history museums in Northern Highlands
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Northern Highlands Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Northern Highlands...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Northern Highlands Museums and Galleries


Gairloch Heritage Museum

Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BP
Tel: 01445 712287     E-mail: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org.uk

Shows all elements of life in Gairloch from pre-history to present day. From Archaeology to Mock-up crofting cottage, schoolroom, Whisky still, fishing scenes. The art gallery that is part of the museum has various shows that change throughout the year. Open from 10-5 Monday to Saturday from April to October.

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Strathnaver Museum

Clachan, Bettyhill, KW11 7SS
Tel: 01641 521 418     E-mail: strathnavermus@ukonline.co.uk

Memorabilia of Clan Mackay, story of the clearances, crofting equipment. Celtic Stone Cross in the Graveyard.

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Caithness Horizons

Thurso Town Hall, High Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8AJ
Tel: 01847 896508     E-mail: JoanneHowdle@CaithnessHorizons.co.uk

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Wick Heritage Centre

18-27 Bank Row, Wick, KW1 5EY
Tel/Fax: 01955 605393     E-mail: info@wickheritage.org

Tableaux of the town's history and heritage. 70,000 photographs taken from 1863 to 1977 of Wick and area.

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