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Brora Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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It's great what a few commited souls can do

What a great little museum. So well put together on (what must be) a tight budget. Exhibition on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
markwE4742KB
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Leeds, United Kingdom
A warm welcome

We visited in May 2019. There's a good sized car park which meant it was easy to park our camper... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2019
H C
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Come and see our small museum, set beautifully overlooking the River Brora and the Moray Firth. Go down our Coal Mine reconstruction. Taste real Brora salt. Discover our Electric City. Roam with Dinosaurs. Children's activity area. Fresh Coffee/Tea...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Coalpit Road | Fascally, Brora KW9 6LE, Scotland
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+44 1408 622024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in September. A bit off the beaten track off the A9 but worth the effort! Brora has such an interesting history. The museum is run by volunteers and does not provide slick displays and presentations but if you have time to spare there is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pauline W
nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Pauline W, for your kind review. We are so glad that you made the effort to get off the A9 to find us and it sounds like you were not disappointed. Glad to hear you were well looked after. We do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little museum. So well put together on (what must be) a tight budget. Exhibition on the local mining history was great and I learned so much about the area from not only the displays but also the staff who are so interested...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank markwE4742KB
nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, markwE4742KB, for your kind comments. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated what our small band of staff and volunteer enthusiasts have achieved. You'd be very welcome back any time!

Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

The Heritage Centre is only small and run by enthusiastic volunteers. We received a warm welcome when we arrived and there are quizzes available that can keep younger kids entertained, although it only takes about and hour to see everything. Plenty to interest you if...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us, timhdronfield, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed June 26, 2019

This is an undersold attraction just off the main road. There is extensive parking and a great stop for a quiet break. There is plenty of room for a picnic and the toilets are excellent. The signposting could be improved . The river Brora is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Thank you for your review, Mike E. Glad you found us and thought we were worth your effort!

Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment drop-in, near closing time for the centre, but enough to tell that there is a lot of fascinating local history here, especially focused on mining and the clearances. The centre’s staff are knowledgeable and happy to share and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mac L
nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Thank you, Mac L, for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and are welcome back any time!

Reviewed June 15, 2019

We visited in May 2019. There's a good sized car park which meant it was easy to park our camper van. The welcome as we entered the centre was so warm and friendly. The lady at the desk clearly loves Brora and oozed with enthusiasm...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank H C
nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Thank you for your glowing review, HC, it was really nice of you to take the time. It really pleases us that you had a lovely experience on your visit.

Reviewed June 10, 2019

Enjoyed a short visit here recently. Museum is small but full of interesting local exhibits. The gentleman working at the time was friendly and highly knowledgeable of all things Brora, and ultimately made the visit very enjoyable.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Murno
nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Thank you, Munro, for your appreciated review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Our time spent with all the people at Brora Heritage Centre was delightful. Everyone was passionate, very knowledgeable and went out of their way to help.

Date of experience: May 2019
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nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review, Stewart. It was a pleasure to show you your roots and fill in some stories about your Brora folk!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

The Brora Heritage Centre is full of information and interesting items but the staff and volunteers are the real attraction if you want to know anything about the area and who lived here or there--they can and they do help-- and they have big ambitions...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

Thanks for your kind review of our little heritage centre, email961. Just want to point out that, we intend to build a 21st century museum, although one from the 1st century would have its attractions! We hope to welcome you back and see it when...More

Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Saw the sign for this whilst driving through Brora and thought I’d visit. It’s 1km from the town and overlooks what would have been the coal mine. Which is now a very pleasant green area. It’s a building on one level, purpose built as an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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nickellen, General Manager at Brora Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review, Clachangirl. It's a pleasure for us to receive genuine feedback and we're thrilled that you had a great experience at the centre. We hope to welcome you back again, whenever you are passing and don't forget to tell all...More

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