Elgin Museum

Elgin Museum
Elgin Museum is probably Scotland’s oldest independent purpose-built museum. It opened in 1843. While the building retains its original features, the displays continue to be updated. The Museum is home to some 36,000 objects relating to the story of Moray and its people at home and abroad.

Current displays include:

  • People and Place, in the Main Gallery – the last 1000 years in Moray.
  • Our Recognised (by the Scottish Government as of special significance) collection of local
  • fossil fish, and reptiles, including early dinosaurs.
  • The Birnie Hoard of Roman silver coins and other artefacts from over ten years of excavation
  • by Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland) and team.
  • Pictish stones from Kinneddar (some 30 examples) and Burghead bulls.
  • Archaeological artefacts from the time of the earliest farmers in Moray.
  • Victorian Moray
  • A changing exhibition of artwork by local artists.

We also welcome:

  • Prearranged visits by school and special interest groups
  • Enquiries about use of the Museum as a venue for marriages, events or corporate receptions.
  • Enquiries about hire of the adjacent hall for meetings or activities.
  • New members to The Moray Society that owns and manages Elgin Museum
  • New volunteers to help with front of house and behind the scenes.
  • Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor (where most of the exhibits are).


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