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Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage

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Address: Hugh Millers Cottage Church Street, Cromarty IV11 8XA, Scotland
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Easy parking just outside, found it ok. First we walked around the museum part, then round the thatched cottage next door. Also wee gift shop. Hugh Miller seemed to be a... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Invergordon, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Small SNT property. Didn't know much about Hugh Miller so found it quite interesting. The "garden" was a bit of a let down - a few strides and that's it. Good to while away an hour or so.

Thank AlyG1954
Invergordon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Easy parking just outside, found it ok. First we walked around the museum part, then round the thatched cottage next door. Also wee gift shop. Hugh Miller seemed to be a Fascinating individual. Lots of fossils to see,lots of info about his life and loves. Need to watch the doorways as they're very low in the thatched cottage. The tiny... More 

Thank Pollyolly65
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Didn't know about Hugh Miller or history of Cromarty before but this visit whetted the appetite to spen,d more time here. Very pleasant and helpful ladies in charge.

Thank Ian B
Frampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The small cottage where Hugh Miller was born and lived for most of his life. The house next door has been turned into a museum of his achievements both as an author and geologist. It also has a fine collection of rocks and fossils collected by Hugh in his life time of being a jobbing stonemason, author, and one of... More 

Thank Geoff B
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Hugh Miller was an amazing man, a truly Renaissance man. This museum examines his work in geology and paleontology. With lots of displays and things you can touch. A short, tragic life of a genius. A man who was ahead of his time.

1 Thank Connie R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Spend the day enjoying everything Cromarty has to offer - Hugh Miller is not well-known outside of Scotland yet was a contemporary of Charles Darwin and an most unusual and interesting character

1 Thank ScottishKath
London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

To be honest we had never heard of Hugh Miller when we spotted this place so it was quite an eye opener when we discovered so much about this man and his importance in the world of geology. His personal life was also fascinating and we spent a good hour or so extending our knowledge of this man and what... More 

Thank Geoffrey H
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Charming wee house and history. Guides were very friendly and interesting to learn more about this Scottish gentleman.

Thank Mel T
Orpington, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

There are two separate small houses next door to each other and an interesting little garden. One was built by Hugh Miller's GGGfather in 1711; the other by Hugh Miller 's father in about 1800. Both are filled with memorabilia from Hugh's life and times. There is also an interesting free brochure 'Hugh Miller Cromarty Trail'.

1 Thank StellaCaroline
Cromarty, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Here is the opportunity to rediscover a forgotten local hero, Hugh Miller, one of Scotland's greatest geologists and writers. The two buildings take you on a journey through 19th Century Cromarty and Scotland through Miller's eyes, via his fossils and his writings.

3 Thank mgostwick

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