Volunteer personnel on duty were friendly but efficient. Very interesting artefacts which really captured life in the p[ast on the West Coast of Scotland.
What a great spot for learning more about the area. Lovely museum and very nice lady curator on the reception, very friendly. It's a fascinating place, and lots to keep even small children interested. Interactive displays etc. Check it out.
A great example of how a small community can tells its story in an engaging manner in just a handful of rooms. The place is packed with objects, photos and information, as well as a reconstructed farmhouse interior. Look out for the flagon of illicit whiskey, still full and found buried in the peat just a few years ago..
A nice little, but very important, museum which gave us a good picture of Crofters' lives in the past and present. I only hope it is not closed down, as threatened. It is certainly an important part of the heritage of the area.
Despite being from the west of Scotland and having centuries of family history in the west, this museum (although small) was still greatly interesting. It covered so many parts of small community life from grinding corn to the postal service to the illicit stills... and so on. It really is worth a visit, and when a French family arrived it... More
We felt we got a genuine flavour of the community across many decades. We have been before in previous years and there have always been interesting additions to the collection.
The title is the comment I hear often from many of the visitors we get. I'm biased of course, as a member, but it is true! There are lots of artefacts to see and hands on stuff for the kids. But why not check out the web site, There might even be an exhibition on when you visit.
Gairloch's rich history and heritage are shown to good effect at the museum. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and do go that extra mile to help. There are plenty of activities to keep children (and my parents entertained). It's good value and a nice place to spend some time.
The museum was great with loads of local info staff were very friendly and helpful Gairloch itself is a lovely place will defo be going back
This was a great little museum in Gairloch that wasn't on our original trip plan. The relocated lighthouse light was a definite highlight for me, along with some working models (that actually worked) - something that can be rare to find in modern museums.
We are pleased with the lighthouse display and glad you appreciated it. The foghorn mechanism, light and lens were saved by friends of the museum when nearby Ruadh Reidh lighthouse was modernised in the 1980s. The Fresnel lens is a very beautiful object. More
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