9 Best Museums and Art Galleries In The Highlands Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In The Highlands

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in The Highlands in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 9 The Highlands museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tours and river cruises. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Loch Ness monster model at Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

  • Drumnadrochit
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A 5 Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction, the exhibition has been open for over 30 years and consists of 6 themed rooms all telling their own story...

Exhibition room at Treasures Of The Earth in Durham

Treasures Of The Earth

  • Fort William
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Treasures Of The Earth explore the painstakingly recreated caverns, caves and mining scenes and discover the amazing crystals and geodes u to 7ft...

Outside view of Armadale Castle and Grounds in Isle of Skye

Armadale Castle and Grounds

  • Isle of Skye
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Armadale Castle and Grounds The 20,000-acre Clan Donald Skye highland estate is home to the Armadale Castle Ruins surrounded by a 40 acres woodland g...

Outside view of West Highland Museum in Fort William

West Highland Museum

  • Fort William
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

West Highland Museum gives you the chance to find out everything about the region, including the historic Fort William, where it is based. Learn abou...

Entrance to Highland Museum Of Childhood in Strathpeffer

Highland Museum Of Childhood

  • Strathpeffer
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Highland Museum Of Childhood tells the story of childhood in the Highlands. It is home to the comprehensive Angela Kellie Doll Collection. Costume, c...

Outside view of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

  • Inverness
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore the history of the Scottish Highlands from a whole new interactive light! The museum is home to a wide range of artefacts and activities for...

Old school house at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore

Highland Folk Museum

  • Newtonmore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Highland Folk Museum has transformed 300 years of history by recreating a thriving 1700's township, of heather thatched turf houses with open pea...

Aeroplanes at Highland Aviation Museum in Inverness

Highland Aviation Museum

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Highland Aviation Museum has a number of aircraft, aircraft cockpits, engines and other exhibits outside, as well as a fire engine. Many of the cockp...

Outside view of The Highlanders Museum in Inverness

The Highlanders Museum

  • Inverness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Highlanders Museum traces the history of the Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seafort and C...

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