Strathnaver Museum

Strathnaver Museum
Bettyhill Thurso
KW14 7SS




01641 521418

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

Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

April to October: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (closed Sundays)

Admission charges

Adults - £2.00; Concessions - £1.50; Students & Family Groups 6 or more - £1.00; Children - 50p (under 5 free)

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Weapons and War, Social History, Maritime

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Hugh Mackay during WW1 dressed in his military uniform

A Mackay Tale

  • 17 May — 31 October 2014 *on now

Using the Heilam Ferry Collection this exhibition celebrates elements of our heritage and culture via the story of one family’s journey from their eviction from Totaig during the Strathnaver Clearances through to the present day.

Discover the role Hugh Mackay played during WW1 and why he received a letter from George V!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£2 adults, £1.50 conc., £1 student, 50p child


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Hugh Mackay during WW1

WW1 and the men from north Sutherland

  • 30 August 2014 2-3pm

Join Alasdair Sutherland author of 'Never More' and 'Somewhere in blood soaked France' as we discover the stories of the men from north Sutherland who fought during WW1. Alasdair will also give you some hints and tips when researching war memorials along with some local history items.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13