Basic Site Details

Name: Elgin Museum
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The museum buildings at Elgin are about to be enlarged from plans prepared by Mr George Melven, architect, of that city. [Building News 14 March 1879 p272]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Museum  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11, High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51838  Proposal to build chapel
Item 2 of 59 February 1842 Journal reference 
Item 3 of 51879 Addition 
Item 4 of 51896  Additions
Item 5 of 51920  Alterations and additions


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8William RobertsonArchitect 1838 Plans submitted for new museum - not chosen
Item 2 of 8Robert Reid RaeburnArchitect 1841 Plans submitted for new museum - not chosen
Item 3 of 8Thomas MackenzieArchitect 1842 Plans adopted
Item 4 of 8George MelvenArchitect 1879 Additions
Item 5 of 8Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectB1896 Additions
Item 6 of 8A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceC1920 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 8Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectC1920 Alterations and additions
Item 8 of 8Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectC1920 Alterations and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Beaton, Elizabeth1990The designing and building of Elgin Museum 1837-43No 18, DecemberMoray Field Club Bulletin, pp18-20 
Item 2 of 3McKean, Charles1987The district of Moray: an illustrated architectural guide RIASp19
Item 3 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp455, 589

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen Journal9 February 1842   
Item 2 of 4Building Chronicle1 July 1855   
Item 3 of 4Building News14 March 1879  p272
Item 4 of 4Inverness Courier9 February 1842   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30714 
Item 2 of 2Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)