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Accreditation returns schedule

Accreditation returns schedule

The following table shows the schedule, published June 2022 and updated November 2022, for Accredited museums in Scotland and the museums with Working Towards Accreditation status. 

The schedule shows when your museum will be invited and when you will be expected to submit your return. 

If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact us on

Acc # Museum when invited when due to submit
T502 Blairs Museum Sep-22 Mar-23
T508 Glenesk Folk Museum Sep-22 Mar-23
T512 Uig Heritage  Sep-22 Mar-23
T541 Hibernian FC Historical Museum Sep-22 Mar-23
T540 Institution of Civil Engineer's Scotland Museum Sep-22 Mar-23
T564 HMS Unicorn Sep-22 Mar-23
T577 The Wee Museum of Memory Sep-22 Mar-23
68 West Highland Museum Dec-22 Jun-23
450 Montrose Air Station Museum Dec-22 Jun-23
1263 Auchindrain Museum Dec-22 Jun-23
2270 Portsoy Salmon Bothy Dec-22 Jun-23
1146 Museum Nan Eilean, Steòrnabhagh Dec-22 Jun-23
1147 Museum Nan Eilean, Uist & Barra Dec-22 Jun-23
458 Bernera Museum Dec-22 Jun-23
462 Museum of Islay Life Dec-22 Jun-23
2330 Ravenspoint Museum Dec-22 Jun-23
481 Maclaurin Art Gallery Mar-23 Sep-23
685 Tangwick Haa Museum Mar-23 Sep-23
1261 British Golf Museum Mar-23 Sep-23
453 National Mining Museum Scotland Mar-23 Sep-23
1151 Almond Valley Heritage Centre Mar-23 Sep-23
1262 Scottish Fisheries Museum Mar-23 Sep-23
2198 Scottish Football Museum Mar-23 Sep-23
463 George Waterston Memorial Centre Mar-23 Sep-23
1297 Aberdeen Maritime Museum May-23 Nov-23
2313 Tolbooth Museum May-23 Nov-23
903 Lillie Art Gallery May-23 Nov-23
1129 Auld Kirk Musuem May-23 Nov-23
1638 Fine Art Collections, Edinburgh University May-23 Nov-23
1640 St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments May-23 Nov-23
1642 Cockburn Museum of Geology May-23 Nov-23
2341 Centre for Research Collections and Art Collection May-23 Nov-23
2342 Anatomy Musuem May-23 Nov-23
16 Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Aug-23 Feb-24
1704 Museum Collections, University of Dundee Aug-23 Feb-24
178 Kilmartin Museum Aug-23 Feb-24
20 Gairloch Heritage Museum Aug-23 Feb-24
1277 Museum of the Isles Aug-23 Feb-24
1487 Art Collection, University of Stirling Aug-23 Feb-24
336 Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre Aug-23 Feb-24
1269 Herriot Watt University Museum and Archives Aug-23 Feb-24
452 Pier Arts Centre Aug-23 Feb-24
1307 Discovery Point  Oct-23 Apr-24
1308 Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works Oct-23 Apr-24
86 Gordon Highlanders Musuem Oct-23 Apr-24
2287 Lismore Musuem Oct-23 Apr-24
2051 Tarbat Discovery Centre Oct-23 Apr-24
48 Highland Childhood Museum Oct-23 Apr-24
475 Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre Oct-23 Apr-24
2094 Highland Folk Museum Oct-23 Apr-24
1100 Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Oct-23 Apr-24
2035 Dunbeath Heritage Centre Oct-23 Apr-24
1295 Museum of Scottish Railways Dec-23 Jun-24
291 Scottish Maritime Museum Dec-23 Jun-24
292 Denny Ship Model Test Tank Dec-23 Jun-24
474 Moffat Musuem Dec-23 Jun-24
2052 Historylinks Museum Dec-23 Jun-24
1132 Mcmanus Galleries Dec-23 Jun-24
1134 Broughty Castle Dec-23 Jun-24
1135 Mills Observatory Dec-23 Jun-24
67 Strathnaver Musuem Dec-23 Jun-24
2168 Museum of Scottish Lighthouses Dec-23 Jun-24
1271 Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum Mar-24 Sep-24
100 Clan Macpherson Museum Mar-24 Sep-24
412 Museum of The Cumbraes Mar-24 Sep-24
413 North Ayrshire Museum Mar-24 Sep-24
521 Baird Institute Museum Mar-24 Sep-24
1149 Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery Mar-24 Sep-24
1150 Dean Castle Mar-24 Sep-24
2186 Burns House Museum Mar-24 Sep-24
2356 Royal Regiment of Scotland May-24 Nov-24
208 Crail Museum May-24 Nov-24
N/A HES museum authority (overview) May-24 Nov-24
1102 Callendar House May-24 Nov-24
1103 Kinneil House and Roman Fortlet May-24 Nov-24
1077 Colzium Museum May-24 Nov-24
1078 Kilsyth's Heritage May-24 Nov-24
1280 Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life May-24 Nov-24
1924 North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre May-24 Nov-24
1925 Cumbernauld Museum May-24 Nov-24
1926 Shotts Heritage Centre May-24 Nov-24
2112 Surgeons' Hall Museums Aug-24 Feb-25
2183 Robert Gordon University Collections Aug-24 Feb-25
2074 Renfrew Museum Aug-24 Feb-25
476 Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, including the Coats Observatory Aug-24 Feb-25
1915 Duff House Aug-24 Feb-25
2072 Melrose Abbey Commendators' House Aug-24 Feb-25
2073 Skara Brae Visitor Centre Aug-24 Feb-25
1023 Hunterian Aug-24 Feb-25
2366 Westray Aug-24 Feb-25
454 Prestongrange Museum Oct-24 Apr-25
2159 Dunbar Town House Museum Oct-24 Apr-25
2160 John Muir's Birthplace Oct-24 Apr-25
2312 John Gray Centre Museum  Oct-24 Apr-25
1112 Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove Oct-24 Apr-25
1115 Provand's Lordship Oct-24 Apr-25
1117 People's Palace Museum Oct-24 Apr-25
1118 Riverside Museum Oct-24 Apr-25
1415 Scotland Street School Museum Oct-24 Apr-25
1480 St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art Oct-24 Apr-25
2050 Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) Oct-24 Apr-25
2161 Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) Oct-24 Apr-25
1024 Kings Museum, University of Aberdeen Dec-24 Jun-25
1026 University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum Dec-24 Jun-25
1029 University of Aberdeen, Anatomy Museum Dec-24 Jun-25
1121 Museum of Edinburgh Dec-24 Jun-25
1122 Writers Museum Dec-24 Jun-25
1123 Queensferry Museum Dec-24 Jun-25
1124 Edinburgh City Art Centre Dec-24 Jun-25
1125 The People's Story Dec-24 Jun-25
1126 Museum of Childhood Dec-24 Jun-25
1127 Lauriston Castle Dec-24 Jun-25
2367 The Scottish Crannog Centre Mar-25 Sep-25
1285 Groam House Museum Mar-25 Sep-25
448 Timespan Mar-25 Sep-25
1927 Museum of Communication Mar-25 Sep-25
1021 Thirlestane Castle Mar-25 Sep-25
480 Rozelle House Mar-25 Sep-25
438 Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Mar-25 Sep-25
451 Fife Folk Museum Mar-25 Sep-25
1794 Shetland Textile May-25 Nov-25
2089 Unst Heritage Centre May-25 Nov-25
2090 Unst Bopat Haven May-25 Nov-25
469 Bennie Museum May-25 Nov-25
455 Old Haa May-25 Nov-25
2376 Jedburgh Abbey Visitor Centre May-25 Nov-25
2375 Iona Abbey Museum May-25 Nov-25
457 Dunblane Museum May-25 Nov-25
2374 Dundee Musuem of Transport May-25 Nov-25
445 St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
2103 The Tall Ship at Riverside Aug-25 Feb-26
1031 Montrose Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
1033 Arbroath Signal Tower Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
1035 Meffan Museum and Art Gallery Aug-25 Feb-26
1036 Brechin Town House Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
2034 Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
1022 Grampian Transport Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
2381 Meigle Sculptured Stone Musuem Aug-25 Feb-26
2380 St Vigeans Museum Aug-25 Feb-26
2382 Urquhart Castle Visitor Centre Aug-25 Feb-26
1089 Arbuthnot Museum Oct-25 Apr-26
1093 Banchory Museum Oct-25 Apr-26
1095 Aberdeenshire Farming Museum Oct-25 Apr-26
2197 Mintlaw Discovery Centre Oct-25 Apr-26
1279 Royal Scottish Academy Oct-25 Apr-26
1897 Whitburn Community Musuem Oct-25 Apr-26
1898 Blackridge Community Museum Oct-25 Apr-26
2172 Broxburn Community Museum Oct-25 Apr-26
2389 Glasgow Police Museum Dec-25 Jun-26
2390 Caerlaverock Castle Visitor Centre  Dec-25 Jun-26
460 Low Parks Museum Dec-25 Jun-26
2397 Devil's Porridge Museum Dec-25 Jun-26
30 The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum Dec-25 Jun-26
1982 Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture Dec-25 Jun-26
65 Regimental Musuem of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Dec-25 Jun-26
467 Stromness Museum Dec-25 Jun-26
41 Cromarty Courthouse Museum Dec-25 Jun-26
410 Mallaig Heritage Centre Dec-25 Jun-26
550 Gracefield Arts Centre Mar-26 Sep-26
1106 Stranraer Museum Mar-26 Sep-26
1107 Castle of St John Visitor Centre Mar-26 Sep-26
1130 Stewartry Museum Mar-26 Sep-26
1131 Castle Douglas Art Gallery Mar-26 Sep-26
1138 Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura Mar-26 Sep-26
1139 Robert Burns House Mar-26 Sep-26
1140 Robert Burns Centre Mar-26 Sep-26
1141 Old Bridge House Museum Mar-26 Sep-26
1143 Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Mar-26 Sep-26
1485 Tolbooth Art Centre Mar-26 Sep-26
1496 Annan Museum Mar-26 Sep-26
1020 Museum of Lead Mining May-26 Nov-26
2412 St Andrews Cathedral Museum  May-26 Nov-26
2411 Smailholm Tower May-26 Nov-26
1300 The Orkney Museum May-26 Nov-26
1301 Corrigall Farm Museum May-26 Nov-26
1302 Kirbuster Farm Museum May-26 Nov-26
64 Nairn Musuem May-26 Nov-26
479 Glencoe Folk Musuem May-26 Nov-26
459 Glenfinnan Station Museum Aug-26 Feb-27
37 Isle of Arran Heritage Museum Aug-26 Feb-27
2204 Glasgow Women's Library Aug-26 Feb-27
33 Elgin Museum Aug-26 Feb-27
484 Fergusson Gallery Aug-26 Feb-27
898 Perth Musuem & Art Gallery Aug-26 Feb-27
900 Alyth Museum Aug-26 Feb-27
2415 Kirkcudbright Galleries Aug-26 Feb-27
2300 Dunollie House Aug-26 Feb-27
1278 Paxton House Oct-26 Apr-27
275 Eyemouth Museum Oct-26 Apr-27
2076 Leadhills Miners Library Oct-26 Apr-27
1284 Dingwall Musuem Oct-26 Apr-27
1383 Campbeltown Musuem Oct-26 Apr-27
2416 Elgin Cathedral Oct-26 Apr-27
1304 Shetland Museum Oct-26 Apr-27
1305 Shetland Crofthouse Museum Oct-26 Apr-27
246 Methil Heritage Centre Dec-26 Jun-27
1079 Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery Dec-26 Jun-27
1080 Buckhaven Museum Dec-26 Jun-27
1081 Burntisland Museum Dec-26 Jun-27
1110 St Andrews Museum Dec-26 Jun-27
1111 Laing Museum Dec-26 Jun-27
264 Annet House Museum Dec-26 Jun-27
89 Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnain Dec-26 Jun-27
1148 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum Dec-26 Jun-27
2211 Wardlaw Museum Mar-27 Sep-27
1287 Bell Pettigrew Museum Mar-27 Sep-27
676 Black Watch Castle & Museum Mar-27 Sep-27
2062 Dalgarven Mill Mar-27 Sep-27
2417 Arbroath Abbey Mar-27 Sep-27
1274 Mclean Museum and Art Gallery Mar-27 Sep-27
522 West Kilbride Museum Mar-27 Sep-27
1707 Trimontium Museum Mar-27 Sep-27
901 Royal Scots Museum Mar-27 Sep-27
N/A NTS museum authority (overview) May-27 Nov-27
2396 Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre  May-27 Nov-27
2414 The Hill House  May-27 Nov-27
1114 Pollok House May-27 Nov-27
1267 Broughton House and Garden May-27 Nov-27
1491 Royal Burgh of Culross May-27 Nov-27
1492 Brodick Castle May-27 Nov-27
1493 Fyvie Castle May-27 Nov-27
1494 Hugh Miller's Birthplace Museum May-27 Nov-27
1495 House of Dun May-27 Nov-27
2063 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum May-27 Nov-27
2434 Kinloch Museum May-27 Nov-27
728 Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom  Aug-27 Feb-28
904 Peebles Museum and Gallery Aug-27 Feb-28
905 St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre Aug-27 Feb-28
1087 Halliwell's House Museum Aug-27 Feb-28
1088 Old Gala House Museum Aug-27 Feb-28
1096 Hawick Museum and The Scott Gallery Aug-27 Feb-28
1098 Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum Aug-27 Feb-28
1099 Mary Queen of Scots' House and Visitor Centre Aug-27 Feb-28
1310 Coldstream Museum Aug-27 Feb-28
1311 Jim Clark Motorsport Museum Aug-27 Feb-28
1637 Borders Textile Tower House Aug-27 Feb-28
1385 Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum Oct-27 Apr-28