About the Museum

About the Museum

Banff Museum was founded in 1828 as the museum of the Banff Institution and is the oldest museum in Scotland north of Perth. The Banff Institution was dissolved in 1875 and the collections passed to Banff Town Council.

The present museum and library building were built in 1902. Banff Preservation and Heritage Society currently run the Museum in partnership with Aberdeenshire Museums Service. The Museum is on Banff High Street, in the same building as Banff Library. The postocde is AB45 1AE.

The exhibits show a vast range of interesting artefacts from the Celtic period up to the modern day. They reflect life in Banffshire and show some stunning examples of our historical past in Banff and Macduff.

There is a lift to allow people access to the first floor if the stairs are too much.

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Plan Your Visit

Opening Times
Museum Opening Hours from:

It is possible to open the museum by special arrangement if you contact us.

April to end of September 2024:
Wednesday - 2pm to 4pm
Thursday - 10.30am to 1pm
Friday - 10.30am to 1pm
Saturday - 10.30am to 1pm

Free Admission

Museum Facilities
Child Friendly
| Toilets


Disabled Access

Nearby Facilities
Public Transport
St Mary's Car Park 60m from Museum

Museum Collection

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