We have moved

Fantastic new displays, art gallery, cafe and shops


Find us next to the Shieling restaurant

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At Gairloch Museum, you can explore the cultural heritage of a unique area of the Highlands. Visitors will experience 7,000 years of local history, from evidence of Gairloch’s earliest settlers to the twentieth century engineering marvels of the Rubh Re lighthouse lens.

Much loved objects from our old home will be a part of our new exhibits alongside objects that have not been displayed before. These include:


The Poolewe Hoard, returning to Gairloch from Edinburgh after 120 years.


One of the quarantine signs from the once deadly, Anthrax Island.


The Midgeater, a device made to combat the Highland midge.


The Royal Charter bestowing the lands of Gairloch on the Mackenzies.


And much more…


With a new library, archive, gift shop and café, the relocated Museum will be an exciting research and social hub for both tourists and the local community. An entertaining selection of events, temporary exhibitions, heritage trails, new interactive displays and children’s trails will be available for visitors to enjoy. New accessible artefact store will provide ‘behind-the-scenes’ experiences for visitors to learn more about objects in our collection.

There is something for everyone.

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Gairloch Heritage Museum :   Achtercairn • Gairloch • Ross-shire • IV21 2BP • UK

Curator : Dr. Karen Buchanan (Thompson)

tel : 01445 712287

email : info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org

Gairloch Heritage Museum is operated by Gairloch & District Heritage Company Ltd

 which is run by volunteers and is a registered charity no. SC010249