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Elgin Museum

Door open days


Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest continuously independent museum. Owned by the Moray Society, it is run almost entirely by volunteers. On display are objects from before the dinosaurs up to the present day, telling Moray’s story, and housed in a Category A listed building.
Built in 1842 as a museum, and by public subscription.


Open 11am - 4pm. Volunteers on hand. New displays for 2017 include Moray’s butterflies, the Spey logboat, WWI in 1917, Birnie updated, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s annual travelling exhibition and the Andrew Doolan Award for the Best Building in Scotland. Free papercraft activity (11am til 1pm only)  – recreate the Museum building in miniature. Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Key Information

Architect: Thomas Mackenzie. A Marshall Mackenzie and Son

Building Date: 1842-1920

Where to find us

  • 1 High Street
  • Elgin
  • IV30 1EQ