Ullapool Museum

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Housed within a restored Grade A1 listed Thomas Telford Parliamentary Church, originally built in 1829, the Museum tells the story of Lochbroom - the land and its people.

The audiovisual presentation tells the story of the people who have made this challenging environment their home, from the first settlers after the ice age to the present day. The commentary is available in six European languages.

Changing exhibitions, extensive archive material, genealogy research

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Opening hours

April - October
Mon-Sat 1000-1700
Other times by arrangement and advertisement

Admission charges

£3.50 adults
£2.50 concessions
under 16 free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, 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.

Sir John Fowler and Lochbroom

  • 13 May 2016 12-3pm

Join us for a guided drive and walk through what was the Braemore estate of the great Victorian engineer Sir John Fowler. We'll take a look at the prototype bridge for the iconic Forth Bridge, the tunnels built to test the engineering of the London Underground's Metropolitan Line, and other landscape features built to Fowler's design.

Part of Ullapool Museum's mini festival: 'Stone & Steel - Lochbroom and the Architect of Innovation'


£5 per ticket



Stone & Steel – Sir John Fowler, architect of innovation

  • 13 May 2016 7-9pm

Explore the work of Sir John Fowler, the innovative Victorian engineer in a relaxed, informal talk and discussion. Learn of the amazing legacy of his work that endures into the 21st century: from railways to bridges, Fowler's work resonates with our lives today. The talk and discussion will be led by local resident Peter Newling, great grandson of Sir John Fowler.

Part of Ullapool Museum's mini festival: 'Stone & Steel - Lochbroom and the Architect of Innovation'





Creative Construction – Building Bridges at Ullapool Museum

  • 14 May 2016 11am-4pm

Get your hands on Scottish architectural history by building bridges from the past! Discover how Sir John Fowler imagined and designed the iconic Forth Bridge, and how he built a mini version right here in Ullapool Museum. Budding young builders and engineers are invited to help construct our own bridge in the Museum using a variety of materials including construction straws and giant building bricks.

Part of Ullapool Museum's mini festival: 'Stone & Steel - Lochbroom and the Architect of Innovation


Free of charge



Ullapool Museum
7-8 West Argyle Street
IV26 2TY

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01854 612 987

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