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You'll always find something of interest here

Always worth a visit as Bill Lawson and his team are welcoming and knowledgeable. Whether you're... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Exceptional place

Part of our reason for touring the Outer Hebrides was so that my partner could look into his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Consett, United Kingdom
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“st kilda”(2 reviews)
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Northton, HS3 3JA, Scotland
+44 1859 520258
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Bill Lawson is a very knowledgable man, telling you all about the history of the place. Where people have gone to and sells amazing books, also about crofting on the islands.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank georgiking
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Very nice place to visit and learn about Isle of Harris. Especially liked display of individual residents, their photos and their remarks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christine J
Reviewed 28 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tallis
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The exhibition here provides an overview of the history of this area of The Hebrides and is definitely worth stopping at.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

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
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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.

Reviewed 21 May 2018

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
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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

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