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This section covers the museums of Scotland.
Museums Galleries Scotland
They say 'The origins of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums can be traced to 1873 when John Forbes White and a number of local art collectors decided to hold a public exhibition to display their collections. From this developed a plan to establish a public art gallery for the benefit of citizens, an objective that continues to drive the programmes of activity within the Museums and Galleries service today.'
They say 'The University cares for one of Scotland’s most significant museum collections, using them to inspire and to challenge.'
Aberdeenshire Museums Service
They say 'We operate 12 museums and visitor centres across Aberdeenshire, from Fordyce in the north to Stonehaven in the south.'
They say 'The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee and with 8 galleries to explore, there is a wealth of information to discover in our exhibitions of art, history and the environment.'
East Lothian Museums
They say 'East Lothian Council Museums Service manages four museums in venues spread across picturesque East Lothian. We manage a varied collection of objects, put on exhibitions, events and activities. We support community exhibitions and also have an outreach service for schools.'
City of Edinburgh
They say 'Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.'
Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all feature in the story of money.
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.
They say 'Over 500 years of golfing history is displayed in the British Golf Museum. Come and experience the history of golf in a unique location, just yards from the world famous Old Course.'
They say 'The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) displays to the public some of the treasures from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts.'
They say ' Be transported back in time as you learn about the history of St Andrews and its people, through our exciting displays. We have a regularly changing exhibition upstairs so there is always something new to see and enjoy!'
Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the UK and its collections have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance.
They say 'Explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger's belly. Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts and unlock a medieval chest - or just have a cup of tea.'
They say 'Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history.'
They say 'The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme.'
They say 'Today, the museum gives a vivid introduction to the Sea Haven of Stromness and the Maritime and Natural History of Orkney – fishing, whaling, Hudson’s Bay Company, the German Fleet in Scapa Flow, birds and their eggs, fossils, sea shells, butterflies and moths.'
They say 'Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries. We're a Family Friendly Museum and a great venue for a family day out in Perth, Scotland.'