Tayside has an unrivalled history. Located in the heart of Scotland it has played a pivotal role in our nation's history since the days of our Iron Age and Pictish ancestors.

The history of the area is enshrined in our museums. Discover the extraordinary lives of our people - the farmers, the fisherman, the soldiers, the doctors, the factory workers. Discover pioneers in exploration, art, science and communications.

Tayside's museums tell thousands of stories from thousands of years, and lie at the heart of any visit to our area. Enjoy our amazing stories in these 23 amazing museums.

All the museums featured on this website are members of the Tayside Museums Forum and partipate in, or are working towards, the Museums, Libraries & Archive Council's Accreditation scheme, a nationally agreed standard for UK museums.

The Tayside Museums Forum aims to develop collaborative working between members to promote museums in Tayside and improve access to their collections and services. The member museums have diverse collections including natural history, archaeology, local and social history, art, maritime heritage, science and industrial heritage, with many objects of national and international importance.



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The Tayside Museums website is your ideal place to plan your visits to the Treasures of Tayside