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Address: Tower Street, Tain IV19 1DY, Scotland
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Interesting way to spend an hour or two

Our main rason for visiting the museum was the rain! It turned out to be really interesting and not just for the local interest. The collection of Tain silver is beautiful, (but I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
mandy m
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Moray, United Kingdom
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Moray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our main rason for visiting the museum was the rain! It turned out to be really interesting and not just for the local interest. The collection of Tain silver is beautiful, (but I am a sucker for polished silver) and the stained glass windows in the church are amazing.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

An interesting and informative little trio of museums, packed with items of local interest and manned by knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff. We really enjoyed our visit - particularly the information on local silverware and the history of pilgrimage to the area.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Jason, the guide, made our short visit really interesting as he was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On arrival we knew nothing about Tain but we left having learnt a lot and with a new found interest in silver.

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Thank ShelleyB654
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Covers the whole history of the area and the Ross clan. A mix of video and information boards. The museum Tain exhibit is stunning not to be missed and was included in the ticket price

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Sidcup
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Worth the entrance fee to spend sometime learning about Tain. Small, compact and informative. A small museum so not a huge amount of time needed staff friendly.

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Thank Trevor B
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This museum consists of a local history section and a superb collection of silver, which Tain used to produce. The staff are wonderfully informative - expect to know much more about silverware than you did when you went in!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Very little museum about the history of Tain. The staff took the time to present us the interesting pieces, explain their history and answer our question about the area, how to find other artefacts to be seen

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Get yourself in here and have a scout around for the more unusual, not just the organised voice-over tour. Outside, the grounds and church are worth perusing over. The shop itself has stories to tell; when I visited there was a stone bust sitting on the floor and the curator had a story about why it was on the floor... More 

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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

This was a perfect rainy day activity in Tain. Two small museums and an attractive and well-preserved collegiate church. The docent, Sheila, was very pleasant and helpful as well. "The Pilgrimage", a beautifully illustrated series of panels telling various aspects of Tain's religious history, was particularly nice.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Lady at the recepcion are very friendly, very nice. very intersting visit ,they has a movie and beautifull antiques pieces of hand made silver jewlery with an explanation how they did .

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