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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 CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

Meet the Piper

 

Join us in 2019 for a tour of our redisplayed Museum of Piping ! 

All our visitors can now have a 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. Then with our bagpiper host, you can try the pipes yourself! 

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

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.

In 2019 tours will run on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12noon and 2pm and on Saturdays at 12noon. Tours will begin on Thursday 4th April and run through until  Saturday 1st September 2019. 

There will be no guided tours available on the following dates: 

Thursday 11th April at 2pm is FULLY BOOKED due to a private tour

Saturday 18th May 2019
Saturday 15th June 2019 
Saturday 29th June 2019 
Saturday 27th July 2019 
Saturday 17th August 2019 

Other dates may be cancelled at short notice, so please call in advance to check if a tour will run, if you are unsure. 

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

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+). 

 

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 CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

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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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