Gairloch Heritage Museum


Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BP

    Take a journey through time in the north west Highlands at the Gairloch Heritage Museum, discovering the culture, heritage and customs of this beautiful area. Explore our archive and uncover your family history.

    Gairloch Heritage Museum takes you a journey through time in the north west Highlands.  Take the opportunity to discover the culture, heritage, traditions and customs of our beautiful area from pre-historic times to the present day.

    Marvel at the massive lens of the Rubha Reidh lighthouse, see the interior of a croft house and traditional village shop, and discover an illicit whisky still. Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and discover the rigours and strains of earning a living from the sea.  Relive the life of a crofter, using basic tools and with no electricity or running water.

    With a wealth of exhibits, interactive displays and things to do, prepare to be propelled into a past world from the Bronze Age, through crofting, the Jacobites, and traditional industries such as fishing to the present day people of the Highlands.  You can also make an appointment to use the library and archive and delve into your family history.


    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Gairloch Heritage Museum is open from April (Easter if earlier) until the end of October, between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 11am - 3pm Saturday.
    In the winter months, visits can be made by arrangement.

    Ticket Information
    Adult ticket £4.00 per ticket
    Children over 5 £1.00 per ticket
    Children under 5 Free
    Concessions £3.00 per ticket
    Family Membership £15.00 per ticket
    Individual membership £10.00 per ticket
    Senior ticket £3.00 per ticket

    Admission charges
    Adults £4.00
    Children (5-16) £1
    Senior Citizens/Students £3.00
    Contact the museum for rates on groups of 10 or more.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Level Access assisted disabled access

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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