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Gairloch Heritage Museum

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Address: Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BN, Scotland
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+44 1445 712287
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Compact but fascinating.

An interesting museum of highland life around the area of Gairloch and Loch Ewe. Some trully delightful exhibits. Good for a rainy day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

An interesting museum of highland life around the area of Gairloch and Loch Ewe. Some trully delightful exhibits. Good for a rainy day.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

When you visit this Museum,take your time and read about the local history,it will make your visit even more enjoyable.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdomii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit and find out more about Scottish crofting life. Activities for younger children but interesting for all age groups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This museum is a credit to all those who have had a part in its development. Although small, it covers many aspect of the history and life of the area and really added to our visit.

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Horgen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A tiny museum, set up very carefully and with lots of love to details. You take a journey into the past and can magine the teacher in the classroom or the person selling products in the grocery store. Definitely worthwile a short stop when travelling on the A832 from Ullapool to the Isle of Skye (o vice vers, of course!)

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I visited the Museum last week - it's really great. Such a lot of exhibits, material, information, especially for a small community. I think most of the input is from volunteers, so they have done a fantastic job. They are hoping to build a new and larger Museum when they can get the funding, and then it will be even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Having MacKenzie ancestry from croft 26, Strath, Gairloch, I was visiting with my parents on Wednesday 13 July. A lot of very relevant information from literary, photographic and actual objects are arranged very well for the visitor. However the cashier (I do not know what their full title is but the person dealt with the sale of tickets) would drum... More 

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CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the museum and found so much information that interested you. I am sorry you found the behaviour of our volunteer and the music off putting. Some visitors love to hear the traditional music, and so we do struggle to please everyone on that front. All of our volunteers who man... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Well actually I am impress with all the info and history that is available to see and learn from. Good work Regards Cloe Caylen Gair

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Malaga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Without being crammed, the small space is cleverly arranged to show many aspects of local history and life. A great display of tools used by crofters, weavers & fisherfolk. Sections of information on the Pictish stones, geology, wildlife, and a helpful gentleman at the desk. I understand the museum may be getting larger premises? If so, it deserves more space... More 

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CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are fundraising hard for a new premises and our plan is to have realised this ambition by 2019. We hope you will come back and see the new and improved Gairloch Heritage Museum. More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Really enjoyed this little museum, very interesting articles, especially the little schoolroom. Lovely old photographs and I found the fishing boat very nostalgic, I was imagining the fishermmen going out into the rough seas bringing in their catch.

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