Scotland’s 47 Nationally Significant Collections can be found in towns and cities across the country. From Dundee to Dumfries and from Shetland to Ayr, visitors can be inspired by these collections of remarkable historic and cultural significance.
Everyday necessities, industrial innovations and beautifully crafted objects are equally likely to feature in our Collections Recognised as Nationally Significant to Scotland. They all can tell us much about how our ancestors lived.
Other Recognised Collections contain the chair in which Burns wrote his last poems and the world’s oldest national football trophy. Together the collections weave a rich tapestry of Scotland’s history, to be enjoyed all across the country.