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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.


Accreditation number 

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Aberdeen Art Gallery 1296 22-Sep-17
Aberdeen Maritime Museum 1297 30-May-19
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum 1095 13-Dec-19
Aberdeenshire Heritage-Mintlaw 2197 13-Dec-19
Albion Archive 1390 09-Apr-18
Almond Valley Heritage Centre 1151 28-Mar-19
Alyth Museum 900 31-Jan-18
Anatomy Museum, University of Edinburgh 2342 28-Mar-19
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum 438 28-Aug-20
Annan Museum 1496 04-Jun-18
Annet House Museum 264 02-Oct-17
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum 1033 13-Dec-19
Arbuthnot Museum 1089 13-Dec-19
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum 1148 30-May-19
Art Collection, University of Stirling 1487 30-May-19
Atholl Country Life Museum 2214 31-Jan-18
Auchindrain 1263 04-Feb-19
Auld Kirk Museum 1129 30-May-19
Baird Institute Museum 521 10-Apr-20
Banchory Museum 1093 13-Dec-19
Bell Pettigrew Museum, University of St Andrews 1287 13-Dec-19
Bennie Museum 469 02-Oct-17
Bernera Museum 458 08-Apr-19
Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum 1385 16-Oct-16
Blackridge Community Museum 1898 31-Jan-18
Borders Textile Towerhouse 1637 05-Feb-18
Brechin Town House Museum 1036 13-Dec-19
British Golf Museum 1261 28-Mar-19
Brodick Castle 1492 10-Dec-18
Broughton House 1267 10-Dec-18
Broughty Castle 1134 14-Feb-20
Broxburn Community Museum 2172 31-Jan-18
Buckhaven Museum 1080 12-Jun-20
Burns House Museum 2186 10-Apr-20
Burntisland Museum 1081 12-Jun-20
Burrell Collection 1113 28-Aug-20
Bute Museum 1282 04-Feb-19
Caithness Horizons 2244 08-Oct-18
Callendar House 1102 14-Aug-19
Campbeltown Museum 1383 08-Aug-18
Castle Douglas Art Gallery 1131 04-Jun-18
Castle of St John Visitor Centre 1107 04-Jun-18
Centre for Research Collections and Art Collection, University of Edinburgh 2341 28-Mar-19
Clan Macpherson Museum 100 11-Oct-19
Clydebank Museum 1483 31-Jan-18
Cockburn Museum of Geology, University of Edinburgh 1642 28-Mar-19
Coldstream Museum 1310 05-Feb-18
Colzium Museum 1077 10-Apr-20
Corrigall Farm Museum 1301 04-Jun-18
Crail Museum 208 28-Aug-20
Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture 1982 09-Apr-18
Cromarty Courthouse Museum 41 08-Aug-18
Culross Palace 1491 10-Dec-18
Cumbernauld Museum 1925 10-Apr-20
Dalgarven Mill 2062 08-Oct-18
David Livingstone Centre 18 10-Dec-19
Dean Castle 1150 10-Apr-20
Denny Ship Model Test Tank 292 11-Oct-19
Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery 1149 10-Apr-20
Dingwall Museum 1284 08-Oct-18
Discovery Point 1307 14-Aug-19
Douglas Heritage Museum 333 09-Apr-18
Duff House 1915 08-Apr-19
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum  2235 04-Feb-19
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura 1138 04-Jun-18
Dunbar Town House Museum 2159 30-Oct-20
Dunbeath Heritage Centre 2035 30-May-19
Dunblane Museum 457 02-Oct-17
Dunollie House 2300 02-Oct-17
Edinburgh City Art Centre 1124 30-Oct-20
Elgin Museum 33 08-Oct-18
Eyemouth Museum 275 09-Apr-18
Falconer Museum  1403 14-Feb-20
Fergusson Gallery 484 31-Jan-18
Fife Folk Museum 451 02-Oct-17
Fine Art Collections, University of Edinburgh 1638 28-Mar-19
Fyvie Castle 1493 10-Dec-18
Gairloch Heritage Museum 20 30-May-19
Gallery of Modern Art 2050 28-Feb-20
George Waterston Memorial Centre 463 08-Apr-19
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 2161 28-Aug-20
Glasgow School Of Art 1948 14-Feb-20
Glasgow Women's Library 2204 08-Aug-18
Glencoe Folk Museum 479 08-Oct-18
Glenfinnan Station Museum 459 08-Oct-18
Gordon Highlanders Museum 86 11-Oct-19
Gracefield Arts Centre 550 04-Jun-18
Grampian Transport Museum 1022 14-Apr-16
Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre 336 14-Aug-19
Groam House Museum 1285 30-Oct-20
Halliwell's House Museum 1087 05-Feb-18
Hawick Museum and The Scott Gallery 1096 05-Feb-18
Heriot Watt University Museum and Archives 1269 30-May-19
Highland Folk Museum 2094 14-Aug-19
Highland Museum of Childhood 48 13-Dec-19
Historylinks Museum 2052 11-Oct-19
House of Dun 1495 10-Dec-18
Hugh Miller's Cottage 1494 10-Dec-18
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery 1100 14-Aug-19
Isle of Arran Heritage Museum  37 08-Oct-18
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum 1098 05-Feb-18
Jim Clark Room 1311 05-Feb-18
John Gray Centre Museum  2312 30-Oct-20
John Muir's Birthplace 2160 30-Oct-20
John Paul Jones Museum 1747 08-Apr-19
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 1112 28-Aug-20
Kilmartin Museum 178 30-May-19
Kilsyth's Heritage 1078 10-Apr-20
Kinneil Museum and Roman Fortlet 1103 14-Aug-19
Kirbuster Farm Museum 1302 04-Jun-18
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery 1079 12-Jun-20
Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum 2034 13-Dec-19
Laing Museum 1111 12-Jun-20
Lauriston Castle 1127 30-Oct-20
Leadhills Miners Library 2076 09-Apr-18
Lillie Art Gallery 903 30-May-19
Lismore Museum 2287 11-Oct-19
Low Parks Museum 460 31-Jan-18
Maclaurin Art Gallery 481 08-Apr-19
Mallaig Heritage Centre 410 08-Aug-18
Mary Queen of Scots' House and Visitor Centre 1099 05-Feb-18
Mclean Museum and Art Gallery 1274 30-Oct-20
Mcmanus Galleries 1132 14-Feb-20
Meffan Museum and Art Gallery 1035 13-Dec-19
Melrose Abbey Commendator's House 2072 08-Apr-19
Methil Heritage Centre 246 14-Dec-16
Mills Observatory 1135 14-Feb-20
Moffat Museum 474 11-Oct-19
Montrose Air Station Museum 450 04-Feb-19
Montrose Museum 1031 13-Dec-19
Mull Museum 1281 04-Feb-19
Museum Collections, University of Dundee 1704 30-May-19
Museum Nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit 1147 14-Feb-20
Museum Nan Eilean, Steòrnabhagh 1146 25-Jan-17
Museum of Childhood 1126 30-Oct-20
Museum of Communication 1927 28-Aug-20
Museum of Edinburgh 1121 30-Oct-20
Museum of Islay Life 462 08-Apr-19
Museum of Lead Mining 1020 31-Jan-18
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses 2168 14-Feb-20
Museum of Scottish Railways 1295 14-Aug-19
Museum of The Cumbraes 412 10-Apr-20
Museum of the Isles 1277 30-May-19
Museum of the Royal Regiment of Scotland 2356 13-Dec-19
Museum of the University of St Andrews 2211 13-Dec-19
Nairn Museum 64 08-Aug-18
National Mining Museum Scotland 453 28-Mar-19
National Museum of Flight 1573 28-Mar-19
National Museum of Rural Life 2081 28-Mar-19
National Museum of Scotland 1570 28-Mar-19
National War Museum 1572 28-Mar-19
Ness Heritage Centre 471 08-Oct-18
North Ayrshire Museum 413 10-Apr-20
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre 1924 10-Apr-20
Oban War & Peace Museum 2269 04-Feb-19
Old Bridge House Museum 1141 04-Jun-18
Old Gala House Museum 1088 05-Feb-18
Old Haa 455 02-Oct-17
Orkney Museum 1300 04-Jun-18
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery 476 14-Feb-20
Paxton House 1278 09-Apr-18
People's Palace Museum 1117 28-Aug-20
Perth Museum and Art Gallery 898 31-Jan-18
Pier Arts Centre 452 14-Aug-19
Pittencrieff House Museum 1038 12-Jun-20
Pollok House 1114 11-Mar-22
Portsoy Salmon Bothy 2270 04-Feb-19
Prestongrange Museum 454 30-Oct-20
Provand's Lordship 1115 28-Aug-20
Provost Skene's House 1299 12-Dec-17
Queensferry Museum 1123 30-Oct-20
Ravenspoint Museum 2330 08-Apr-19
Regimental Museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 65 08-Aug-18
Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments 1639 28-Mar-19
Renfrew Museum 2074 14-Dec-17
Riverside Museum 1118 28-Aug-20
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum 2063 10-Dec-18
Robert Burns Centre 1140 04-Jun-18
Robert Burns House 1139 04-Jun-18
Robert Gordon University Collections 2183 13-Dec-19
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2327 04-Feb-19
Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum 1271 14-Aug-19
Royal Scots Regimental Museum 901 04-Feb-19
Royal Scottish Academy 1279 10-Apr-20
Rozelle House 480 31-Mar-17
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum 1143 04-Jun-18
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre 1303 04-Jun-18
Scotland Street School Museum 1415 28-Aug-20
Scotland's Jute Museum@ Verdant Works 1308 14-Aug-19
Scottish Fisheries Museum 1262 28-Mar-19
Scottish Football Museum 2198 28-Mar-19
Scottish Maritime Museum 291 11-Oct-19
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art   1578 30-May-19
Scottish National Gallery   1576 30-May-19
Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1577 30-May-19
Shetland Crofthouse Museum 1305 31-Jan-18
Shetland Museum 1304 31-Jan-18
Shetland Textile Museum 1794 02-Oct-17
Shotts Heritage Centre 1926 10-Apr-20
Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom 728 05-Feb-18
Skara Brae Visitor Centre 2073 08-Apr-19
St Andrews Museum 1110 12-Jun-20
St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum 445 02-Oct-17
St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments 1640 28-Mar-19
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art 1480 28-Aug-20
St Ronan's Wells Interpretation Centre 905 05-Feb-18
Stewartry Museum 1130 04-Jun-18
Stirling Smith Smith Art Gallery and Museum 16 28-Mar-19
Stranraer Museum 1106 04-Jun-18
Strathnaver Museum 67 11-Oct-19
Stromness Museum 467 08-Oct-18
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life 1280 10-Apr-20
Surgeons' Hall Museums 2112 28-Aug-20
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre 1481 04-Feb-19
Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnain 89 08-Oct-18
Tain And District Museum 1283 11-Oct-19
Tangwick Haa Museum 685 08-Apr-19
Tarbat Discovery Centre 2051 11-Oct-19
The Black Watch Museum 676 08-Aug-18
The Highlanders Museum 1272 04-Feb-19
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 1023 14-Aug-19
The Insch Connection 2009 08-Apr-19
The People's Story 1125 30-Oct-20
The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum 30 08-Apr-19
The Tall Ship at Riverside 2103 14-Aug-19
Thirlestane Castle 1021 02-Oct-17
Timespan Heritage Centre 448 14-Feb-20
Tolbooth Art Centre 1485 04-Jun-18
Tolbooth Museum  2313 30-May-19
Trimontium Museum 1707 02-Oct-17
Tweeddale Museum and Gallery 904 05-Feb-18
Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre 475 11-Oct-19
University of Aberdeen, Anatomy Museum 1029 12-Jun-20
University of Aberdeen, Geology Collection 1028 12-Jun-20
University of Aberdeen, Herbarium 1027 12-Jun-20
University of Aberdeen, Kings Museum 1024 12-Jun-20
University of Aberdeen, Natural Philosophy Collection 1030 12-Jun-20
University of Aberdeen, Pathology & Forensic Medicine Collection 2108 12-Jun-20
University of Aberdeen, Zoology Museum 1026 12-Jun-20
Unst Boat Haven 2090 02-Oct-17
Unst Heritage Centre 2089 02-Oct-17
West Highland Museum 68 08-Apr-19
West Kilbride Museum 522 08-Oct-18
Whitburn Community Museum 1897 31-Jan-18
Whithorn Trust 473 08-Apr-19
William Lamb Sculpture Studio 1032 13-Dec-19
Writers Museum, Edinburgh City Museums 1122 30-Oct-20