Uig Museum
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Sarah B
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
The museum is very small but fits a lot in. Exhibits are attractively presented with detailed but clear info. At only £2 entry, it's definitely worth calling in as there are a number of interesting tolls and equipment unique to the Lewis way of life.
Written July 28, 2022
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Sunshine43275987682
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This little museum is off the beaten path but worth the drive! We met a lovely man working at the museum with great information and tales of the area and history. We had intended on seeing one of the beaches near the museum but he suggested Reef Beach a bit farther 10-15min away, it takes you along some magnificent scenery and along a loop. It was breathtaking. Thanks to him for the suggestion.
Written October 2, 2023
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Soozee
Frosterley, UK734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This museum is set in a community centre - which includes a lovely cafe offering excellent home made food and cakes.
The museum is not large, but is packed with lots of interesting exhibits, all neatly labelled and their stories told. They are set out in an organised way, and we enjoyed our visit immensely. If you are trying to trace family ancestors from the area, they have facilities to help with your search.
The cafe runs a loop of old photographs on a screen which are just fascinating, showing life on the islands in years past.
Well worth a visit.
Written May 28, 2016
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Mary B
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
This tiny museum is a mine of information. The photographs and displays are excellent and the adjacent cafe sells yummy cake
Written June 10, 2016
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Andy R
Leeds, UK94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sygal A
Nottingham, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Lovely little museum, very informative about life in the Isles over thousands of years. It was very small, and gard to read all the material when other people also there.
Written July 8, 2022
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MaJu714
Perth, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Adrian B
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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