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Gairloch Heritage Museum

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Very interesting

Looking forward to coming next year and seeing the museum in it's new situation. How wonderful... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Very small but plenty of interesting exhibits

Walked along from the Gairloch hotel and discovered this little museum. Very small and not much... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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All reviews local history rainy day little gem worth a visit interesting exhibits run by volunteers for sale light house great insight family history local area small entrance fee great displays very helpful staff spinning wheel lots of interesting things a great place to spend
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Looking forward to coming next year and seeing the museum in it's new situation. How wonderful that all the history of the Highlands is being preserved in this way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Walked along from the Gairloch hotel and discovered this little museum. Very small and not much room inside when busy but full of interesting exhibits. Small entrance fee but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little museum, beautifully curated, which is packed full of interesting exhibits. It allows you to get a feel for how life was in this remote Highland coastal settlement, celebrating local heros, customs and legends. A great place to spend a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely and well maintained local museum and maintained with public funding and donations. Be sure to check out the Pictish Symbol Stone and Bronze Age utensils, plus the locally made fishing boats. Small fee to entre and has a small local gift...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelagentHM
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting wee museum to spend some time in, worth a visit to experience local lifestyles in times gone by... some quality craft products for sale

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

The Museum set up locally with much local and voluntary input is a great resource for those , maybe from Canada or USA who are researching their family history. There is an interesting video and presentations of the migration of former locals forced from their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Fantastic insight into past history of the area. Wonderful displays and very helpful staff. Plenty of information about the surrounding area. Don’t miss this fantastic museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Oldies
Reviewed 11 September 2018

It may be a small museum but it is very interesting. Lots of displays with plenty of written information. Don't miss this little gem, go and have a look for yourselves.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TenJw
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A lovely insight in to Gairloch in times gone bye. This is lovely centre and well worth a visit. The section on "sleepy time gal", was where I spent most of my time. A very sad story about an American heavy bomber that crashed near...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank scottmckenzie1964
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour enjoying this museum, staff were very friendly! I loved rock info as the area has such ancient mountains. Used to be joined to North American landmass millions of years ago! Loads of other stuff to read and view! Please support with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

The geology of this area is indeed fascinating. Upside down mountains, and some of the oldest rocks in the world! We are glad you enjoyed the museum. Thank you very much for leaving us a great review.

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