Gairloch Museum OPEN
The new Gairloch Museum is now open for business!
Much loved objects from the previous home will be a part of the new exhibits alongside objects that have not been displayed before. These include:
The Poolewe Hoard, returning to Gairloch from Edinburgh after 120 years.
One of the quarantine signs from the once deadly Anthrax Island.
The Midgeater, a device made to combat the Highland midge.
The Royal Charter bestowing the lands of Gairloch on the Mackenzies.
And much more…
With a new library, archive, gift shop and café, the relocated Museum is an exciting research and social hub for both tourists and the local community. An entertaining selection of events, temporary exhibitions, heritage trails, new interactive displays and children’s trails will also be available for visitors to enjoy. New accessible artefact store will provide ‘behind-the-scenes’ experiences for visitors to learn more about objects in our collection.
There is something for everyone, with visitors being able to experience 7,000 years of local history, from evidence of Gairloch’s earliest settlers to the twentieth century engineering marvels of the Rubh Re lighthouse lens.