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

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.
Children Playing Instruments

March to the Museum

  • 16 May 2015 12-4pm

In 1914 men from all over Mackay Country, marched off to war to the rousing sound of the pipes. Help us remember those brave men from WW1 who defended home and country as we follow in their footsteps and 'March to the Museum'. Explore the role of pipers during the Great War through the story of local piper Alick Mackay, listen to the evocative playing of our pipers and discover why pipers from this part of the world were, and still are, so highly prized for their skill. This great family-friendly event promises to provide a spirited look at both our military and musical history with plenty of activities to keep the children amused. Refreshments will be available.

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