Museum of the Isles

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




Museum Office

01599 534454

Clan Donald Skye Office

01471 844227

Clan Donald Skye Office

01471 844305

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

12 April-31 October 2014:
Daily April - September: 09.30-17.30 (last entry 17.00)
Daily 1-31 October: 10.00-16.30 (last entry 16.00)

Admission charges

Adults £8.00
Children and Concessions £6.50
Group Rate (10 people or more) £6.50
Family Tickets £25.00 (2 adults 4 children)

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.

Farewells and Celebrations

  • 12 April — 31 October 2014 *on now

This exhibition explores ideas evoked by the word Homecoming - hospitality, returning to where you belong, to a culture you recognise, as well as looking at the opposite of homecoming – leave taking and farewells.


Included in Clan Donald Skye entry ticket

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Milky Way

Dark Skye Star Party

  • 25 October 2014 5:30-9pm

Join us for an amazing evening of hands-on star gazing, the Dark Skye Star Party. The Isle of Skye has some of the darkest night skies in Europe and, on clear evenings, more than 1,000 stars can be seen. Presentations will be given by the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Professor John Brown, astro-photographer Sue Daly, science writer Steve Owens and others. There will also be an amazing pop-up planetarium, question and answer sessions and other activities, plus refreshments.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age


£12.50 per person including refreshments.