Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum
Achtercairn
Gairloch
Highland
IV21 2BP
Scotland

Website

www.gairlochheritagemuseum.org

www.gairlochheritagemuseum.org/events.html

E-mail

info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org

Telephone

01445 712287

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Salmon coble at Gairloch Heritage Museum
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An award-winning museum with displays recreating a croft house interior, schoolroom, village shop, parlour and others. We house one of only two pictish stones found on the West coast mainland of Scotland. Also on display is the Fresnel lens from Rhu Reidh lighthouse, one of the largest lens assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board. There are lots of fun hands-on activities and quizzes for children and adults.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

April-October , Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 11:00-15:00, Closed: Sundays
November-March by appointment.

Admission charges

Adults £4.00
Senior Citizens/Students £3.00
Children £1.00
Group rates available

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

From Inverness, take the A9 to the roundabout at Tore, follow the A835 to Garve and then the A832 to Gairloch. The journey takes around 1hr 45mins.

From Ullapool, take the A835 to the junction at Braemore and then the A832 to Gairloch. The journey takes around 1hr 30mins.

The museum is at the junction of the A832 and the B8031 in the centre of Gairloch.

Links

Social history objects and archives from Gairloch Parish. Archaeology, geology and natural history of the area.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Maritime, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History

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.
Socks

Cake and Stockings: The Gairloch Pattern Knit Off

  • 15 May 2015 10am-4pm

Calling all knitters! Grab your needles and let's see if we can spin a yarn and knit it at the same time! Following the famous Gairloch pattern, we want to produce as many squares as possible while simultaneously eating delicious cakes and catching up on local chat.
For inspiration, we'll have some of the beautiful Gairloch pattern items from our collection on display and we'll be launching two unique knitting patterns which will be available for sale (we know you can't resist a new project!). Once we've brushed off the crumbs, we'll be stitching some of the squares together to create beautiful quilts for children in Inverness hospital. We have plans for some more of the squares too, with a bit of guerilla knitting to decorate the museum grounds!

Suitable for

Where

GALE Centre
Achtercairn
Gairloch
IV21 2BH

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.gairlochheritagemuseum.org/

Getting there

From Inverness, take the A9 to the roundabout at Tore, follow the A835 to Garve and then the A832 to Gairloch. The journey takes around 1hr 45mins.

From Ullapool, take the A835 to the junction at Braemore and then the A832 to Gairloch. The journey takes around 1hr 30mins.

The museum is at the junction of the A832 and the B8031 in the centre of Gairloch.

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