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Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Terrific archives

Plenty of exhibits about the herring and the RC priests and religion in general. Lots of archives... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Charlie S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Done some research into our Ancestors here

Spent a good 3-4 hours in here. Great insight into life on Barra. Many records containing photos... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2017
Wendy C
New Zeland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre was to have opened at 10:30 this morning. We were disappointed that it did not open. We gave up at 11:00.

Thank gxp2018
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Plenty of exhibits about the herring and the RC priests and religion in general. Lots of archives that you can explore topics in greater depth

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

£4 for adult entry and free for kids. There was a fabulous exhibit about Fr John MacMillan when i visited the centre the other day. Well laid out and easy to read and follow with lots of interesting artefacts and pictures. There is also a...More

Thank Carron M
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Very helpful and friendly staff. We spent several hours here researching family history and found the time just disappeared. Found local information not available anywhere else and learnt so much about what life would have been like for my family who lived here in during...More

Thank ShelaghH30
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Barra Heritage Centre, anyone know if it will be open today, Saturday 28 July or Monday? It was scheduled to be open at 1030, but at 1130 it was still closed, and the helpful phone message says we can't take your call and you can't...More

Thank CmdrBozo
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Huge range of local products . Maybe not the cheapest but good quality . Charming staff and it helps the community

Thank richjane16
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We called in to get advice on where to eat and we're given a lovely welcome. Thanks for your help and your smile.

Thank HilaryLyndon
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Linda is doing research into the history of the Islands for her Masters & we were really impressed by the information at the centre, as well the most helpful informative lady at reception. Definitely worth a visit to get an idea of what life has...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Take the time to look through the photographs and read the report on the Annie Jane shipwreck. So much information you need to take your time to appreciate it. Loved the wedding photos from years ago.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Spent a good 3-4 hours in here. Great insight into life on Barra. Many records containing photos & displays also. Worth a peek.

Thank Wendy C
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