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Accreditation 2018 information

Accreditation 2018 information

The brand new and revised 2018 Standard was launched on 1 November 2018. The changes have been made to make it easier for museums to apply to the scheme, and have been made as a direct result of feedback from museums throughout the UK. Our first invitations under the refreshed Standard will be issued from April 2019 and we encourage you to get in touch (details at the foot of the page) so we can support you through the application process.

Listen to Jennifer Youngson explain the changes you can expect in the new Standard 

Museums will now have five years between each return, but we'll be in touch regularly to provide advice and support. We’ll also be introducing new ways to ensure that you feel confident throughout the process and more details of these will be coming soon.

Below is the schedule for all 252 Accredited museums and the museums with Working Towards Status in Scotland. The schedule outlines the timetable for each application to the Scheme. We'll also let you know when your museum will be due to go to an Accreditation panel for a decision. The schedule currently covers from 2019 through to 2025, and we'll update it periodically.

If your museum is interested in applying to join the Accreditation Scheme you'll first have to complete an eligibility questionnaire. For museums in Scotland, the completed form should be returned to MGS. We'll look through this and confirm whether an application to the Accreditation Scheme seems the best way forward for your museum. If you're eligible, you'll be awarded the formal status of Working Towards Accreditation with the ability to apply for our Achieving Accreditation Fund. You'll then be invited to submit a first application within 12 months.

If you have any questions about the schedule or any aspect of the Accreditation Scheme at all, please contact our Accreditation team at Accreditation@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk

 

Acc # Museum when invited when due to submit aiming for panel
1114 Pollock House  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
1267 Broughton House  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
1491 Culross Palace  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
1492 Brodick Castle  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
1492 Fyvie Castle  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
1492 Hugh Miller's Cottage  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
1492 House of Dun  9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
2063  Robert Burns Birthplace Museum 9 April 2019 31 October 2019 Feb-20
T471 Dalkeith Museum - 30 September 2019 Feb-20
18 David Livingston Centre 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
2270 Portsoy Salmon Bothy 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
1481 Taigh Chearsbhagh Museum & Art Centre 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
450 Montrose Air Station Museum 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
1282 Bute Museum 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
2269 Oban War and Peace Museum 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
1263 Achadh an Droighinn/Auchindrain 4 June 2019 19 December 2019 Apr-20
901 Royal Scots Regimental Museum 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
1281 Mull Museum 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
2327 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
2009 Insch Connection 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
2235 Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum  6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
1272 Highlanders Museum 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
473 Whithorn Trust 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
1747 John Paul Jones Museum 6 August 2019 27 February 2020 Jun-20
1915 Duff House  5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
2073 Skara Brae Visitor Centre  5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
2072 Melrose Abbey Commendator's House  5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
481 Maclaurin Art Gallery 5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
463 George Waterston Memorial Centre 5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
68 West Highland Museum 5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
685 Tangwick Haa Museum 5 November 2019 28 May 2020 Sep-20
2330 Ravenspoint Museum 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
458 Bernera Museum 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
462 Museum of Islay Life 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1296 Aberdeen Art Gallery  9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1297 Aberdeen Maritime Museum 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1299 Provost Skene's House 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1089 Arbuthnot Museum 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1093 Banchory Museum 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1095 Aberdeenshire Farming Museum 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
2197 Mintlaw Discovery Centre 9 January 2020 30 July 2020 Nov-20
1261 British Golf Museum 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
453 National Mining Museum Scotland 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
903 Lillie Art Gallery 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
1129 Auld Kirk Museum 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
1129 Almond Valley Heritage Centre 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
1129 Scottish Fisheries Museum 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
1129 Scottish Football Museum 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
2035 Dunbeath Heritage Centre 7 April 2020 29 October 2020 Feb-21
1638 Fine Art Collections, Edinburgh University 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
1642 Cockburn Museum of Geology 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
1640 St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
2341 Centre for Research Collections and Art Collection 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
2342 Anatomy Museum 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
16 Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
1704 Museum Collections, University of Dundee 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
178 Kilmartin Museum 2 June 2020 24 December 2020 Apr-21
1023 The Hunterian 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
336 Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
1277 Museum of the Isles 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
1487 Art Collection, University of Stirling 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
1269 Herriot Watt University Museum and Archives 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
1148 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
20 Gairloch Heritage Museum 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
452 Pier Arts Centre 4 August 2020 25 February 2021 Jun-21
1307 Discovery Point  3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
1308 Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
475 Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
86 Gordon Highlanders Museum 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
2103 The Tall Ship at Riverside 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
2287 Lismore Museum 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
2094 Highland Folk Museum 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
1100 Inverness Museum and Art Gallery 3 November 2020 27 May 2021 Sep-21
474 Moffat Museum 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
1271 Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
100 Clan Macpherson Museum 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
2052 Historylinks Museum 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
1295 Museum of Scottish Railways 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
2051 Tarbat Discovery Centre 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
291 Scottish Maritime Museum 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
292 Denny Ship Model Test Tank 5 January 2021 29 July 2021 Nov-21
521 Baird Institute Museum 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
1149 Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
1150 Dean Castle 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
2186 Burns House Museum 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
2186 Broughty Castle 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
2186 Mills Observatory 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
2186 McManus Gallleries 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
1026 University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
1024 Kings Museum, University of Aberdeen 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
1029 University of Aberdeen, Anatomy Museum 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
67 Strathnaver Museum 6 April 2021 28 October 2021 Feb-22
2168 Museum of Scottish Lighthouses 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
1403 Falconer Museum 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
208 Crail Museum 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
N/A HES museum authority (overview) 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
1927 Museum of Communication 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
2356 Royal Regiment of Scotland 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
1102 Callendar House 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
1103 Kinneil House and Roman Fortlet 1 June 2021 30 December 2021 Apr-22
1077 Colzium Museum 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
1925 Cumbernauld Museum 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
1078 Kilsyth's Heritage 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
1924 North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
1280 Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
1926 Shotts Heritage Centre 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
1287 Bell Pettigrew Museum 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
2211 Museum of the University of St Andrews 3 August 2021 1 February 2022 Jun-22
476 Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, including the Coats Observatory 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
2074 Renfrew Museum 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
2112 Surgeons' Hall Museums 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
48 Highland Childhood Museum 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
2183 Robert Gordon University Collections 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
2366 Westray 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
1147 Museum Nan Eilean, Uist & Barra 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
1146 Museum Nan Eilean, Steòrnabhagh 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
1279 Royal Scottish Academy 2 November 2021 26 May 2022 Sep-22
1112 Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove 4 January 2022 28 July 2022 Nov-22
1113 Burrell Collection 4 January 2022 28 July 2022 Nov-22
1117 People's Palace Museum 4 January 2022 28 July 2022 Nov-22
1118 Riverside Museum 4 January 2022 28 July 2022 Nov-22
1415 Scotland Street School Museum 4 January 2022 28 July 2022 Nov-22
1480 St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art 4 January 2022 28 July 2022 Nov-22
2159 Dunbar Town House Museum 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
454 Prestongrange Museum 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
2160 John Muir's Birthplace 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
2312 John Gray Centre Museum  5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
2312 Museum of Edinburgh 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
2312 Writers' Museum 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
2312 Queensferry Museum 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
1124 Edinburgh City Art Centre 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
1125 The People's Story 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
1126 Museum of Childhood 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
1127 Lauriston Castle 5 April 2022 27 October 2022 Feb-23
2367 The Scottish Crannog Centre 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
448 Timespan 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
1285 Groam House Museum 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
1021 Thirlestane Castle 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
480 Rozelle House 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
438 Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
451 Fife Folk Museum 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
1707 Trimontium Museum 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
1274 Mclean Museum and Art Gallery 7 June 2022 29 December 2022 Apr-23
1794 Shetland Textile 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
2089 Unst Heritage Centre 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
2090 Unst Bopat Haven 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
469 Bennie Museum 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
455 Old Haa 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
2376 Jedburgh Abbey Visitor Centre 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
2375 Iona Abbey Museum 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
457 Dunblane Museum 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
2374 Dundee Museum of Transport 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
445 St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum 2 August 2022 23 February 2023 Jun-23
1031 Montrose Museum 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
1032 William Lamb Sculpture Studio 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
1033 Arbroath Signal Tower Museum 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
1035 Meffan Museum and Art Gallery 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
1036 Brechin Town House Museum 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
2034 Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
413 North Ayrshire Museum 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
412 Museum of The Cumbraes 1 November 2022 25 May 2023 Sep-23
1022 Grampian Transport Museum 10 January 2023 27 July 2023 Nov-23
2381 Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum 10 January 2023 27 July 2023 Nov-23
2380 St Vigeans Museum 10 January 2023 27 July 2023 Nov-23
2382 Urquhart Castle Visitor Centre 10 January 2023 27 July 2023 Nov-23
1897 Whitburn Community Museum 3 April 2023 26 October 2023 Feb-24
1898 Blackridge Community Museum 3 April 2023 26 October 2023 Feb-24
2172 Broxburn Community Museum 3 April 2023 26 October 2023 Feb-24
2076 Leadhills Miners Library 3 April 2023 26 October 2023 Feb-24
2389 Glasgow Police Museum 3 April 2023 26 October 2023 Feb-24
2397 Devil's Porridge Museum 3 April 2023 26 October 2023 Feb-24
1570 National Museum of Scotland May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
1572 National War Museum May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
1573 National Museum of Flight May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
1576 Scottish National Gallery   May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
1577 Scottish National Portrait Gallery May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
1578 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art   May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
1914 Dean Gallery May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
2081 National Museum of Rural Life May-23 Oct-23 Apr-24?
2390 Caerlaverock Castle Visitor Centre  6 June 2023 28 December 2023 Apr-24
1020 Museum of Lead Mining 6 June 2023 28 December 2023 Apr-24
460 Low Parks Museum 6 June 2023 28 December 2023 Apr-24
484 Fergusson Gallery 6 June 2023 28 December 2023 Apr-24
898 Perth Museum and Art Gallery 6 June 2023 28 December 2023 Apr-24
900 Alyth Museum 6 June 2023 28 December 2023 Apr-24
550 Gracefield Arts Centre 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1106 Stranraer Museum 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1107 Castle of St John Visitor Centre 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1130 Stewartry Museum 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1131 Castle Douglas Art Gallery 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1138 Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1139 Robert Burns House 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1140 Robert Burns Centre 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1141 Old Bridge House Museum 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1143 Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1485 Tolbooth Art Centre 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
1496 Annan Museum 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
T457 Kirkcudbright Galleries 1 August 2023 22 February 2024 Jun-24
246 Methil Heritage Centre 7 November 2023 23 May 2024 Sep-24
1079 Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery 7 November 2023 23 May 2024 Sep-24
1080 Buckhaven Museum 7 November 2023 23 May 2024 Sep-24
1081 Burntisland Museum 7 November 2023 23 May 2024 Sep-24
1110 St Andrews Museum 7 November 2023 23 May 2024 Sep-24
1111 Laing Museum 7 November 2023 23 May 2024 Sep-24
2214 Atholl Country Life Museum 9 January 2024 25 July 2024 Nov-24
30 The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum 9 January 2024 25 July 2024 Nov-24
1982 Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture 9 January 2024 25 July 2024 Nov-24
2396 Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre  9 January 2024 25 July 2024 Nov-24
1385 Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum 9 January 2024 25 July 2024 Nov-24
904 Tweeddale Museum and Gallery 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
905 St Ronan's Wells Interpretation Centre 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1087 Halliwell's House Museum 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1088 Old Gala House Museum 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1096 Hawick Museum and The Scott Gallery 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1310 Coldstream Museum 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1098 Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1099 Mary Queen of Scots' House and Visitor Centre 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1311 Jim Clark Room 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
1637 Borders Textile Towerhouse 02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
728 Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom  02 April 2024 24 October 2024 Feb-25
T448 The Hill House  04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
1304 Shetland Museum 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
1305 Shetland Crofthouse Museum 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
T445 St Andrews Cathedral Museum  04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
T459 Smailholm Tower 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
1300 The Orkney Museum 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
1301 Corrigall Farm Museum 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
1302 Kirbuster Farm Museum 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
1303 Scapa Flow Visitor Centre 04 June 2024 27 December 2024 Apr-25
T455 Kinloch Museum 08 August 2024 20 February 2025 Jun-25
2300 Dunollie House 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
1390 Albion Archive 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
T456 Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace  08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
1278 Paxton House 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
275 Eyemouth Museum 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
676 Black Watch Castle & Museum 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
65 Regimental Museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
467 Stromness Museum 08 August 2023 20 February 2025 Jun-25
264 Annet House Museum 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
41 Cromarty Courthouse Museum 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
2076 Leadhills Miners Library 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
T425 New Lanark Visitor Attraction 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
410 Mallaig Heritage Centre 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
64 Nairn Museum 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
522 West Kilbride Museum 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
479 Glencoe Folk Museum 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
2062 Dalgarven Mill 05 November 2024 22 May 2025 Sep-25
89 Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnain 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
2244 Caithness Horizons 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
459 Glenfinnan Station Museum 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
37 Isle of Arran Heritage Museum 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
2204 Glasgow Women's Library 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
1284 Dingwall Museum 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
33 Elgin Museum 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25
1383 Campbeltown Museum 07 January 2025 24 July 2025 Nov-25