Gairloch Heritage Museum

Business Type

Activity Provider

Address

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Achtercairn, Gairloch, Wester Ross , IV21 2BP

Telephone

01445 712287

Email

info at gairlochheritagemuseum dot org

This multi award winning museum takes you on a journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages.

— Marvel at how stone age and bronze age people existed with relatively limited technology and primitive utensils.

— Fathom the mysteries of a Pictish symbol stone.

— Examine the crofting tools, and relive life in the croft house, the school room and the village shop that are all a world away from the Internet.

— Imagine the locals joining in an impromptu ceilidh at the end of another hard day on the croft, sustained by the produce of the dairy but fuelled by the product of the illicit whisky still.

— Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and compare the rigours of earning a living off the sea in these small, open craft with today's purpose-built, sea-going trawlers.

— Reflect on the relief of the seaman as the beam from one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board guides him to safety 

 

            

 

Gairloch Heritage Museum is now open from April (Easter if earlier) until the end of October, between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.   Admission: Adults £4, Children £1

 

 

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A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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