildlife attraction the Red Deer Centre with inspiring walking and Biking activities including Bike Hire, Gold and Gem Panning Centre and exhilarating Land Rover Safaris
Briarlands Farm A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Fun activities for the family to enjoy including Jumping Pillows, large and small pedal go kart tracks, animal paddocks, animal tours, an indoor craft area and tots play area.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Aberfoyle with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Central can enjoy the great day out as well.
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