Strathnaver Museum


Clachan, Bettyhill, By Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7SS

    Strathnaver Museum is a local history museum near Thurso in Caithness.

    Strathnaver Museum is the Museum of the Clearances and tells this fascinating and at times brutal story within the wider perspective of our cultural and social history.


    The Museum holds a diverse range of objects depicting life in the north Highlands from prehistoric to more modern times. Within the Museum you can discover the Bronze Age burial beaker unearthed by a Highland Council roadcrew in 1981 and marvel at the tools our ancestors used to work their land in order to feed their families.  Just outside the Museum you can also see the impressive and elaborately designed Pictish Farr Stone dated from around 800 to 850AD.


    The Museum is housed within the old parish church at Clachan in Bettyhill which is notable in its own right and is listed by Historic Scotland for its regional architectural importance. The museum also holds an interesting and varied archive of books, manuscripts and recorded oral histories which is valuable for genealogical and academic researchers.


    The Museum regularly stages special events and exhibitions which are advertised on the VisitScotland website and on Facebook.

    Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.


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    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday Closed

    We open on 1st April and close 31 October.
    Opening times: 10:00 – 17:00, 6 days a week closed Sundays.
    Viewings may be possible outwith opening times and visitors are asked to contact us to arrange this via email or phone.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Wick airport. Inverness 100 miles, 30 miles from Thurso.

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