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Grantown Museum

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Address: Burnfield House Burnfield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3HH, Scotland
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Good information for a small town

We found this museum by default whilst travelling. Entrance fee is £4 per adult, but it all helps the local community. Quite small but a good insight into past life in the town... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
Jenni D
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Canberra, Australia
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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting collections and a wonderful film about Grantown-On-Spey's history. Hosts some fantastic events including local artist exhibitions, I attend an Angus Grant exhibition there and got some fantastic gifts. The museum is also the local tourist information centre.

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Thank Brigitte V
Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A great place to visit if you are a Grant or doing genealogy for the Grant family, otherwise give it a miss. The staff were very helpful in giving advice on other places to visit in the locality if you are not a Grant!.

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Thank Jo M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Grantown museum is a local initiative and does well to present a thoughtful reflection of the history of the town. The establishment of the settlement by John Grant is well explained. The main limiting factor after that is the paucity of exhibits. I came with my wife's family as they are from the town, and found that it held... More 

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Thank Sal P
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It's a small museum by any standard but worth a visit if you're interested in the history of the immediate area

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Thank IanM69k
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Museum in Grantown. First of all the building it is in is interesting in its own right, being originally a school. The lady on duty could not have been more welcoming, friendly, and informative. It is a small museum but extremely well laid out with interactive displays, a video of the origins of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We found this museum by default whilst travelling. Entrance fee is £4 per adult, but it all helps the local community. Quite small but a good insight into past life in the town. There is a short video and a couple of rooms of storyboards and exhibits. There are toilets inside and the museum is wheelchair friendly.

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Thank Jenni D
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Bit disappointed this visit as it did not have a temporary exhibition on but it has just had a face lift so is looking very nice

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Thank Peter H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Well organized and fun to visit for history of the village. Museums in Scotland are free-a very nice amenity.

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Thank Noni314
Anstruther, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We paid £4 each to enter the museum. There was a very short video about Grantown which cut off mid story. There was little else to look at - a few storyboards. One big room was empty apart from a few storyboards and photos. I don't usually grumble about paying for attractions but this one was not worth the money!

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Thank threecolouredy
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

this is a little gem of a place. Very digestible info, even if you're not a fan of museums give this a try.

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