History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Skinner (1843 – 1927) was known as the 'Strathspey King' for his role in popularising traditional Scottish fiddle music.
There is much more to explore than the life of JS Skinner, though; see finds of archaeology from across Aberdeenshire, a display of 19th/20th-century clan tartans, and an exhibit on the natural history of Deeside. Learn about Deeside's connection with the royal family. See royal commemorative china pieces and Victoriana.
One of the most intriguing exhibits is a collection of artefacts focussed on local folklore and traditions. In addition, there is an archive collection that will be valuable for anyone interested in exploring their family tree.
About Banchory Museum
Address: Bridge Street, Banchory, Grampian, Scotland, AB31 5SX
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Banchory Museum
Photo Credit: Stanley Howe, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Falls of Feugh - 0.5 miles (Countryside)
Crathes Castle - 1.3 miles (Historic House)
Bucharn Cairn - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nine Stanes Stone Circle - 3.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Glassel Dam Wood Stone Circle - 3.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Sunhoney Stone Circle - 6.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Midmar Kirk Stone Circle - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Drum Castle - 7 miles (Historic House)
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