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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. 

The return dates may change as part of the Accreditation review; any alternations will be communicated and would push the submission date further into the future.

Museum

Accreditation number 

Next return due on

Aberdeen Art Gallery

1296

28 March 2019

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

1297

28 March 2019

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

1095

13 December 2019

Achadh an Droighinn/Auchindrain

1263

04 February 2019

Albion Archive

1390

09 April 2018

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

1151

28 March 2019

Alyth Museum

900

31 January 2018

Anatomy Museum, University of Edinburgh

2342

28 March 2019

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

438

28 August 2020

Annan Museum

1496

04 June 2018

Annet House Museum

264

02 October 2017

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

1033

13 December 2019

Arbuthnot Museum

1089

13 December 2019

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

1148

28 March 2019

Art Collection, University of Stirling

1487

28 March 2019

Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove

1112

28 August 2020

Auld Kirk Museum

1129

28 March 2019

Baird Institute Museum

521

10 April 2020

Banchory Museum

1093

13 December 2019

Bell Pettigrew Museum, University of St Andrews

1287

13 December 2019

Bennie Museum

469

02 October 2017

Bernera Museum

458

08 April 2019

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

1385

16 February 2018

Blackridge Community Museum

1898

31 January 2018

Borders Textile Towerhouse

1637

15 February 2018

Brechin Town House Museum

1036

13 December 2019

British Golf Museum

1261

28 March 2019

Brodick Castle

1492

10 December 2018

Broughton House

1267

10 December 2018

Broughty Castle

1134

14 February 2020

Broxburn Community Museum

2172

31 January 2018

Buckhaven Museum

1080

31 January 2018

Burns House Museum

2186

10 April 2020

Burntisland Museum

1081

31 January 2018

Burrell Collection

1113

28 August 2020

Bute Museum

1282

04 February 2019

Caithness Horizons

2244

08 October 2018

Callendar House

1102

14 August 2019

Campbeltown Museum

1383

10 August 2018

Castle Douglas Art Gallery

1131

04 June 2018

Castle of St John Visitor Centre

1107

04 June 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 January 2018

Cockburn Museum of Geology, University of Edinburgh

1642

28 March 2019

Coldstream Museum

1310

11 February 2018

Colzium Museum

1077

10 April 2020

Corrigall Farm Museum

1301

04 June 2018

Crail Museum

208

28 August 2020

Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture

1982

09 April 2018

Cromarty Courthouse Museum

41

10 August 2018

Culross Palace

1491

10 December 2018

Cumbernauld Museum

1925

10 April 2020

Dalgarven Mill

2062

08 October 2018

David Livingstone Centre

18

10 December 2018

Dean Castle

1150

10 April 2020

Denny Ship Model Test Tank

292

11 October 2019

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery

1149

10 April 2020

Dingwall Museum

1284

10 August 2018

Discovery Point

1307

14 August 2019

Douglas Heritage Museum

333

09 April 2018

Duff House

1915

08 April 2019

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

2235

04 February 2019

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

1138

04 June 2018

Dunbar Town House Museum

2159

30 October 2020

Dunbeath Heritage Centre

2035

28 March 2019

Dunblane Museum

457

02 October 2017

Dunollie House

2300

02 October 2017

Edinburgh City Art Centre

1124

30 October 2020

Elgin Museum

33

10 August 2018

Eyemouth Museum

275

09 April 2018

Falconer Museum

1403

14 February 2020

Fergusson Gallery

484

31 January 2018

Fife Folk Museum

451

02 October 2017

Fine Art Collections, University of Edinburgh

1638

28 March 2019

Fyvie Castle

1493

10 December 2018

Gairloch Heritage Museum

20

28 March 2019

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

2050

28 August 2020

George Waterston Memorial Centre

463

08 April 2019

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

2161

28 August 2020

Glasgow School Of Art

1948

14 February 2020

Glasgow Women's Library

2204

10 August 2018

Glencoe Folk Museum

479

08 October 2018

Glenfinnan Station Museum

459

08 October 2018

Gordon Highlanders Museum

86

11 October 2019

Gracefield Arts Centre

550

04 June 2018

Grampian Transport Museum

1022

11 October 2019

Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre

336

14 August 2019

Groam House Museum

1285

30 October 2020

Halliwell's House Museum

1087

08 February 2018

Hawick Museum and The Scott Gallery

1096

10 February 2018

Heriot Watt University Museum and Archives

1269

28 March 2019

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

2094

14 August 2019

Highland Museum of Childhood

48

13 December 2019

Historic Environment Scotland  - museum authority

N/A

14 February 2020

Historylinks Museum

2052

11 October 2019

House of Dun

1495

10 December 2018

Hugh Miller's Cottage

1494

10 December 2018

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

1100

14 August 2019

Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

37

08 October 2018

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

1098

12 February 2018

Jim Clark Room

1311

14 February 2018

John Gray Centre Museum

2312

31 January 2018

John Muir's Birthplace

2160

30 October 2020

John Paul Jones Museum

1747

08 April 2019

Kilmartin Museum

178

28 March 2019

Kilsyth's Heritage

1078

10 April 2020

Kings Museum, University of Aberdeen

1024

12 June 2020

Kinneil Museum and Roman Fortlet

1103

14 August 2019

Kirbuster Farm Museum

1302

04 June 2018

Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery

1079

31 January 2018

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum

2034

13 December 2019

Laing Museum

1111

31 January 2018

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh City Museums

1127

30 October 2020

Leadhills Miners Library

2076

09 April 2018

Lillie Art Gallery

903

28 March 2019

Lismore Museum

2287

11 October 2019

Low Parks Museum

460

31 January 2018

Maclaurin Art Gallery

481

08 April 2019

Mallaig Heritage Centre

410

10 August 2018

Mary Queen of Scots' House and Visitor Centre

1099

13 February 2018

Mclean Museum and Art Gallery

1274

30 October 2020

McManus Galleries

1132

14 February 2020

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery

1035

13 December 2019

Melrose Abbey Commendator's House

2072

08 April 2019

Methil Heritage Centre

246

31 January 2018

Mills Observatory

1135

14 February 2020

Mintlaw Discovery Centre

2197

13 December 2019

Moffat Museum

474

11 October 2019

Montrose Air Station Museum

450

04 February 2019

Montrose Museum

1031

13 December 2019

Mull Museum

1281

04 February 2019

Museum Collections, University of Dundee

1704

28 March 2019

Museum Nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit

1147

14 February 2020

Museum Nan Eilean, Steòrnabhagh

1146

14 February 2020

Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh City Museums

1126

30 October 2020

Museum of Communication

1927

28 August 2020

Museum of Edinburgh

1121

30 October 2020

Museum of Islay Life

462

08 April 2019

Museum of Lead Mining

1020

31 January 2018

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

2168

14 February 2020

Museum of Scottish Railways

1295

14 August 2019

Museum of The Cumbraes

412

10 April 2020

Museum of the Isles

1277

28 March 2019

Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland

2356

13 December 2019

Museum of the University of St Andrews

2211

13 December 2019

Nairn Museum

64

10 August 2018

National Mining Museum Scotland

453

28 March 2019

Ness Heritage Centre

471

08 October 2018

North Ayrshire Museum

413

10 April 2020

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

1924

10 April 2020

Oban War & Peace Museum

2269

04 February 2019

Old Bridge House Museum

1141

04 June 2018

Old Gala House Museum

1088

09 February 2018

Old Haa

455

02 October 2017

Orkney Museum, Tankerness House

1300

04 June 2018

Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, including the Coats Observatory

476

14 February 2020

Paxton House

1278

09 April 2018

People's Palace Museum

1117

28 August 2020

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

898

31 January 2018

Pier Arts Centre

452

14 August 2019

Pittencrieff House Museum

1038

31 January 2018

Pollok House

1114

10 December 2018

Portsoy Salmon Bothy

2270

04 February 2019

Prestongrange Museum

454

30 October 2020

Provand's Lordship

1115

28 August 2020

Provost Skene's House

1299

28 March 2019

Queensferry Museum, Edinburgh City Museums

1123

30 October 2020

Ravenspoint Museum

2330

08 April 2019

Regimental Museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

65

10 August 2018

Renfrew Museum

2074

14 February 2020

Riverside Museum

1118

28 August 2020

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

2063

10 December 2018

Robert Burns Centre

1140

04 June 2018

Robert Burns House

1139

04 June 2018

Robert Gordon University Collections

2183

13 December 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

2327

04 February 2019

Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum

1271

14 August 2019

Royal Scots Regimental Museum

901

04 February 2019

Royal Scottish Academy

1279

10 April 2020

Rozelle House

480

28 August 2020

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

1143

04 June 2018

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre

1303

04 June 2018

Scotland Street School Museum

1415

28 August 2020

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

Shetland Crofthouse Museum

1305

31 January 2018

Shetland Museum

1304

31 January 2018

Shetland Textile Museum

1794

02 October 2017

Shotts Heritage Centre

1926

10 April 2020

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

728

05 February 2018

Skara Brae Visitor Centre

2073

08 April 2019

St Andrews Museum

1110

31 January 2018

St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

445

02 October 2017

St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments

1640

28 March 2019

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

1480

28 August 2020

St Ronan's Wells Interpretation Centre

905

07 February 2018

Stewartry Museum

1130

04 June 2018

Stirling Smith Smith Art Gallery and Museum

16

28 March 2019

Stranraer Museum

1106

04 June 2018

Strathnaver Museum

67

11 October 2019

Stromness Museum

467

08 October 2018

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

1280

10 April 2020

Surgeons' Hall Museums

2112

28 August 2020

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre

1481

04 February 2019

Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnain

89

08 October 2018

Tain And District Museum

1283

11 October 2019

Tangwick Haa Museum

685

08 April 2019

Tarbat Discovery Centre

2051

11 October 2019

The Atholl Country Life Museum

2214

31 January 2018

The Black Watch Castle & Museum

676

10 August 2018

The Highlanders Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection)

1272

04 February 2019

The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

1023

14 August 2019

The Insch Connection

2009

08 April 2019

The People's Story

1125

30 October 2020

The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum

30

09 April 2018

The Scottish Crannog Centre

2367

30 October 2020

The Tall Ship at Riverside

2103

14 August 2019

Thirlestane Castle

1021

02 October 2017

Timespan Heritage Centre

448

14 February 2020

Tolbooth Art Centre

1485

04 June 2018

Tolbooth Museum

2313

28 March 2019

Trimontium Museum

1707

31 October 2017

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery

904

06 February 2018

Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre

475

11 October 2019

University of Aberdeen Geology Collection

1028

12 June 2020

University of Aberdeen Herbarium

1027

12 June 2020

University of Aberdeen Natural Philosophy Collection

1030

12 June 2020

University of Aberdeen Pathology & Forensic Medicine Collection

2108

12 June 2020

University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum

1026

12 June 2020

University of Aberdeen, Anatomy Museum

1029

12 June 2020

Unst Boat Haven

2090

02 October 2017

Unst Heritage Centre

2089

02 October 2017

West Highland Museum

68

08 April 2019

West Kilbride Museum

522

08 October 2018

Westray Heritage Centre

2366

14 February 2020

Whitburn Community Museum

1897

31 January 2018

Whithorn Trust

473

08 April 2019

William Lamb Sculpture Studio

1032

13 December 2019

Writers Museum, Edinburgh City Museums

1122

30 October 2020