This small museum is not for everyone but if you are involved in piping or enjoy piping it is a great place to visit. The admission fee does include a hand held audio tour device... read more
See and Hear the Heritage of the Great Highland Bagpipe at the National...
See and Hear the Heritage of the Great Highland Bagpipe at the National Piping Centre.
The Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre holds three hundred years of piping heritage. Consisting of artefacts from the rich collections of National Museums of Scotland, this is the most authoritative display of its kind anywhere in the world.
An outstanding item is the chanter of Iain Dall (Blind John) MacKay, the oldest surviving chanter of the Highland bagpipe anywhere in the world. The exhibition also shows bagpipes from Lowland Scotland and other parts of the British Isles, as well as from mainland Europe. The exhibition also features displays on bagpipe manufacture and the printing of pipe music. A fascinating film on the history, culture and music of the bagpipe completes the exhibition.