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    Visit The National Piping Centre

    Visit to learn more about our work, the history of the bagpipes, and to try them yourself.

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

Meet the Piper

All our visitors can now have a the truly authentic Scottish experience of playing the bagpipes!

Visit the Museum of Piping to try the pipes as you take a tour around the museum, which charts the history of piping through the collection on display. This is part of the National Museums Scotland's collection of piping artefacts. Then with our bagpiper host, you can try the pipes yourself! 

Regular Tours 

Tours for 2017 will take place from Saturday 1st April - Friday 31st August, at 11am and 2pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Mondays each week (11am only on Saturdays). 

Saturday 24th June 
There will be no tour on Saturday 24th June. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

These tours are included with the cost of entrance to the museum. So come along and try your hand at piping! 

Entrance is £4.50 adults /£2.50 and includes an audio guide. 

We are delighted to be working with Young Scot to offer a discount to all card holders. Get £1 off your entrance fee by showing your card when you buy your ticket. (Entry fee £1.50 U16 / £3.50 16+). 

Tours for groups are welcome, with a tour from a piper and opportunity to try to play and to hear the bagpipes available by arrangement. To organise an tour, please see our Try the Bagpipes page for full details.

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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