The Wilson

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • School age
  • Adults






The newly re-opened Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is free to visit and open Tuesday to Sunday.

The Museum is hosting a summer of discovery, from the tots and tales storytelling, and children’s Bang the Drum music making, to uncovering archaeology and creating fossils, to making your own jewellery with jeweller Josie Wickes. The Creative Explorers summer craft club will keep younger visitors busy. The artist led informal workshop summer holiday club is for children aged four to 10 giving them the opportunity to express themselves artistically and explore their creativity. And, there’s the new exhibitions to explore too, Breaking the Cycle and Body Beautiful showcasing diversity on the catwalk and prompting thoughts and creativity on how we can all reuse and repurpose our clothes to protect the environment. Take a look at the summer programme of activities and workshops.

Or why not visit the nationally acclaimed Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk produced by National Museums Scotland, explores how fashion is embracing positivity and inclusivity and runs until 2 until 2 October 2022.The Wilson is free to visit, if you would like to show your support you can round up your bill, or make a donation, at the till, thank you.

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With lots going on for families throughout the year, the Wilson is a great all-weather destination for all ages. A particular highlight for young families is the children’s stay and play area and baby changing facilities. The venue is a great day out with free entry and specialist events throughout the year.

  • WOW Gallery
  • Free exhibitions – Body Beautiful and Break the Cycle
  • Workshops
  • Children’s activities
  • The Sir Charles Irving Community Art Gallery
  • Floorplan guides available
  • Full disabled access
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities
  • The Wilson Kitchen Café

The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm and The Wilson Kitchen Cafe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Free entry

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Open hours

Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00