Discover the Highlands with Highland Spirit Tours
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery sits behind Inverness Tourist Information Centre. To anyone embarking on a tour of the Highlands, Inverness Museum can help deepen the experience. The Art Gallery has an innovative programme of exhibitions.
The museum moves through the centuries beginning with the geology of the Highlands. Exhibits include a ring made from Scottish Kildonan Gold and a fossilised tree trunk. There are excellent examples of Bronze Age pots and a collection of Pictish stones.
Moving through into the medieval period, there’s a collection of local finds hidden in drawers that will inspire any metal detector. There’s an explanation of the clan system, which is helpful as is an opportunity to learn some Gaelic phrases. The word Slainte is a must for your Highland tour!
Pause at the museum café then spend some time upstairs. There is an important collection of Jacobite relics including snuff boxes with concealed portraits of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Muskets and ammunition abound and this area sets the scene for a visit to Culloden Moor.
Music, especially the fiddle still plays an important part in Highland life. Less relevant, but fascinating is the area related to witchcraft.
There’s a lot to see at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. If you’re staying in the City for a couple of days it’s worth a couple of visits and it’s free.
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
T: 01463 237114