This elegant Grade A listed former courthouse, built in 1773, now houses fascinating exhibitions about the historic town of Cromarty and the neigbouring parish of Resolis, which are FREE to visit.
Cromarty Courthouse Museum is housed in an elegant A-listed 18th century townhouse, refurbished in 1980s. It has two floors with a single storey jail extension, added in the mid-19th century to house 3 cells and an exercise gallery. The courtroom upstairs has the original fixed court furniture and is set up to tell the story of an early trial using mannequins.
The Museum collection consists of objects, paper archives, books and photographs. These illustrate the history of the area from the foundation of the medieval burgh through its heyday as a fishing community and commercial centre and forward to the 21st century.
The Museum runs a programme of changing exhibitions that often involve community input. The shop sells a range of locally-produced goods as well as items made specifically for the Courthouse from elsewhere in Scotland.
There is an attractive walled garden to the rear of the building that has been nurtured over the last few years as a wild-flower garden and orchard.