Elgin Museum

LOCATION

ELGIN, MORAY

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This award-winning museum is internationally famous for its fossil fish and fossil reptiles, and for its Pictish stones. The displays relate to the natural and human history of Moray.

Elgin Museum
1 High Street, ELGIN, IV30 1EQ
Phone : 01343 543675

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • No access to 1st floor
  • Facilities: Handrails, case displays at sitting level with large fonts
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-5 Nov, Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4

About the area

Discover Moray

The largely undiscovered Moray coast offers miles of red sandstone cliffs that spill down to fine sandy beaches split by dramatic rocky headlands, and a chain of small towns, sleepy villages and fishing ports. The gentle breezes and warm sunshine of lazy summer days give the place a restful, relaxing air, and the evenings are a magical time too, with this part of Scotland renowned for its superb sunsets.

Elgin, the commercial and administrative centre for Moray for over eight centuries, stands on a meandering loop of the River Lossie in a richly fertile agricultural district known as the Garden of Moray. Although the townscape has been reworked and rebuilt over the years, it retains a medieval street plan with narrow alleyways leading off the broad main street, a cobbled market place, and some fine old 18th and 19th century buildings. Elgin has long been a favoured tourist centre for exploring the north-west corner of Grampian and offers a host of attractions.

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