Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage and Museum


Church Street, Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA

    Here in this thatched cottage built c1698 by his great-grandfather was born Hugh Miller, on 10 October, 1802.

    Miller rose to international acclaim as a geologist, editor and writer. The furnished cottage contains an exhibition and video on his life and work. To the rear is a Scottish wild garden of colourful native plants, redesigned to reflect Millers own love of nature.

    A reading room has been opened, offering visitors the chance to browse at leisure among Millers works. New artworks on display include a tapestry, sculpture and silver medallion.
    5 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Cottage and Museum:
    23 March to 30 September, daily 12-5
    1 October to 31 October, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12-5


    • Shop The gift shop sells a variety of themed goods including books, mineral gems, fossils, jewellery, cards and jams.
    • Tea & Coffee Available Light refreshments are offered in the Miller Yard on request. Order your hot drinks and enjoy the sunshine in this sheltered spot.


    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop Inductive ear hooks for audio guides available.


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Free on-street parking (limited).
    • Public Parking Nearby Public parking at shore.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome Children's Quiz available.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Public Transport Directions

    Cromarty is 22 miles north-east of Inverness.

    By road
    From the Kessock Bridge in Inverness, follow the A9 north until signs for A832 to Cromarty.

    By bus
    Rapson's Coaches operate a service from Inverness; telephone 01463 710555

    Transport within Scotland

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    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Audio
      • Large print (at least 14 point)

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

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