The Moray Society, Elgin Museum

About this Organisation

Elgin Museum is Scotland's oldest continually independent museum. It opened in 1843 and is housed in a Grade A listed building at the east end Of Elgin High Street. It is owned and managed by The Moray Society. Membership is open to all who share our aims. We cannot afford a Curator and so the Museum is run almost completely by volunteers.

Our collections tell the story of Moray from before the dinosaurs to the present day. Our fossil collection is recognised by the Scottish Government as of special significance. We have wide ranging collections of local archaeology including Pictish and Early Medieval carved stones and Treasure Trove, ethnography from around the world and Natural History including birds and butterflies. Supporting our collection of objects is an extensive archive and library.

We are open to the public from April to October inclusive. Work goes on behind the scenes all year round and visits can almost always be made by appointment.

Our Main Gallery and staircase make a stunning wedding venue.

We have a Part Time Learning and Access Officer who runs topic specific sessions for schools and groups, craft and activity sessions and who makes sure there are trails and things for children to do in the Museum.

Entry is free, but as we receive almost all our income from donations and grants for specific projects (no local Council grant), your donation will be much appreciated.

Check out our website for events, lectures and activities, and follow us on social media.


Organisation Type

Historic Building Library or Archive
Museum Library or Archive


Elgin Museum
1 High Street
IV30 1EQ
Entry last updated: March 15th, 2019

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