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The Museum of Piping

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No trip to the College of Piping would be complete without visiting the museum and library. Compiled over many years, the collection of piping photographs, instruments and other memorabilia is unrivalled.

Why not study the manuscript of the great composer John MacColl, or admire his Centenary Clasp medal won in 1888? Alternatively, you can check out a tune in the extensive library of music collections or browse through back numbers of the Piping Times.

Pride of place must go, however to the unique set of Culloden bagpipes. This instrument dates from the early 18th century and must be one of the oldest surviving examples of an early Great Highland Bagpipe.

There is no admission charge to the museum, though visitors are invited to make a donation towards upkeep. Curator Jeannie Campbell, well known for her research and writing on pipers and pipe bands, is always on hand to answer queries or to find that elusive piece of information you require.

There is no time limit on how long you spend in the museum and photocopies of some manuscripts and documents may be available for a small fee. Broadband computer access is available free of charge to members and students.

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The Museum of Piping Postcode for SatNav: G12 8JH


+44 (0)1413 343 587
+44 (0)1415 876 068

16-24 Otago Street
Central Scotland
G12 8JH

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