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Perhaps the most unusual and fascinating object is a copy of the Deskford Carnyx, an unusual war trumpet crafted about 2000 years ago. The 1st-century trumpet was found near Banff in the 19th century. The original is loaned to the National Museum Scotland, but a Victorian replica can be seen.
With Banff's heritage as a centre for making silver, it should come as no surprise that a large part of the museum is based on the silver industry. Perhaps the most valuable object is a silver teapot made a local silversmith around 1715. This is one of the oldest silver teapots in Scotland and shows that the Banff silversmiths could produce goods to rival those made in Edinburgh.
The museum has limited opening times, usually several days each week during the summer months.
About Banff Museum
Address: High Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB45 1AE
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: There is parking between Low Street and High Street, with the main entyrance on Low Street
Website: Banff Museum
Phone: 01771 622 807
OS: NJ689 639
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Duff House - 0.2 miles (Museum)
Doune Church - 0.8 miles (Historic Church)
Cleaved Head Promontory Fort - 2.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Longman Hill Cairn - 3.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Craigston Castle - 7.1 miles (Historic House)
Fordyce Joiner's Workshop - 8.3 miles (Museum)
Crathie Point Promontory Fort - 8.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Delgatie Castle - 9.2 miles (Castle)
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