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Gairloch Heritage Museum

Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BN, Scotland
+44 1445 712287
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Very Interesting

Lovely little museum with welcoming, helpful staff. Great interpretation boards and displays... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cher130
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Super wee Museum!

Nicely laid out, interesting displays, helpful chap on the desk. Something for everyone! Well worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DiNic333
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York, United Kingdom
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“local history” (21 reviews)
“rainy day” (12 reviews)
“little gem” (10 reviews)
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Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BN, Scotland
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+44 1445 712287
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"local history"
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"rainy day"
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"little gem"
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"run by volunteers"
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"great insight"
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"for sale"
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"local area"
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"small building"
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"great displays"
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"lots of interesting things"
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"rural life"
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"an absolute delight"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"on display"
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"wester ross"
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"exhibits"
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"lighthouse"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little museum with welcoming, helpful staff. Great interpretation boards and displays including a full size mock up of a croft! We thought we would be in and out in a few minutes but were surprised to spend quite a while enjoying the different areas....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely laid out, interesting displays, helpful chap on the desk. Something for everyone! Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It was a bit of a busman’s holiday for me but a Museum visit is always a winner. Full of fantastic history of the surrounding area. My only moan would be the lighting was a bit on the darkside. My son was waiting on the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

They say that good things come in small packages and this museum is testimony to that statement. We spent a number of happy hours exploring the displays. So many fascinating objects with text panels giving just the right amount of information without becoming overpowering. We...More

1  Thank ihksp1
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

what a quaint little museum this is. Great insight into the area in times gone by, should be on everybody visiting the local areas to do list

1  Thank bobm38906
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great wee museum, which although small, took me hours to get through. It has a really interesting mix of displays that are all relative to the local area, from geology, to religion and more. My kids were not as entertained by this...More

1  Thank Danny K
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This is a truly wonderful museum preserving the history of this beautiful area. It is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I have fond memories of visiting this when I was small and it certainly lived up to my memories. The boys were given a quiz to fill out and there were many "buttons" to press on the way around to make learning fun even for...More

1  Thank Nicky K
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CuratorGairloch, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It is lovely to hear that both you and your little one enjoyed the museum. We are very lucky to have such great volunteers who help make the museum so enjoyable for our visitors.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great visit on a rainy day and might have missed this had the weather been fine. Full of interesting pieces and information and love the lighthouse - incredible glass.

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CuratorGairloch, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the museum. Our lighthouse lens is one of the largest of its kind ever made and we are very proud of it. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Whilst this is a fairly small museum, there's lots to see and interest the whole family. Some great displays, especially about the history of the lighthouse

Thank Dave C
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sarah h
28 August 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Property representative |
The museum is open 10-5 on Monday 28th August.
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