Special Interest: Museums and Art Galleries


  • Argyll

    In addition to the Museums linked below, Private House Stays also is prepared to list the following for your consideration: The Arctic Penguin Maritime Heritage Centre, Kildonan Museum and Heritage Centre, and The Sandaig Museum....view more

  • Donside

    There are two reasonable museums in Alford worth visiting:...view more

  • Dundee

    In addition to the Art Galleries and Museums linked below, Private House Stays also mentions the Barrack Street Museum...view more

  • Dunfermline Area

    There are two minor museums recommended in the Dunfermline area, Burntisland linked below and The Dunfermline District Museum...view more

  • Glasgow

    As you would expect from such a large city as Glasgow, there are many world class Art Galleries and Museums. The two museums of particular note are the Kelvingrove and The Burrell Collection. In addition to the Museums and Art Galleries linked below, Private House Stays has also identified the follo...view more

  • Glencoe and Leven

    There are a couple of museums in the area that help to provide some information about the rich history of an area that was stategically important as a trading route to the highlands. ...view more

  • Lanarkshire

    There are a mass of Museums throughout the Lanarkshire area, maybe because Lanarkshire does have plenty of heritage but is not an area of Scotland that is visited as one of the more glamorous locations. In addition to those linked below, Private House Stays has identified the following for your cons...view more

  • North East Scotland

    In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays recommends the following Art Galleries for your consideration: The Butterworth Gallery, The Lost Gallery, The Meadowlands Gallery, The Monymusk Art Centre, The Syllavethy Gallery and Candacraig Gardens & Gallery In addition to the...view more

  • Moray

    The one art gallery that Private House Stays recommends in the Moray area is The Lantern Gallery of Fine Art in Elgin. There are also a couple of Museums with links below and also The Moray Motor Museum in Elgin ...view more

  • Mull and Iona

    There are 4 small museums in the Mull and Jura region: The Isle of Ulva Heritage Centre - The boathouse, Mull and Iona Folklore Museum in Tobermory, The Old Byre Heritage Centre in Dervaig and Sheilas Cottage on Ulva. We have identified one descent art gallery on Mull, The An Tobar Arts Centre with ...view more

  • Nairnshire

    Private House Stays has identified 4 attractions that we recommend that are sort of Museum related. Findhorn is an eco-village that does have a museum but is an attraction for many different reasons: an attractive location on the Moray Firth, quirky architecture and a fascinating lifestyle for its d...view more

  • Perth and Kinross

    Perth has a couple of Nationally rated Museums and Art Galleries with links below. The Perth Sculpture trail is a city tour that leads you round the public art that has been enthusiastically developed in the citys open spaces. The trail extends through a mile of beautiful riverside parkland. In Kinr...view more

  • Highland Perthshire

    There are a couple of excellent Museums in Highland Perthshire. In addition to those linked below, Private House Stays has also identified the Highland Folk Park for your consideration....view more

  • Ayrshire

    There seems to almost be a Museum war between Ayrshire and Dumfries to take the most ownership of Robert Burns. Now Burns has made it to be one of Scotlands major icons but rather like the bag-pipes, he makes a fabulous Scottish sound but he is not going to replace the electric guitar! In addition t...view more

  • Shetland

    There are a number of small museums on the islands and some excellent art galleries servicing an enthusiastic group of local artists. The two we have identified are The North Rock Gallery and Vaila Fine Art. The Museums are linked below and also: Bunzie House, Hanseatic Booth, Old Haa, Quendale Mill...view more

  • Skye

    Private House Stays has identified three significant art locations in Skye but there are likely to be several more. Those we have found are: The Laurance Broderick Sculpture Exhibiton, The Orbost Gallery and Trotternish Artist Studio and Gallery. There are a number of Museums that tell the stories o...view more

  • Stirling

    The major art gallery in Stirling is the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre has recently been greatly upgraded with audio-visual installations and much Scottish Nationalist hype. In addition to the Museums linked below there is also the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Mu...view more

  • Dumfriesshire

    In addition to the Art Galleries and Museums with links below, Private House Stays also lists the following for your consideration: Gracefield Arts Centre, Mill on the Fleet Art Gallery, North Glen Gallery, The Christian Heritage museum, Ellisland Farm, The Glenluce Motor Museum and The Moffat, Newt...view more

  • Oban

    Kranenburg Fine Arts is the recommended art gallery in Oban and Oban has its own museum which has some nice old photographs of visits by Queen Victoria and the building of the railway line in to the town....view more

  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    There are a couple of excellent Museum related attractions within the Lothians area which realistically you will need a car to find. However the real jewel is the Sculpture Park at Jupiter Artland. This is well worth the effort to find and the quirky winniebagoe cafe serves good food....view more

  • Central and Stirling

    Private House Stays has identified the following locations in the Stirlingshire area for your consideration in addition to the links below: The Mill Trail Centre, The Breadalbane Folklore Centre, Dollar Museum, Grangemouth Museum and The Kinneil Museum...view more

  • Strathclyde

    Although within the Greater Glasgow metropolis, The House for an Art Lover is easiest accessed from the western Strathclyde side of Glasgow and is greatly recommended and this also applies to The Burrell art collection that is found just off the M77 motorway. There are also a number of specialist an...view more

  • Balmoral

    There are two art galleries worth mentioning in the Balmoral area: The McEwan Gallery and The Milton Art Gallery and the significant museum is the The Old Royal Station museum that has recently been destroyed by fire but hopefully will be restored soon....view more

  • Scottish Borders

    There are a couple of Art Galleries worthy of your consideration: The Flat Cat Gallery, The Kittiwake Gallery, The Tom Davidson Gallery and The Vennel Gallery. There are also a number of smallish museums throughout the Borders - most of the towns have their own to display artifacts from various pil...view more

  • East Sutherland

    In addition to the museums linked below, Private House Stays has also identified the History Links Museum, Tain Through Time and the Tarbat Discovery Centre in Portmahomack for your consideration and the art gallery for Stephen Hayward Wood Carving....view more

  • Fife

    There are a number of smallish museums in Fife towns that are not especially significant but still interesting for those wanting a greater understanding of the history of the area. These include Buckhaven museum, The Carnegie Museum, Inverkeithing Museum, Kirkcaldy Museum, Laing Museum and Methill H...view more

  • Arran

    Arran should be explored on foot, but it has been known to be raining at times and a few indoor options are linked below. Perhaps, as attractions, not the best that Scotland has to offer but interesting nevertheless. The Balmichael Visitor Centre is the centre for the alternative way to explore - by...view more

  • Edinburgh City Centre

    The City of Edinburgh Council Museums and Galleries is made up of thirteen varied and fascinating venues. In addition, the service looks after around 200 historic monuments and attractions throughout Edinburgh. In addition to the art Galleries and Museums linked below, Private House Stays also recom...view more

  • Orkney

    There are a number of small museums throughout the Orkneys, all that have their merit. A few are linked below, the others are: Click Mill in Dounby - a surviving horizontal water mill in working order, Orkney Maritime and Natural History Museum, Orkney Wireless Museum, Tankerness House Museum in Kir...view more

  • Caithness

    In addition to those linked below, Caithness has a number of Art Galleries and Museums worthy of your consideration: North Shore Pottery Mill, Lyth Arts Centre, Swanson Art Gallery, Dounreay Exhibiton Centre, Laidhay Croft Museum, Last House in Scotland Museum, Flow Country Visitor Centre, Mary Anns...view more

  • East Neuk Villages

    In addition to the Museums and Art Galleries linked below, Private House Stays has also identified the following for your consideration: Jerdan Gallery...view more

  • East Lothian

    The National Museum of Flight is the most significant museum within the East Lothian area. Our opinion is that it can be looked at as being quite expensive, but it is home to a decommissioned concorde and some very early flying machines and keeps children entertained for several hours. In addition t...view more

  • Inverness

    As you would expect from a large, prosperous city, there are plenty of Museums, Art Galleries and other culture to be found. In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: The Amazon Museum Ship and The Highlanders Regimental Museum....view more

  • Outer Hebrides

    The outer Hebrides is a magnet for artists and there are consequently some fine art galleries around. Private House stays has links to 2 below and has also identified The Harbour View Gallery on Lewis. There are also a number of small museums dotted around the islands that explain the culture that g...view more

  • Angus

    In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Brechin Museum, Meffan Gallery, Forfar Museum, Glenesk Folk Museum, Kirriemuir Aviation Museum, Mill of Benholm, Montrose Museum, Pictavia Museum Brechin and William Lamb Memorial Studio...view more

  • Morar

    There are three Museums within the Morar area that can help will filling in information about its fascinating history. The Land, Sea and Islands Centre in Arisaig, The Glenfinnan Station Museum and The Mallaig Heritage Centre....view more

  • Aberdeen

    As you would expect from a large, prosperous city, there are plenty of Museums, Art Galleries and other culture to be found. In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Provost Skenes House, Glover House, Gordon Highlanders Regime...view more