Uig Museum

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MaJu714
Perth, UK22 contributions
Small but packed full
Jul 2019 • Family
We spent an hour or so here, it's packed full of information on Vikings, Uig chessmen and general local history and some geology. We left feeling we hadn't been able to take it all in. Very interesting. Good value entry.
Written July 10, 2019
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SJenks28
Aberdeenshire, UK131 contributions
Amazing local history
Jun 2019 • Family
Lots of local history and how issues within the Isle of Lewsi affected the local inhabitents. Very interesting timeline of island issues and mock up of a blackhouse. Also has a library of information on the ancestors of the area.
Clothes worn by locals and the lasts and showes made by the cobbler. Wedding dresses worn local lasses - how thin their waists were!

Role of honor in building of all those from each Island area who fought in all our conflicts. Interesting information about the Iolaire disaster and how if affected the Uig area.
Written June 15, 2019
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charlie c
Kelso, UK157 contributions
Small & interesting.
May 2019 • Couples
This is a small local museum located in part of the community owned centre which also has a cafe. There is lots of information about the chessmen, how they were found, how many etc. There is also lots of information about the area, how different communities survived over the years.
Staff are very helpful.
Written June 8, 2019
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Andy R
Leeds, UK72 contributions
More to this than meets the eye
Sep 2018 • Family
We stopped off at the museum, just from passing the end of the road. Its £2 entrance and looks very small but the information inside is really interesting. Information can be found on the Lewis chessmen that were discovered on the local beach. Its full of local stories so you can spend a little time here. Once you've finished, pop into the cafe next door which is good value.
Written September 16, 2018
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Adrian B
13 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2018 • Couples
The staff were really helpful. The Lewis Chessmen well worth a visit, as you are able to get very close to see them. Worth the visit just to see them. The rest of the exhibition on gaelic life was very interesting too.
Written July 15, 2018
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hoteljunkie99
Emsworth, UK232 contributions
A fascinating small museum with an excellent café
Jun 2018 • Couples
An amazing drive through a rocky canyon brings you to this excellent small museum, located near the beach where the Lewis Chessmen were found. It tells the story of the hard lives of local people in the 19th and early 20th centuries; this was no rural idyll, as TB was rife and cattle as well as people died from it.
The adjoining café is excellent, with home-made food of a high standard; light lunches are available as well as scrumptious cakes, and the oatcakes are particularly good. It’s staffed by charming and efficient ladies who speak to each other in Gaelic and to the customers in English.
It’s a long way to drive, but well worth it!
Written June 20, 2018
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mauriceva
Lille, France5 contributions
connect with the reality of live
Sep 2017 • Couples
a small museum connect with the reality of the Uig village
a scenic view of the real live of people living in the west of the Lewis island
Written September 26, 2017
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Jenny C
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Uig Museum
Jun 2017 • Couples
Very interesting visit - with a lot if information for visitors enquiring about family connections. Also an outstanding community cafe next door.
Written June 18, 2017
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AtlanticOrca
Greater Manchester, UK51 contributions
Fascinating look into local history
Jul 2016
Spent a few hours in the museum delving back into the history of the area. Superb resource for the local community and def worth a visit if you're in the area,
Written January 15, 2017
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Jane A
Mallow, Ireland316 contributions
A great community enterprise
Aug 2016 • Couples
The small museum is full of fascinating artefacts and history - and even has a small shop! Leave time for the cafe as the soup and cakes are first rate and there's even locally made ice cream!
Written August 30, 2016
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