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The Museum of Piping

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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...more
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30 - 34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

To get the most out of a visit to the National Piping Centre be prepared to take a tour and listen to a lengthy discourse on the history, construction and significance of piping. The exhibits are shown in a modest-sized single room and come to...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Really dissapointed with my visit to The Piping Museum. It was far from en-chantering and without sounding like a windbag - very poor and overpriced. Firstly I arrived at 11am (on a tight schedule) only to be told the museum was closed for a private...More

3  Thank Sahloff79
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Easy to locate. Housed in the former Cowcaddens Free Church, a beautiful listed building. Was lucky enough to enjoy a tour last Friday and Ciaran the splendidly attired bagpiper led us through three hundred years of bagpiping history in the space of an hour. From...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is a lovely wee museum for bagpipe enthusiast, very informative, loads to see and read about. We stayed next door at Pipers tryst, so hard to not visit the museum.

Thank Jayniepooh
Reviewed 22 July 2018

What a wonderful little treat! I, my wife and another couple decided to go – they like the pipes, I love them - and we had a great time. The entrance is the gift shop, you pay there – two pounds fifty per head –...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We took our children and grandchildren here for a tour. It was well done and we were able to try playing the bagpipes. It was difficult and made us appreciate the musical ability it takes. One grandson got a chancer and has been having fun...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

I've been studying piping for about a year, and I found this museum fascinating--I learned a lot about the different variations of the instrument and the history of piping. The piping shop has a good selection of accessories--I was looking for a particular case to...More

Thank WTexTraveler
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Located just across the road from the Theatre Royal the piping Centre is ideal for pre theatre meals or a more leisurely dinner. Food is good, ambiance relaxed and comfortable.

Thank April0304
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My family and I visited Scotland and at the end of our trip visited this museum. I wished to experience a piece of Scotland at its finest, which meant playing the bagpipes. The national piping center along with the museum can offer you this experience....More

1  Thank MauritsP19
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a small museum, with just a few exhibits. But at noon and 2pm there’s a guided tour which allows for greater insight into Scotland and the bagpipe. The guide allows you to try to play a bagpipe, and he played a little for us....More

Thank afinetraveler
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went there for a short stop and weren't disappointed at all. Llearned interesting things about piping and Scottish culture in general, like the the apparant importance of having shapely calves when wearing a kilt ;) But it's really cold! Take a jacket / jumper...More

Thank Leona-MariaM
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Museum was great, and staff so polite and friendly. The museum has a audio guide also included in price. Museum is all about bagpipes and you can also try to play it, on real expensive bagpipe. We were there for about one hour and trying...More

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Response from tswatters | Reviewed this property |
Having met the director in both Scotland & NZ , I am interested to know which personnel are in charge of the organisation at present.