Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage

Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage

Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage
4.5

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robertaberdeen71
Aberdeen, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, in the hands of the National Trust for Scotland, is well worth visiting. The story of Hugh Miller's remarkable life is very well told and illustrated, and there is plenty else to see within what is a beautiful, historic village. The volunteer staff are well informed, welcoming, and enthusiastic and with so much information available to study, including some moving diary entries, and a fascinating property to experience, and with such a story to tell, we found our time there flew by.
The original village of Cromarty is like a time warp in an area in which the heavy engineering side of the oil industry has also made its presence felt. The contrast is truly remarkable.
Fortrose (not far away) is another place well worth visiting. Easy to put a visiting package in this part of Scotland.
Written 23 May 2023
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
A great museum which celebrates the life of a great man

Something here for all ages

Great social history

Fascinating fossils

Staff were really helpful and interested in making sure one had an enjoyable visit
Written 26 August 2022
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jac
Stourbridge, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Really informative place of interest, such a cute thatched cottage. Great interactive things to do and such helpful staff. Some lovely little gifts in the shop too. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Written 11 April 2022
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Lincsman
N.E.Lincs318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is part of the NTS and is hidden within Cromarty itself. There are two buildings and two gardens. It gave lots of information about Hugh Miller's life (about whom we knew nothing prior to the visit!) and had rooms set up for the period he was alive. One of the gardens contained modern sculptures inspired by his work on nature, geology and fossils. The staff were friendly and helpful. Being original old homes there is no cafe, etc but plenty of choice in Cromarty.
Written 4 November 2019
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Thomas G
Mansfield, UK281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Split into two buildings the attraction provides a history lesson and then follows with the cottage Hugh Miller was born in. The history is well presented.
Suggested afternoon visit can be extended by visiting Cromarty Courthouse Museum next door. If you arrive at lunchtime The Cromarty Arms can provide a good meal
Written 23 September 2019
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GreyGrandad
Wolverhampton, UK579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We didn’t know about Hugh Miller until we came here.
The museum was very informative and the thatched cottage interesting. Helpful staff.
National Trust for Scotland property.
Mind your head !
Written 12 May 2019
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Rattysmum
Telford, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We all enjoyed our visit on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Learned a lot about Hugh Miller and his life and times. Both of the staff were really helpful and enhanced our experience.
Written 5 May 2019
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deborah t
Stornoway, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit, we found it to be both interesting and informative, it is lovely to see such an important part of history being restored and kept so well. The staff here were lovely and very helpful, we also enjoyed the shop, some very good books here. It’s a shame the plants that are in the garden are not for sale on the wee plant stall as we really liked one particular plant, however the gentleman behind the desk was more than helpful by showing us the garden planting plan so we were able to find the name of the plant from that.
Written 5 May 2019
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georger140
Ellon, UK274 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Lovely staff and quite a nice wee cottage but, unfortunately, not to our taste in history. The guidebook, website and NTS all gave different times of opening. This should be sorted out as it will undoubtedly cost visitors.
Written 12 April 2019
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amr2151
Wishaw, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I managed to find a small window in a very busy weekend to visit the cottage and museum, and it was well worth it. Fascinating displays in the museum about various aspects of the man's life, atmospheric birthplace cottage, beautiful, thought-provoking garden. I plan to return to Cromarty at the same time next year, and will make a point of making it a longer stay, so I can fully appreciate this site, and the many others in the town.
Written 17 October 2018
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