Gairloch Heritage Museum

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.

The Inner Sound

  • 13 May 2016 7:30-9pm

Gairloch Heritage Museum invites you to join them to celebrate the launch of Inner Sound, an exhibition by Alison Dunlop RSW which was inspired by the work of internationally renowned artist Jon Schueler. Schueler was, as Alison is now, a North American painter who lived and painted on the West Coast of Scotland for many years. The exhibition is, in part, to help honour the centenary of Jon Schueler's birth whose work and writing has inspired and influenced Alison's own work. The weekend will start with an evening talk by foremost expert on Jon Schueler, Dr Lindsay Blair and a discussion of his work.

Admission

Entry to talk and exhibition by donation.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/the-inner-sound/

The Inner Sound

  • 14 May 2016 11am-4pm

Following on from the launch of Alison Dunlop’s Inner Sound exhibition on Friday night, the museum will continue its celebrations with a demonstration by Alison of her watercolour techniques. Art experts and enthusiasts alike will be captivated by Alison’s work which she describes as a distillation of the ‘energy of the constant change’ within her surrounding environment. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn from one of the UK’s most noted ‘magic realist’ painters as well as a rare chance to view art in the place in which it was created and that it was inspired by.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/the-inner-sound-saturday/

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.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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