A Museums & Art Galleries in Moray
Elgin Museum is run by The Moray Society and is Moray's oldest independent museum. It has a spectacular new exhibition, People & Place featuring a thousand years of Scottish history with a Moray perspective. The fossils exhibits and Pictish stones are internationally renowned. From among the museum\'s 36,000 items there is a Roman hoard on display which was discovered on a local dig. The curator, an expert on Roman history, is on hand to share his knowledge. The collection includes important archives such as the George Gordon correspondence and Grant of Wester Elchies papers which consists of correspondence between family members of the Lairds of Wester Elchies (1780 -1920). The estate was a small part of the extensive lands owned by Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk. He sold Wester Elchies mansion and some surrounding lands to Robert Grant, a local lad who made good in Canada and London during 1786. Robert Grant styled himself first Laird of Wester Elchies. His descendants preferred to live at Carron house and were known locally as lairds of Carron. The last laird died in 1952. Other archive papers include some of the writings of Charles Darwin and T. H. Huxley. Recent acquisitions include a set of miniatures of the Parthenon Frieze (The Elgin Marbles) by John Henning.
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Moray is the area that covers the area South of the Moray Firth between Aberdeenshire and Inverness City. Parts of this area also get called Banffshire and Aberdeenshire. It covers a good deal of the Northern and Eastern part of the Whisky trail and includes the area of outstanding natural beauty that is found along the Spey valley. The main city within the area is Elgin with its famous and spectacular cathedral but the whole area is stunning and the Moray Firth coastline has a wild and inspiring atmosphere.