Timespan Heritage Centre and Art Gallery

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Timespan Museum is the starting point on a journey through the colourful historical themes of the area. It provides the visitor with a wealth of information about past ways of life and some of the more turbulent events in Sutherland’s history. It combines local stories and folklore from the past and present with a multi-faceted collection of objects spanning thousands of years.

The museum’s illustrated timeline will amaze visitors with its Worldwide and Helmsdale facts. The visitor will be keen to explore the heritage of the area from prehistory with a tantalizing insight into the lives of the enigmatic Picts and their beautiful carved stones, to the time of the Clearances at the start of the nineteenth century, when thousands of people were removed from their homes in the Strath of Kildonan to make way for large sheep farms. The rise and fall of the fishing industry at Helmsdale is explored through the roles of the men and women who followed the herring shoals each year. Find out more about the largest salmon caught on the River Helmsdale and the celebrated Kildonan Gold Rush of 1869.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 10–5
Sunday: 12–5

Admission charges

Admission: Adults £4
Concessions £3.00
Children £2.00
Family tickets £10.00

Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History

Timespan Heritage Centre and Art Gallery
Dunrobin Street




01431 821327

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