The Scottish Tartans Museum

The Scottish Tartans Museum's main focus is on the history and development of Scottish Highland Dress, namely tartan and the kilt. Our museum gallery features original and replica kilts showing styles from the late sixteenth century till today, with original kilts dating back over 200 years. We have over 500 samples of tartans, with some dating to c. 1725. Other exhibits include Scottish weaponry, a weaving display, and information detailing the Scottish migration to North Carolina and their relationship with the Cherokee Indians in particular.

We are currently raising funds for a renovation and expansion of our exhibit gallery. For more information how you can help with that project, click here.

To learn more about our collection, click the images to view the galleries.

The Museum
Sporran Gallery
Historic Sporrans
Muirrhead Kilt Exhibit
Muirrhead Kilt Exhibit

Rare Book Collection
Rare Book Collection
Muirrhead Kilt Exhibit
MacDuff Kilt c. 1800

Sporran Gallery
MacDuff plaid c. 1850



CONTACT US
(828) 524-7472
86 E Main St. Franklin, NC, 28734
tartans@scottishtartans.org

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
Admission
Adult $2.00 plus tax
12 and under $1.00 plus tax - 6 and under free


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