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Accredited museums in Scotland

Accredited museums in Scotland

Museums interested in applying to join the Accreditation Scheme first have to complete an eligibility questionnaire. For museums in Scotland, the completed form should be returned to MGS. We will assess this and confirm whether a museum is eligible to apply for Accreditation. If eligible the museum will be awarded the formal status of Working Towards Accreditation. The museum will then be invited to submit an application within 12 months

There are currently 249 museums in Scotland who hold the Accreditation Standard, ranging from large national institutions to small volunteer-run museums. The full list can be viewed below.

 

Museum
Accreditation number 
Next return due on
Abbot House Heritage Centre  565 25 September 2016
Aberdeen Art Gallery 1296 30 May 2019
Aberdeen Maritime Museum 1297 30 May 2019
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum 1095 14 October 2016
Aberdeenshire Heritage-Mintlaw 2197 14 October 2016
Albion Archive 1390 14 January 2018
Almond Valley Heritage Centre 1151 28 March 2019
Alyth Museum 900 31 August 2017
Anatomy Museum, University of Edinburgh 2342 28 March 2019
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum 438 28 February 2017
Annan Museum 1496 14 March 2018
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum 1033 13 December 2019
Arbuthnot Museum 1089 14 October 2016
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum 1148 30 May 2019
Art Collection, University of Stirling 1487 30 May 2019
Auchindrain 1263 14 November 2018
Auld Kirk Museum 1129 30 May 2019
Baird Institute Museum 521 14 October 2016
Banchory Museum 1093 14 October 2016
Bell Pettigrew Museum, University of St Andrews 1287 14 October 2016
Bennie Museum 469 30 June 2017
Bernera Museum 458 31 January 2019
Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum 1385 16 October 2016
Blackridge Community Museum 1898 31 August 2017
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway 1295 14 August 2019
Borders Textile Towerhouse 1637 31 October 2017
Brechin Town House Museum 1036 13 December 2019
British Golf Museum 1261 28 March 2019
Brodick Castle 1492 14 September 2018
Broughton House 1267 14 September 2018
Broughty Castle 1134 14 August 2016
Broxburn Community Museum 2172 31 August 2017
Buckhaven Museum 1080 14 December 2016
Burns House Museum 2186 14 October 2016
Burntisland Museum 1081 14 December 2016
Burrell Collection 1113 28 February 2017
Bute Museum 1282 14 November 2018
Caithness Horizons 2244 14 July 2018
Callendar House 1102 14 August 2019
Campbeltown Museum 1383 14 May 2018
Castle Douglas Art Gallery 1131 14 March 2018
Castle of St John Visitor Centre 1107 14 March 2018
Centre for Research Collections and Art Collection, University of Edinburgh 2341 28 March 2019
Clan Macpherson Museum 100 11 October 2019
Clydebank Museum 1483 31 August 2017
Cockburn Museum of Geology, University of Edinburgh 1642 28 March 2019
Coldstream Museum 1310 31 October 2017
Colzium Museum 1077 14 October 2016
Corrigall Farm Museum 1301 14 March 2018
Crail Museum 208 28 February 2017
Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture 1982 14 January 2018
Cromarty Courthouse Museum 41 14 May 2018
Culross Palace 1491 14 September 2018
Cumbernauld Museum 1925 14 October 2016
Dalgarven Mill 2062 14 July 2018
David Livingstone Centre 18 25 September 2016
Dean Castle 1150 14 October 2016
Denny Ship Model Test Tank 292 11 October 2019
Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery 1149 14 October 2016
Dingwall Museum 1284 14 May 2018
Discovery Point 1307 14 August 2019
Doon Valley Museum 2187 14 October 2016
Douglas Heritage Museum 333 14 January 2018
Duff House 1915 31 January 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum  2235 14 November 2018
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura 1138 14 March 2018
Dunbar Town House Museum 2159 30 April 2017
Dunbeath Heritage Centre 2035 30 May 2019
Dunblane Museum 457 30 June 2017
Dunollie House 2300 30 June 2017
Edinburgh City Art Centre 1124 30 April 2017
Elgin Museum 33 14 May 2018
Eyemouth Museum 275 14 January 2018
Falconer Museum  1403 14 October 2016
Fergusson Gallery 484 31 August 2017
Fife Folk Museum 451 30 June 2017
Fine Art Collections, University of Edinburgh 1638 28 March 2019
Fyvie Castle 1493 14 September 2018
Gairloch Heritage Museum 20 30 May 2019
Gallery of Modern Art 2050 28 February 2017
George Waterston Memorial Centre 463 31 January 2019
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 2161 28 February 2017
Glasgow School Of Art 1948 14 August 2016
Glasgow Women's Library 2204 14 May 2018
Glencoe Folk Museum 479 14 July 2018
Glenfinnan Station Museum 459 14 July 2018
Gordon Highlanders Museum 86 11 October 2019
Gracefield Arts Centre 550 14 March 2018
Grampian Transport Museum 1022 11 October 2019
Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre 336 14 August 2019
Groam House Museum 1285 30 April 2017
Halliwell's House Museum 1087 31 October 2017
Hawick Museum and The Scott Gallery 1096 31 October 2017
Heriot Watt University Museum and Archives 1269 30 May 2019
Highland Folk Museum 2094 14 August 2019
Highland Museum of Childhood 48 13 December 2019
Historylinks Museum 2052 11 October 2019
House of Dun 1495 14 September 2018
Hugh Miller's Cottage 1494 14 September 2018
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery 1100 14 August 2019
Isle of Arran Heritage Museum  37 14 July 2018
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum 1098 31 October 2017
Jim Clark Room 1311 31 October 2017
John Gray Centre Museum  2312 30 April 2017
John Muir's Birthplace 2160 30 April 2017
John Paul Jones Museum 1747 31 January 2019
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 1112 28 February 2017
Kilmartin Museum 178 30 May 2019
Kilsyth's Heritage 1078 14 October 2016
Kinneil Museum and Roman Fortlet 1103 14 August 2019
Kirbuster Farm Museum 1302 14 March 2018
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery 1079 14 December 2016
Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum 2034 13 December 2019
Laing Museum 1111 14 December 2016
Lauriston Castle 1127 30 April 2017
Leadhills Miners Library 2076 14 January 2018
Lillie Art Gallery 903 30 May 2019
Linlithgow Story 264 30 June 2017
Lismore Museum 2287 11 October 2019
Low Parks Museum 460 31 August 2017
Maclaurin Art Gallery 481 31 January 2019
Mallaig Heritage Centre 410 14 May 2018
Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen 1024 14 December 2016
Mary Queen of Scots' House and Visitor Centre 1099 31 October 2017
Mclean Museum and Art Gallery 1274 30 April 2017
Mcmanus Galleries 1132 14 August 2016
Meffan Museum and Art Gallery 1035 13 December 2019
Melrose Abbey Commendator's House 2072 31 January 2019
Methil Heritage Centre 246 14 December 2016
Mills Observatory 1135 14 August 2016
Moffat Museum 474 11 October 2019
Montrose Air Station Museum 450 14 November 2018
Montrose Museum 1031 13 December 2019
Mull Museum 1281 14 November 2018
Museum Collections, University of Dundee 1704 30 May 2019
Museum Nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit 1147 14 August 2016
Museum Nan Eilean, Steòrnabhagh 1146 25 September 2016
Museum of Childhood 1126 30 April 2017
Museum of Communication 1927 28 February 2017
Museum of Edinburgh 1121 30 April 2017
Museum of Islay Life 462 31 January 2019
Museum of Lead Mining 1020 31 August 2017
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses 2168 14 August 2016
Museum of The Cumbraes 412 14 October 2016
Museum of the Isles 1277 30 May 2019
Museum of the University of St Andrews 2211 14 October 2016
Nairn Museum 64 14 May 2018
National Mining Museum Scotland 453 28 March 2019
National Museum of Flight 1573 28 March 2019
National Museum of Rural Life 2081 28 March 2019
National Museum of Scotland 1570 28 March 2019
National War Museum 1572 28 March 2019
Ness Heritage Centre 471 14 July 2018
North Ayrshire Museum 413 14 October 2016
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre 1924 14 October 2016
Oban War & Peace Museum 2269 14 November 2018
Old Bridge House Museum 1141 14 March 2018
Old Gala House Museum 1088 31 October 2017
Old Haa 455 30 June 2017
Orkney Museum 1300 14 March 2018
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery 476 14 December 2016
Paxton House 1278 14 January 2018
People's Palace Museum 1117 28 February 2017
Perth Museum and Art Gallery 898 31 August 2017
Pier Arts Centre 452 14 August 2019
Pittencrieff House Museum 1038 14 December 2016
Pollok House 1114 14 September 2016
Portsoy Salmon Bothy 2270 14 November 2018
Prestongrange Museum 454 30 April 2017
Provand's Lordship 1115 28 February 2017
Provost Skene's House 1299 30 May 2019
Queensferry Museum 1123 30 April 2017
Ravenspoint Museum 2330 31 January 2019
Regimental Museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 65 14 May 2018
Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments 1639 28 March 2019
Renfrew Museum 2074 14 December 2016
Riverside Museum 1118 28 February 2017
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum 2063 14 September 2018
Robert Burns Centre 1140 14 March 2018
Robert Burns House 1139 14 March 2018
Robert Gordon University Collections 2183 13 December 2019
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2327 14 November 2018
Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum 1271 14 August 2019
Royal Scots Regimental Museum 901 14 November 2018
Royal Scottish Academy 1279 14 October 2016
Rozelle House 480 28 February 2017
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum 1143 14 March 2018
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre 1303 14 March 2018
Scotland Street School Museum 1415 28 February 2017
Scotland's Jute Museum@ Verdant Works 1308 14 August 2019
Scottish Fisheries Museum 1262 28 March 2019
Scottish Football Museum 2198 28 March 2019
Scottish Maritime Museum 291 11 October 2019
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art   1578 30 May 2019
Scottish National Gallery   1576 30 May 2019
Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1577 30 May 2019
Shetland Crofthouse Museum 1305 31 August 2017
Shetland Museum 1304 31 August 2017
Shetland Textile Museum 1794 30 June 2017
Shotts Heritage Centre 1926 14 October 2016
Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom 728 31 October 2017
Skara Brae Visitor Centre 2073 31 January 2019
St Andrews Museum 1110 14 December 2016
St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum 445 30 June 2017
St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments 1640 28 March 2019
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art 1480 28 February 2017
St Ronan's Wells Interpretation Centre 905 31 October 2017
Stewartry Museum 1130 14 March 2018
Stirling Smith Smith Art Gallery and Museum 16 28 March 2019
Stranraer Museum 1106 14 March 2018
Strathnaver Museum 67 11 October 2019
Stromness Museum 467 14 July 2018
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life 1280 14 October 2016
Surgeons' Hall Museums 2112 28 February 2017
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre 1481 14 November 2018
Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnain 89 14 July 2018
Tain And District Museum 1283 11 October 2019
Tangwick Haa Museum 685 31 January 2019
Tarbat Discovery Centre 2051 11 October 2019
The Atholl Country Life Museum 2214 31 August 2017
The Black Watch Museum 676 14 May 2018
The Gateway Galleries 2213 14 October 2016
The Highlanders Museum 1272 14 November 2018
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 1023 14 August 2019
The Insch Connection 2009 31 January 2019
The People's Story 1125 30 April 2017
The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum 30 14 January 2018
The Tall Ship at Riverside 2103 14 August 2019
Thirlestane Castle 1021 11 June 2016
Timespan Heritage Centre 448 14 August 2016
Tolbooth Art Centre 1485 14 March 2018
Tolbooth Museum  2313 30 May 2019
Trimontium Museum 1707 30 June 2017
Tweeddale Museum and Gallery 904 31 October 2017
Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre 475 11 October 2019
University of Aberdeen, Anatomy Museum 1029 14 December 2016
University of Aberdeen, Geology Collection 1028 14 December 2016
University of Aberdeen, Herbarium 1027 14 December 2016
University of Aberdeen, Natural Philosophy Collection 1030 14 December 2016
University of Aberdeen, Pathology & Forensic Medicine Collection 2108 14 December 2016
University of Aberdeen, Zoology Museum 1026 14 December 2016
Unst Boat Haven 2090 30 June 2017
Unst Heritage Centre 2089 30 June 2017
West Highland Museum 68 31 January 2019
West Kilbride Museum 522 14 July 2018
Whitburn Community Museum 1897 31 August 2017
Whithorn Trust 473 31 January 2019
William Lamb Sculpture Studio 1032 13 December 2019
Writers Museum, Edinburgh City Museums 1122 30 April 2017