Gairloch Heritage Museum

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Gairloch Heritage Museum: The museum takes you on a journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages. The museum is jam-packed full of exhibits, and is set out to take you on a whirlwind journey through 21 different topics.

Examine the crofting tools of a more recent age that still relied on skill rather than technology. Relive life in the croft house, the school room and the village shop that are all a world away from the Internet. Imagine the locals joining in an impromptu ceilidh at the end of another hard day on the croft, sustained by the produce of the dairy but fuelled by the product of the illicit whisky still. Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and compare the rigours of earning a living off the sea in these small, open craft with todays purpose-built, sea-going trawlers. Reflect on the relief of the seaman as the beam from one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board guides him to safety without the help of radar or satellite navigation.

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From Inverness
Take the A9 to the roundabout at Tore, follow the A835 to Garve and then the A832 to Gairloch. The journey takes around 1hr 45mins.

From Ullapool
Take the A835 to the junction at Braemore and then the A832 to Gairloch. The journey takes around 1hr 30mins.

The museum is at the junction of the A832 and the B8031 in the centre of Gairloch.


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Address: Gairloch Heritage Museum, Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Highlands, IV21 2BP, UK
Phone: +44 1445 712287

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