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West Highland Museum

Cameron Square
Fort William PH33 6AJ

westhighlandmuseum.org.uk

The West Highland Museum's collections tell the story of the region and its history. Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause. But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands.

Urquhart Castle - Historic Scotland

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, near Inverness IV63 6XJ

historic-scotland.gov.uk

Magnificently sited, overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland, with a long and colourful history, built in the 1230s, seized by the English in 1296, sacked by the MacDonald Lord of the Isles in 1545 and left to fall into decay after 1689.

Ullapool Museum & Visitor Centre

7-8 West Argyle Street
Ullapool IV26 2TY

ullapoolmuseum.co.uk

Housed within a restored Thomas Telford Parliamentary Church, originally built in 1829, the museum tells the story of Lochbroom - the land and its people, through a blend of traditional and multimedia displays. The audiovisual presentation tells the story of the people who have made this challenging environment their home, from the first settlers after the ice age to the present day.

Timespan Heritage Centre & Art Gallery

Dunrobin Street
Helmsdale KW8 6JX

timespan.org.uk

Timespan Museum offers a journey through the colourful historical themes of the area. It provides the visitor with a wealth of information about past ways of life and some of the more turbulent events in Sutherland's history.

Tarbat Discovery Centre

Tarbatness Road, Portmahomack
Tain IV20 1YA

tarbat-discovery.co.uk

Tarbat Discovery Centre is a Museum situated in an old church in the beautiful coastal village of Portmahomack, 42 miles North East of Inverness. Having been abandoned in 1946 the dilapidated building was saved from ruin in 1980, when it was purchased by the newly formed Tarbat Old Parish Church Preservation Trust. You can find out how the archaeologists have slowly uncovered the ancient treasures at Tarbat.

Tain & District Museum

Tower Street
Tain IV19 1DY

tainmuseum.org.uk

Tain Through Time opens the door to the history of Tain, an ancient royal burgh in the north of the Highlands of Scotland. It is set in a complex of three buildings in an atmospheric churchyard: a medieval collegiate church, a museum, and a visitor centre in an old schoolhouse, each of which offers a different perspective on Tain's long and eventful past.

Strathnaver Museum

Clachan
Bettyhill Thurso KW14 7SS

strathnavermuseum.org.uk

Journey from Strathnaver's mystical past, through the emergence of the Clan Mackay to the tragedy of the Highland Clearances.

Staffin Museum, The

6 Ellishadder, Staffin
Isle of Skye IV51 9JE

skyecomuseum.co.uk

The Staffin Museum is a small community-based museum located in the village of Ellishadder, on the eastern coast of the Trotternish peninsula, Isle of Skye. The Staffin Museum contains excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens, as well as representative artefacts illustrating prehistory and social history on the Trotternish.

Regimental Museum of The Queen's Own Highlanders

Regimental Headquarters, The Highlanders, Cameron Barracks
Inverness IV2 3XD

thehighlandersmuseum.com

The Regimental Museum Collection of the Queen's Own Highlanders is the private collection of a regiment with over 200 years association with Fort George.

Raasay Heritage Trust Museum

Isle of Raasay IV40 8PB

angelfire.com

The Island of Raasay is located off the east coast of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Raasay Heritage Society was formed to preserve and promote the language and culture of the island for future generations and to show visitors all aspects of the island's unique past and its unusual geological and botanical features.

Nairn Museum

Viewfield House, Viewfield Drive
Nairn IV12 4EE

nairnmuseum.co.uk

Since 1858 Nairn Museum has fascinated generations of visitors and locals alike of all ages. Located in a Georgian House set in parkland, the museum tells the story of Nairnshire and the families who had lived and worked in burgh or country.

Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Skye, Armadale
Ardvasar, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS

clandonald.com

This award winning accredited museum was opened in 2002 to house our growing collection of artefacts and paintings. Six interconnecting galleries take you through 1500 years of the history and culture of the area once known as the Kingdom of the Isles. A seventh gallery is the venue for special exhibitions that change each year.

Mallaig Heritage Centre

Station Road
Mallaig PH41 4PY

mallaigheritage.org.uk

Local history museum for Mallaig, West Lochaber and the Small Isles, housing a comprehensive range of displays and exhibitions covering fishing, railway, steamers and ferries, Knoydart Clearance, agriculture and other themes.

Laidhay Croft Museum

Laidhay, Dunbeath
Dunbeath KW6 6EH

goo.gl

Typical rush thatched Caithness longhouse incorporating dwelling, stable and byre under one roof. House furnished and with artefacts common early 1900s.

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Wynd
Inverness IV2 3EB

invernessmuseum.com

Located in the heart of Inverness, we re-opened in January 2007 after a full refurbishment of all our displays and facilities. Visit us to explore the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands.

Historylinks Museum

The Meadows
Dornoch IV25 3SF

historylinks.org.uk

The museum is dedicated to the history of Dornoch parish. The permanent exhibition shows the cathedral, feuding clans, the shameful burning of Scotland's last condemned witch and the treachery and violence of Picts and Vikings.

Highland Museum of Childhood

The Old Station
Strathpeffer IV14 9DH

highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk

The museum is located in Strathpeffer's charming old Victorian station where trains brought visitors in the village's heyday as a spa. The museum tells the story of childhood in the Highlands of Scotland, recording tales of childhood amongst hardworking crofters and townsfolk, where money and luxuries were scarce, and life followed the satisfying rhythm of the seasons.

Highland Folk Museum

Kingussie Road
Newtonmore PH20 1AY

highlandfolk.com

This award winning museum has recreated a thriving township from the 1700s with heather thatched roofs and open turf fires, a working croft with cattle, sheep,ducks and hens and an old tin school from the 1930s. Costumed interpreters bring history to life.

Highland Council Museum Service

Ross and Cromarty Area, Council Offices, High Street
Dingwall IV15 9QN

museumsinthehighlands.com

Council service that is set up to help and inform members of the public regarding the museums and art galleries in operation in Highland.

Highland Aviation Museum

9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, By Inverness Airport
Inverness IV1 7XB

highlandaviationmuseum.org.uk

We are situated just a few minutes walk away from the terminal building of Inverness Airport. At our museum you'll find an outdoor exhibition of aircraft and an Airport Fire Tender.

Groam House Museum

High Street
Rosemarkie IV10 8UF

groamhouse.org.uk

Groam House Museum is situated in the Black Isle village of Rosemarkie, occupying an 18th-century building. Our lovely museum is an outstanding centre for Pictish and Celtic Art in Ross-shire. The unique display is focused on 15 carved Pictish stones which all originated in the village, an important centre of early Christianity. The sculptures are amongst the works of Pictish Art that inspired George Bain, the 'father of modern Celtic design', most of whose surviving artwork is in the care of the museum.

Glenfinnan Station Museum

Glenfinnan Railway Station, Glenfinnan
Fort William PH37 4LT

glenfinnanstationmuseum.co.uk

Glenfinnan Station Museum is situated in the famous and beautiful village of Glenfinnan on the Road to the Isles between Fort William and Mallaig. The Glenfinnan Experience not only includes the Station Museum but also has the added attractions of the Monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie at the head of Loch Shiel, the adjacent National Trust Visitor Centre and the Loch Shiel Eagle Watch Cruises. Towering above and behind, set in the mountain backdrop, stands the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct, initially famous as the largest concrete viaduct in this country but now internationally acclaimed as a key location in the Harry Potter Films.

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Achtercairn
Gairloch IV21 2BP

gairlochheritagemuseum.org

An award-winning museum with displays recreating a croft house interior, schoolroom, village shop, parlour and others. Also on display is the light from Rhu Reidh lighthouse, one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Dunbeath Heritage Centre

The Old School
Dunbeath KW6 6ED

dunbeath-heritage.org.uk

The centre provides a focus for the work of Dunbeath Preservation Trust: Registered museum; archaeological exhibition, Neil M Gunn literary landscape, engaging approach to landscape interpretation through art installations, photography and unique floor map. Repository for research data, manuscripts, photographs and items of local material culture; venue for lectures, storytelling and workshops; gathering place for local people and visitors - young and old - alike.

Dualchas: Skye & Lochalsh Area Museums Service

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, Elgin Hostel, Dunvegan Road
Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EE

highlandarchives.org.uk

As part of the Highland Archive Service, the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, Portree, is responsible for collecting, preserving and making available archives relating to the history of the Skye and Lochalsh area. The archives date from the 17th century to the present, and consist of documents in different formats including minute books, correspondence, maps, plans, photographs, drawings and sound recordings.

Dingwall Museum

Town Hall, High Street
Dingwall IV15 9RY

goo.gl

Dingwall Museum presents many local artefacts and fascinating tales of human exploits which are unique to Dingwall within a landmark building, once the centre of local government. Over the years members have designed displays to create pictures of the past for visitors to study and enjoy.

Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

Culloden Moor
Inverness IV2 5EU

nts.org.uk

The course of British, European and world history was changed here at Culloden on 16 April 1746. It was here that the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king.

Cromarty Courthouse Museum

Church Street
Cromarty IV11 8XA

cromarty-courthouse.org.uk

This elegant former courthouse, built in 1773, now houses fascinating exhibitions about the historic town of Cromarty. The courtroom scene has life-like figures and audio enactment to tell the story of one trial, the other rooms tell the history of Cromarty and each year there are special exhibitions and displays.

Clan Macpherson Museum

Laggan Road
Newtonmore PH20 1DE

clan-macpherson.org

Interested in Highland history? Want to discover the role of a clan in the Highlands? Then this is the place for you. Are you a Macpherson, Ellis, Pearson, Clarkson, Lees, Currie, Carson, Gillespie, Gillies, McLeish or McClair? Then we have your clan story

Clan Gunn Heritage Centre & Museum

Old Parish Church
Latheron KW5 6DG

clangunnsociety.org

The Clan Gunn Heritage Centre and Museum is housed in the old parish church, Latheron which was built in 1734. The centre tells the story of the clan from its Norse origins to the present day against the background of the history of the north of Scotland.

Clan Grant Museum

Duthil
by Carrbridge PH23 3ND

clangrant.org

The home of our Society - of the Clan Grant Worldwide - is the old Church at Duthil, close to Grantown-on-Spey. Inside, two glass display cabinets dedicated to the M?_tis and the Cherokees have recently been installed, as well as many paintings, photos and other clan memorabilia displayed on the walls. Important and valuable weapons and artefacts of the clan are held in storage by the National Museums of Scotland, and we have begun to display some of these items in the centre.

Clan Cameron Museum

Achnacarry PH34 4EJ

clan-cameron.org

The history and artefacts of the Clan Cameron. Also included in the museum are artefacts, photographs and information about the Commandos who trained at Achnacarry during the 1939/45 War and who frequently return here to visit their old training grounds.

Caithness Horizons

Old Town Hall, High Street
Thurso KW14 8AJ

caithnesshorizons.co.uk

Caithness Horizons contains: 1) Permanent exhibitions which interpret the cultural and natural heritage of Caithness from prehistory to the present day 2) An audio-visual presentation which provides an overview of the natural and cultural heritage of Caithness.

Caithness Broch Centre

Northlands Viking Centre, The Old School House, Auckengill, Keiss
Wick KW1 4XP

caithnessbrochcentre.co.uk

Brochs, unique to Scotland, are amongst the most studied monuments in British prehistory. A broch is a drystone tower with cells or galleries contained within the thickness of the wall.