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Museums & Art Galleries Penicuik

Museums and Art Galleries in or near Penicuik, such as National Museum of Scotland and Talbot Rice Gallery are listed below.

National Museum of Scotland

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

Chambers Street, Edinburgh 8.0 miles away

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

Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh 8.1 miles away

The Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of The University of Edinburgh. Established in 1975, it is named after David Talbot Rice, Professor of Fine Art (1934-1972). Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland´s leading public galleries of... more

National War Museum

National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh 8.1 miles away

The National War Museum in Edinburgh is simply unmissable for those with an interest in Scottish soldiers through history. Within the magical setting of the city’s grand, foreboding castle, you’ll hear accounts of glorious victory and miserable... more

The Writers' Museum

The Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 8.2 miles away

The Writers´ Museum is dedicated to Scotland´s great literary figures - Robert Burns (1759-1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895). On display is a collection of manuscripts, first editions, portraits and personal... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh 8.2 miles away

Underlining why Auld Reekie is such a major cultural destination, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s Modern Two gallery sits 15 minutes from Princes Street in Edinburgh in gorgeous parkland and contains a fascinating exploration of the... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh 8.2 miles away

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a magnificent building housing Scotland´s finest collection of 20th and 21st century paintings, sculpture and graphic art. Highlights include works by Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Sickert and Hockney and a... more

City Art Centre

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

2 Market Street, Edinburgh 8.3 miles away

If you plan to visit Edinburgh or are a resident in this beautiful old city, the City Art Centre near Waverley Railway Station is a great way to orientate yourself with the artistic history and heritage of the Scottish capital. With a massive... more

Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh 8.3 miles away

The Museum of Childhood, opened in 1955, was the dream of a local councillor, Patrick Murray. It is a unique treasure house dedicated to children and crammed full of memories of childhood past and present and spread over five floors. Many of the... more

Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Mound, Edinburgh 8.3 miles away

The National Gallery of Scotland was opened in 1859, and houses Scotland´s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints dating from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century. The collection of over 20000 items includes works by... more

The People´s Story

The People´s Story, Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Canongate Tolbooth, Royal Mile, Edinburgh 8.4 miles away

The People´s Story Museum is situated in the 16th century Canongate Tolbooth, in the Royal Mile. The Museum uses oral history, reminiscence, written sources and reconstructed sets to tell the story of the lives, work and leisure of the ordinary... more

Museum of Edinburgh

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

Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh 8.4 miles away

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

The Queen´s Gallery

The Queen´s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh 8.5 miles away

The Queen´s Gallery, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Exhibitions in 2006 include: Unfolding Pictures: Fans in the Royal Collection (9 Dec to 29 May 2006). This first exhibition of fans brings together over 80... more

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh 8.6 miles away

Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the present day. This story is told through portraits of the people who shaped it and were connected with it, from royals... more

Queensferry Museum

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

53 High Street, South Queensferry 12.7 miles away

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

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife

War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy 19.5 miles away

A hub for culture and arts in the Kirkcaldy area, the Kirkcaldy Galleries features a museum, art gallery, library, family history room and lovely café overlooking the war memorial gardens in the town. Thanks to a £2.5 million revamp that has included... more

National Museum of Flight

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune, East Lothian

East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune 22.4 miles away

Whether you are keen to see how the jet set went about their business supersonically or prefer getting to grips with the finer mechanisms of an RAF Nimrod, the National Museum of Flight based at historic East Fortune Airfield, sates all your aerial... more

Callendar House

Callendar House, Callendar Estate, Falkirk, Falkirk

Callendar Estate, Falkirk 23.9 miles away

One of Scotland´s finest country houses, Callender House tells the story of over 600 years of Scottish history and architecture. Costumed staff re-create the daily routines of the past, in the working Georgian kitchen, the Printers, General Store and... more

North Lanarkshire Archives Centre

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

1 High Road, Motherwell 30.1 miles away

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

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life

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

Heritage Way, Coatbridge 31.5 miles away

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

St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, St Andrews, Fife

Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews 38.6 miles away

St Andrews Museum is in Kinburn House and tells the story of St Andrews from the Bronze Age to the present day. Displays include archaeology, banners, pilgrim badges and paintings. There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibitions held... more

British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum, Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife

Bruce Embankment, St Andrews 39.0 miles away

Despite not having much interest in the game, I found myself completely absorbed in the wonderful British Golf Museum in the historic town of St Andrews. For instance, did you know that James II banned the game because its popularity was putting... more

National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life, Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride 39.1 miles away

The National Museum of Rural Life is set on Wester Kittochside working farm in East Kilbride, Scotland, which is run according to 1950s agricultural methods and practices. Inside the farmhouse you get a real sense of what living on a farm was... more

People's Palace & Winter Gardens

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

Glasgow Green, Glasgow 39.3 miles away

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

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

2 Castle Street, Glasgow 39.3 miles away

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none. Displays occupy three floors and are divided into four exhibition areas: the Gallery of Religious Art, the Gallery... more

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Royal Exchange Square, 361 Wellshot Road, Glasgow 40.0 miles away

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow, sits in a neo-classical, pillared building in Exchange Square, once the hub of commercial activity in the city and now the pulse of 20th and 21st century artistic endeavour. Just a stone’s throw from the... more

Scotland Street School Museum

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

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow 40.8 miles away

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

Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House

Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City

University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow 41.4 miles away

Part of the University of Glasgow’s old and distinguished Hunterian Museum, The Hunterian Art Gallery is home to an outstanding collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Koninck, Chardin and Stubbs plus some spectacular paintings, pastels and prints by... more

Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum, The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow 41.4 miles away

Scotland’s first public museum, which opened its doors in 1807, the Hunterian Museum within Glasgow University is home to a cornucopia of exhibits collected by the late Dr William Hunter, an 18th century student – later to find fame as a physician... more

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

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

Argyle Street, Glasgow 41.5 miles away

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

The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow 41.9 miles away

After spending time in buzzing, urban Glasgow, it comes as rather a shock to find the world-famous Burrell Collection sitting in a woodland setting in the glorious Pollok Country Park. A quick cab ride from the centre of the city, this oasis of calm... more

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow City

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow 42.1 miles away

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

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

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

High Street, Paisley 46.9 miles away

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

Gracefield Arts Centre

Gracefield Arts Centre, 29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries 54.5 miles away

From contemporary Scottish Art to the Glasgow Boys to the Kirkcudbright School, Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries is home to a wide range of wonderful pieces to appeal to all tastes. You will find more than 400 Scottish paintings here and there is an... more

Robert Burns House

Robert Burns House, Burns Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Burns Street, Dumfries 55.0 miles away

Robert Burns House is a simple sandstone house set in a quiet Dumfries street. It was here he died in 1796 and the house gives us a picture of how the poet and his family lived. On display are the desk and chair he used along with many original... more

Robert Burns Centre

Robert Burns Centre, The Observatory, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries 55.2 miles away

The Robert Burns Centre is situated in the town´s 18th century watermill on the West Bank of the River Nith. It tells the story of Robert Burns´ last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late 18th century. On... more

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed 56.3 miles away

Set on a tidal island off the north east coast of England, Lindisfarne Priory has been drawing visitors to its shores for many centuries and it is not hard to see why. For Christians, it is the cradle of their religion, the burial place of St... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

Castle Street, Carlisle 65.7 miles away

Tullie House Museum has refurbished two of its permanent galleries to improve the display of its nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This exciting development incorporates new interpretation including an innovative multimedia... more

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

Haydon Bridge 66.7 miles away

Housesteads Roman Fort is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain and, particularly with the aid of a guide, when you’re stood up there looking across the Northumberland countryside, it’s not hard to imagine the lonesome life of an... more

Roman Vindolanda

Roman Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Hexham, Northumberland

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham 67.2 miles away

When you visit Roman Vindolanda you will find one of the north east’s most fascinating tourist attractions, lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall country. Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is... more

Chesters Fort & Museum

Chesters Fort & Museum, Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland

Chollerford, Humshaugh, Hexham 69.7 miles away

Imagine being shipped from the balmy climes of Italy to the chilly fields and farmsteads of rural Northumberland as a Roman soldier. It must have been a sobering experience and you can get a real sense of the life these men led at Chesters Roman Fort... more


Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Bishop Auckland, Durham

The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Bishop Auckland 81.6 miles away

Explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families. Visitors walk down the original mine tunnel and discover the working conditions of Victorian miners. See how miners lived and worked. Woodland walk & picnic site.... more

The Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum, Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria

Southey Works, Greta Bridge, Keswick 85.1 miles away

You’ll enter the Cumberland Pencil Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered and from there take a turn around the surprisingly fascinating history of the pencil. So what’s to see? Well, I rather like the... more

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne 86.1 miles away

The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city... more

Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne 86.3 miles away

This small but important gallery on Newcastle’s New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The... more

Stephenson Railway Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields 87.6 miles away

Stephenson Railway Museum, relive the glorious days of the steam railway at the Museum, home to George Stephenson´s 1826 `Billy´, a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket and many other engines from the great age of steam. The story of coal and how... more

Shipley Art Gallery

Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead 87.7 miles away

The Shipley Art Gallery combines a dazzling display of jewellery, ceramics, textiles and furniture alongside stunning historical artworks. Over 700 breathtaking pieces by the county´s leading craft makers and a collection of paintings including Dutch... more

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

Buddle Street, Wallsend 87.9 miles away

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum - in AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the north, and Segedunum was the last outpost of Hadrian´s Wall. The... more

Beamish- The Living Museum of the North

Beamish- The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, Chester-le-Street, Durham

Beamish, Chester-le-Street 89.5 miles away

Immerse yourself in 19th and 20th century northern life in the fabulous Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum, in County Durham. This giant site (easily navigable by trams, charabancs and omnibuses) is dedicated to showcasing how people lived... more

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Baring Street, South Shields 90.1 miles away

South Shields’ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum provides a fascinating insight into the Roman determination to maintain its mighty frontier system, the fort being the military supply base for the 17 forts along Hadrian’s Wall. There is absolutely loads... more

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Ocean Road, Blandford Square, South Shields 90.3 miles away

South Shields Museum & Gallery explores local history during the life and times of famous author Catherine Cookson, as well as examining how the natural landscape has shaped the history of the area. In the Catherine Cookson Gallery exhibits include... more

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