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Fascinating

Spent a happy hour in this brand spanking new little museum set in an old nuclear bunker. Great for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LucindaJ
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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A great insight into the local area

The newly opened museum is worth a visit to gain an insight into the history of the area and it's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
_deborahjoyharrison
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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Brand new for 2019, Gairloch Museum has relocated to a stunning new building - a former nuclear bunker in the centre of Gairloch. Displays include the original lens from Rubh Re lighthouse, a replica croft house showing how people used to live and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a happy hour in this brand spanking new little museum set in an old nuclear bunker. Great for understanding the heritage and history of the area, lots of interesting stuff. A good way to start a visit to Gairloch.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LucindaJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

The newly opened museum is worth a visit to gain an insight into the history of the area and it's people. There's a lot to see and an audio-visual of local voices telling their history is lovely.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The change of location (only c200 yards) has made a big difference to the Museum. The old site was OK but a bit cramped. The new location has allowed for an expansion in the exhibits, has a rolling "film studio", film lasts about 25 minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little museum with lots of good information in a well set out exhibition. Interesting information on the history of the local area including some war time history. Gift shop has some local products and the soap in the toilets smells amazing! Once the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank elsmith123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well set out and very informative Displays are clear and interactive Loved the historical stones and the recreated housing

Date of experience: September 2019
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CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed the displays.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best museum ever. Everything all nice and new and functioning. Extremely interesting history and geology exhibits plus lots of local information and books to purchase. Easy to spend a couple of hours, maybe more depending upon to what depth you wish to explore some of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 845Coffeefiend
CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are very happy with that accolade and so glad you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth the visit, gives you a great appreciation of the local area and history. It’s really well set up and organised and has plenty of interactive exhibits too. At the time we went there was also an art exhibition at the end too with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are glad you liked the photography exhibition.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a really enjoyable experience learning so much about the area, extremely well presented in its brand new location

Date of experience: August 2019
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CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. We are sorry about the recent weather, but glad you enjoyed taking shelter in the museum.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new museum is a fascinating place to spend an hour or two. An old bunker has been cleverly utilised to house a wide range of history from the area, from the Iron Age up to the Second World War. It includes information on local...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Carrie1107
CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am pleased to hear you let your inner child out to play in the museum. Well done! And thank you very much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is fascinating. It is built around an old nuclear shelter and has been filled with a whole range of interesting artefacts from the surrounding area that date from stone age to recent times. The history of Gairloch, the people who lived there and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Neilclif
CuratorGairloch, Manager at Gairloch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is great to hear that you found all of our displays and themes interesting. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review.

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sarah h
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The museum is open 10-5 on Monday 28th August.
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