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Gairloch Heritage Museum

Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BN, Scotland
+44 1445 712287
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I loved this place

This is a great wee museum, which although small, took me hours to get through. It has a really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danny K
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Wonderful museum

This is a truly wonderful museum preserving the history of this beautiful area. It is well worth a... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
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“local history” (21 reviews)
“rainy day” (12 reviews)
“great wee” (7 reviews)
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Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BN, Scotland
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+44 1445 712287
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"local history"
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"rainy day"
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"great wee"
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"little gem"
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"run by volunteers"
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"lots of interesting exhibits"
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"for sale"
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"local area"
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"small space"
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"fascinating insight"
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"quiz sheet"
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"stuffed animals"
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"rural life"
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"an absolute delight"
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"full size"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great wee museum, which although small, took me hours to get through. It has a really interesting mix of displays that are all relative to the local area, from geology, to religion and more. My kids were not as entertained by this...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This is a truly wonderful museum preserving the history of this beautiful area. It is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I have fond memories of visiting this when I was small and it certainly lived up to my memories. The boys were given a quiz to fill out and there were many "buttons" to press on the way around to make learning fun even for...More

Thank Nicky K
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CuratorGairloch, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It is lovely to hear that both you and your little one enjoyed the museum. We are very lucky to have such great volunteers who help make the museum so enjoyable for our visitors.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great visit on a rainy day and might have missed this had the weather been fine. Full of interesting pieces and information and love the lighthouse - incredible glass.

Thank JanandMik
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CuratorGairloch, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the museum. Our lighthouse lens is one of the largest of its kind ever made and we are very proud of it. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Whilst this is a fairly small museum, there's lots to see and interest the whole family. Some great displays, especially about the history of the lighthouse

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

A lovely little museum with lots of interesting things to see. Staff very welcoming and friendly and obviously care about the history of Gairloch.

Thank LINDA S
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

As we were staying in the Gairloch hotel, we took a stroll around the village. We passed the Farm shop, Bistro, Chinese & the spar shop. We found the Heritage museum, paid & went in. It is compact to say the least, but none the...More

Thank trig420
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Other reviewers seemed to rate this place highly. It looks pretty low budget, but as you look around and see the local history brought to life, you can't help getting drawn in. There is loads here to fascinate the curious traveller.More

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CuratorGairloch, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We do indeed run the museum on a shoestring and, if it weren't for our volunteers, we would not exist at all. We are glad that you found lots of interest and that our displays piqued your interest on...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This local museum has clearly had a lot of work put in. As well as a trove of wonderful artifacts large and small (from buttons to boats and an entire lighthouse mechanism), they have a history of every croft in the area, illustrated in a...More

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Karen B, Curator at Gairloch Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We are glad you appreciated the croft booklets. Our volunteers put a lot of work into collecting all that information! Thanks you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Another wet day activity in Gairloch! This small, yet well set out museum gives a fascinating look into life in the local area especially over the past couple of hundred years

Thank Peter B
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sarah h
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The museum is open 10-5 on Monday 28th August.
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