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Seallam! is the premier visitor centre in the Isle of Harris specialising in the people and the history of the Western Isles. We help people all over the world in tracing their ancestry back to the islands. We have an unrivaled collection of island...more
Always worth a visit as Bill Lawson and his team are welcoming and knowledgeable. Whether you're wanting to discover local history, find a lovely gift or add to your reading collection you'll not be disappointed with the wide selection. If you've a sense of history...More
Part of our reason for touring the Outer Hebrides was so that my partner could look into his ancestry - as far back as we knew his mother's family had come from the Isle of Lewis.
We were strongly recommended to visit Seallam Visitor Centre...More
For such a small venue this place does very well. The information on the geology, history and socio-economics of the area is excellent. The Info on St Kilda was the highlight of the visit & I spent a long time reading the medical records and...More
I was walking from Leverburgh to Northton when I happened upon the Seallam! Visitor Centre. Initially just looking for a few minutes respite and a cup of coffee, I found a veritable Aladdin's Cave of books and memorabilia. I was looking through a number of...More
We came across this by accident as we were driving south and it proved to be an essential visit for us. It told us so much about the history, geology, genealogy of the area and had a wonderful bookshop. We were to visit St Kilda...More
Date of experience: May 2018
Stephen M, Manager at Seallam! Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted to meet you and hope you enjoyed your visit to St Kilda, the weather has been so good! We look forward to seeing you again.
This visitor centre is easy to miss if you're not looking for it, located immediately adjacent to a local residential road.
The staff are friendly, but this is mostly a book/gift shop (free to visit) and a small museum that seemed to focus on extensive...More
Date of experience: July 2017
Stephen M, Manager at Seallam! Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018
Thank you very much for your review. As you say we specialise in Western Isles genealogy, but the exhibition (museum) caters more for general interest for visitors to the island with a section on St Kilda. If you visit Harris again, we would be delighted...More