Museum of the Isles

The first gallery at the Museum of the Isles
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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. A poetry trail, children’s quizzes and interactive exhibits round off our museum provision. There is also a library and archive collection.

It is set in the beautiful 40 acre woodland gardens surrounding the ruined Armadale Castle.

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Opening hours

2015 season. We are open seven days a week from 30th March until 31st October, 9.30am-5.30pm, last entry 5pm.

Admission charges

Entry fees for 2015 are as follows: Adults £8.50, Children £5.50, Family £25, Family week ticket £45.00, Senior/Disabled/Student £6.95, Under 5's free, Pre-booked groups of 10 or more £6.95, Local (resident within Sleat peninsula, proof required) £2.50

Additional info

During the winter closed period, November to March, the library is open to the public by prior appointment only.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
List of Battles enscribed on the stock of the Gunna Breac, a long gun dating from circa 1700, which belonged to the MacDonalds of Dalchosnie..

Three Annivesaries: 1715, 1815 & 1915

  • 30 March — 31 October 2015 *on now

We explore the impact the events of these dates had on Highland life. The Jacobite defeat in 1715 influenced the way many Highland chiefs reacted to Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.
The boom years of the long war with France ended in 1815 bringing economic distress to the Highlands and unemployment for the thousands of Highlanders serving with the army.
And while the First World War had an impact on every family in the country, the events of 1915, particularly the Battle of Festubert, had an enormous effect on the Highlands, as they involved the regiments recruited in this area.


Included with the normal entrance tickets to Clan Donald Skye and the Museum of the Isles (£8.50 adults, concessions £6.95, children £5.50). Tel 01471-844305

Museum of the Isles
Clan Donald Skye
Isle of Skye
IV45 8RS




Clan Donald Skye Office

01471 844305

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.