The Museum of Piping

The National Piping Centre Museum

See and Hear the Heritage of the Great Highland Bagpipe at the National Piping Centre.

The Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre holds three hundred years of piping heritage. Consisting of artefacts from the rich collections of National Museums of Scotland, this is the most authoritative display of its kind anywhere in the world.

An outstanding item is the chanter of Iain Dall (Blind John) MacKay (fl 1650-1740), the oldest surviving chanter of the Highland bagpipe anywhere in the world. The exhibition also shows bagpipes from Lowland Scotland and other parts of the British Isles, as well as from mainland Europe. The exhibition also features displays on bagpipe manufacture and the printing of pipe music. A fascinating film on the history, culture and music of the bagpipe completes the exhibition.

Opening Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-noon
Sunday: closed

Admission Charges
Adults £4.50
Concessions (Senior Citizens, U16 and Students)  £2.50

Tours for groups, along with an opportunity to try to play and to hear the bagpipes are also available by arrangement. To organise an tour, please contact us by email at or by telephone on 0141 353 0220

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