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Gairloch Heritage Museum

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Address: Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BN, Scotland
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+44 1445 712287
10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting little spot

It's not the British Museum, It's a small building in a remote village. The exhibits are not sophisticated. That's the bad part. If you hadn't figured the above out anyway and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Calne, United Kingdom
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Calne, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not the British Museum, It's a small building in a remote village. The exhibits are not sophisticated. That's the bad part. If you hadn't figured the above out anyway and expected anybody else, to be brutally honest you're too stupid to go in and should play snap or Pokemon The little place has fairly simple stuff and visual tableaus... More 

Thank KermitF2
CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for recommending the museum. More 

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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best museum we've been to in Wester Ross so far, plenty of quality content to see, spent at least 1.5 hours here looking around

Thank Emma D
CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

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194 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the Finlay MacKinnon exhibition. As ever the museum volunteers are great ambassadors for the area. Kids had fun on the Easter egg hunt.

Thank Starkreality1
CuratorGairloch, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad the kids had fun. The Finlay MacKinnon exhibition was really popular and we have enjoyed hosting it. And yes - our volunteer curators are a real credit! More 

Meckenheim, Germany
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Still remember the old children text-books. Hasn't really changed from then to the 1st class children of today. They still do plant studies in biology. Has a very nice tea-room in the back of the museum, too.

Thank gabriele668
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A wonderful collection of artefacts and displays, tells the story of Gairloch from earliest times. Kids loved the quiz worksheets and learned a lot from the displays. Friendly staff and good range of history books for sale. Moran taing!

1 Thank OldGlenbogle
Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very interesting museum to visit about the local area. The gentleman on the information desk was very friendly and helpful. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank Christine C
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great wee museum, the lady behind the desk on a Sat was very informative and a local. The museum is great and has interactive exhibits.

1 Thank Linda M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lots of interesting exhibits to see and quizzes to go round with for the kids. Good value for an hour or so in the dry!

1 Thank vickygray2016
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Having read glowing reviews I was a tad underwhelmed. There's a fair amount packed in a small space but the displays are very wordy and a bit tired. Not much for kids, although they do get a little treasure hunt quiz. Probably of most interest to history buffs due to all the local records held there, or those with the... More 

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562 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This local museum was probably one of the best labelled and informative that I have visited. It gave a very good insight to local life. A must visit

1 Thank Jim B

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