Collections

Elgin Museum has around 36,000 items in its collections. Most are on display, but those which are not can be viewed by appointment. Items range from fish fossils dating back over 450 million years to a 21st Century AD energy saving lightbulb, and cover everything in between. The collection illustrates the development and history of life in Moray, Scotland, Britain and connections with the wider world.

Archaeology

Moray has a broad range of important archaeological sites, covering every period of prehistory through to the Medieval period and beyond. The Museum collection includes significant archaeological artefacts from the local area.

Art

The Museum’s Art collection contains a number of works of local and national significance, including works by Constable, Turner and Epstein.

Fossils

The Museum’s Fossil collection is Recognised as a Nationally Significant Collection, and contains items from the Old and New Red Sandstones.

Local History

The Local History collection illustrates the story and development of Elgin and the surrounding area.

Other Collections

The Museum also has Ethnographic, Natural History, Silver and Costume & Textile collections, as well as changing temporary exhibits.

Images of Old Elgin

Find out more about the Museum’s large collection of historical images of Elgin and Moray, many of which are on display in the Hall.

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