Hugh Miller's Cottage - National Trust For Scotland

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Here in this thatched cottage built c1698 by his great-grandfather was born Hugh Miller, on 10 October, 1802. Miller rose to international acclaim as a geologist, editor and writer. The furnished cottage contains an exhibition and video on his life and work. To the rear is a Scottish ‘wild garden’ of colourful native plants, redesigned to reflect Miller’s own love of nature. A reading room has been opened, offering visitors the chance to browse at leisure among Miller’s works. New artworks on display include a tapestry, sculpture and silver medallion.
The cottage was first opened to the public in 1890. It was handed over to the Trust by Cromarty Town Council in 1938.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Science centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hugh Miller, geologist, editor and writer

Hugh Miller's Cottage - National Trust For Scotland
Church Street
IV11 8XA



01381 600245

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