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Local History & Local Culture Museums in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Southern Scotland

Included below are Local history & local culture museums, such as Museum of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Southern Scotland. The Local history & cultural museums depict the lives of our predecessors through displays, photographs and exhibitions.

Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh


The Museum of Edinburgh, a free treasure trove of iconic items from Scotland’s past, sits on Canongate in the city. The museum houses important collections relating to the history of the city from pre-historic times right up until the present day,... more

Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow


Scotland Street School, Museum of Education was built in the early 1900s, the building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The collections relate to education in Scotland from 1872 to the present day and include furniture, books, photographs,... more

Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum, 53 High Street, South Queensferry, West Lothian

53 High Street, South Queensferry


Queensferry Museum is situated in the historic former Royal Burgh of Queensferry, the museum commands magnificent views of the great bridges spanning the Forth. The museum traces the history of the people of Queensferry and Dalmeny, the historic... more

North Lanarkshire Archives Centre

North Lanarkshire Archives Centre, 1 High Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire

1 High Road, Motherwell


Motherwell Heritage Centre is now the North Lanarkshire Archives Centre. It still has its gallery space, currently with a spring exhibition about local industries and their contribution to civil engineering around the world. The new archives centre... more

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow City

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow


Opened in June 2011, the free Riverside Museum is the stunning home of Glasgow's transport and technology collection. Visitors can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive... more

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Argyle Street, Glasgow


Since re-opening in 2006 following refurbishment, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. There are over 8,000 objects on display in 22 themed galleries, with everything from fine and decorative arts through... more

McLean Museum & Art Gallery

McLean Museum & Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock, Inverclyde

15 Kelly Street, Greenock


The McLean Museum & Art Gallery was founded in 1876 by James McLean, the permanent displays include a collection of objects of ancient and modern local and foreign history. Displays feature the engineer James Watt with ship and engine models, local... more

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Chambers Street, Edinburgh


From Japanese theatre prints to the hunt for the Higgs-bosun particle, there’s no shortage of fascinating rolling exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland. Here you can learn more about the natural world, understand international cultures,... more

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire

High Street, Paisley


The Paisley Museum & Art Galleries is home to the world´s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, a selection of which are always on display. Museum staff demonstrate the weaving techniques on reproductions of the original Jacquard looms used in the... more

People's Palace & Winter Gardens

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Glasgow Green, Glasgow


The People´s Palace Museum and Winter Gardens opened in 1898, the collection displays the historical, social and cultural history of Glasgow, and its people from 1750 to the present. Displays tell the story of the Tobacco Lords who lived in sumptuous... more

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Heritage Way, Coatbridge


It’s blast off at Summerlee Industrial Museum for the whole family, where the ironwork’s old furnaces can still be viewed and you can jump on board Scotland’s only electric tramway. Step back in time to the mid-19th century when the area was dubbed... more

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