Since we opened in July 2019, our visitors have expressed their delight at the new Museum. These comments give an insight into what you can enjoy when you pay us a visit.
Best use of a military bunker ever – fact
First visit to spanking new Gairloch Museum … Real treat. Good narratives, fine artifacts, stunning lighthouse lamp, lovely staff, imposing lochside location with views over the Minch - but the star is the building, a converted military bunker. Great it has been re-purposed in such a positive way - and the austere cement interior is cool in every sense.
Tripadvisor 5* Review 15 August 2019
The part that stands out most for me is an area where I have personal interest - Geology.
I don't think I have been anywhere else in the world - including huge natural history museums - which has managed to capture and explain the geology of the area - which is very complex. I would strongly recommend getting in touch with the various geological societies in this country & invite them to come along if they are on any field trips in the NW of Scotland.
Postcard feedback 21 September 2019
An amazing testament to the people of Gairloch and surrounding area. A fascinating,
respectful, gentle, educational and classy insight into the real life of the community.
Please make time to watch the film which is narrated by many of the community.
Tripadvisor 5* Review 27 August 2019
Loved the sections about the wars, really poignant, particularly the eye-witness report
of the searcher at the Fairy Lochs.
Visitors Book 16 August 2019
What a wonderful museum. There was enough of interest to keep everyone in our group
(aged 8 to 79) interested and engaged for a good long time.
Postcard feedback 12 August 2019
I enjoyed finding the fish, but most of all I enjoyed the dressing up (9 yrs old).
Postcard feedback 28 October 2019
Enjoyable museum for whole family
Gairloch museum packs a lot in a small space. The exhibits about the history of the area are very informative. The interactive parts for the children are great…
The staff are all very friendly and the shop has a great selection of gifts and books.
Tripadvisor 5* review 11 July 2019
Excellent Museum In A New Location.
… The local community has made a wonderful job of converting a derelict building into a
wonderful and unique space. Exhibits include geological, natural and social history
from the stone age until the present. The museum is a fascinating place to spend time - don't take my word for it, go and visit.
Tripadvisor 5* review 13 July 2019
From Pictish Stone inspiration to Cold War AAOR, amazing story of determination
& passion of Community to sustain & develop @GairlochMuseum. “Our Land, our People, our Story”.
Tweet 9 November 2019