Gairloch Heritage Museum

Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh

This museum has interesting displays on life in the West Highlands from Pictish times to the present, including locally built fishing boats and a faithful recreation of a crofter's cottage. It will close at the end of the 2018 season and relocate after a redevelopment of a former anti-aircraft battery 200m south of here.

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Nearby Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh attractions

1. Inverewe Garden

4.76 MILES

Six miles north of Gairloch, this splendid place is a welcome splash of colour on this otherwise bleak coast. The climate here is warmed by the Gulf…

3. Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre

15.96 MILES

The Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre, a mile northwest of Kinlochewe, has interactive displays (good for kids) on local geography, ecology, flora and fauna. It…

4. Staffin Dinosaur Museum

19.77 MILES

In an old stone barn by the roadside, this museum houses an interesting collection of dinosaur footprints, ammonites and other fossils discovered in the…

5. Applecross Heritage Centre

20.15 MILES

By a church, this interesting museum has resources for discovering your Applecross roots as well as displays on spinning wool – you may see a craftsperson…

6. Quiraing

22.44 MILES

Staffin Bay is dominated by the dramatic basalt escarpment of the Quiraing: its impressive land-slipped cliffs and pinnacles constitute one of Skye’s most…

7. Ullapool Museum

22.72 MILES

Housed in a converted Telford church, this museum relates the prehistoric, natural and social history of the town and Lochbroom area, with a particular…

8. An Talla Solais

22.76 MILES

This community-run gallery stages changing exhibitions of works by Highland artists, from paintings and photography to ceramics and textiles. Opening…