Museums in The Hebrides

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Museums in The Hebrides

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  • Anne B
    7 contributions
    Loved the interesting layout , the stories of local people and especially the display of Lewis Chessmen. Can't understand why all the Lewis Chessmen aren't there. That is where they belong!
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Elizabeth Holmes
    77 contributions
    The museum is quirky and interesting. Peter, the owner, is very friendly and down-to-earth, and it was great to him about his life and his son Danny MacAskill, of whom my husband and I are fans. As an added bonus the bike Danny used in his film "Wee Day Out" is in the museum!
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • N J
    2 contributions
    Been several times to this gallery on Isle Ornsay, and seen Derek's work here before. A wonderful setting and filled again with beautiful work. Derek took the time to talk to us and made it especially interesting. We bought a couple of nice prints, only wished we could afford an oil painting as these were magnificent.
    Written October 3, 2019
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  • Craig S
    1 contribution
    Contrary to some of the previous reviews I could not find Dougie, the curator, more welcoming and professional. Having collected at least 90% of the exhibits he is more than knowledgable about the subject and is eager to tell people about his passion. He was a joy to talk to and I can’t thank him enough for the experience we had visiting the museum.
    The museum itself boasts the largest collection of dinosaur material from Scotland and some of the exhibits are unique. From all the displays you get a real glimpse into how vibrant prehistoric life on Skye actually was.
    The value for what you get to see here is incredible, I will definitely be back and can’t wait to learn more from Dougie.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • richard k
    Linlithgow, UK47 contributions
    We came across this place by chance. Even though it was closed and we couldn't go in, it was fantastic just to see and photograph these recreated ancient dwelling houses and to get a glimpse of how life in my country used to be. On a rainy misty day, the location was so atmospheric. Accidental discovery that was a real highlight of our visits to Skye - and it cost us nothing!
    Written July 30, 2021
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  • Camilla H
    Northamptonshire, UK28 contributions
    The museum is only open in the middle of the day but is well worth a visit. It’s well laid out and full of interesting tales of Tobermory in yesteryears.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Adrienne Toumayan
    Washington DC, DC392 contributions
    There's not much left of the castle itself and unfortunately it's in such a state that it's unsafe to walk around the buildings, but they're picturesque from the other side of the fence... and the gardens and estate itself is beautiful. There's also a nice little museum where you can learn more about the islands and Scottish culture and history. The cafe is good too. Worth a visit, just don't get your hopes up about exploring the castle ruins, it's really just a quick walk-by for some nice photos! Not like the other castles where you can walk around the structure.
    Written October 3, 2021
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  • Leopold Fitz
    Atlanta, GA1 contribution
    Saw you on an r/slash video, but your cafe is beautiful, it's absolutely gorgeous! I need to go here the next time I visit Scotland, just amazing!
    Written March 22, 2022
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  • jimbirnie513
    Inverness, UK134 contributions
    Visited this venue today while in town. Got a very friendly welcome from the staff on entry. It was the same in the restaurant, served by a nice young man who was very efficient and very polite, only had tea and a scone but it was brilliant. All the necessary PPE was in place. Will certainly revisit when in town.
    Written August 21, 2021
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  • eea442
    Provo, Utah31 contributions
    Worth a visit and sorry I didn't have more room in my luggage. Some beautiful individual pieces and dinner sets as well as watercolors and prints.
    Written November 23, 2019
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  • lehoffers l
    London, UK35 contributions
    John Bathgate works in a variety of media but all are essentially landscapes inspired by Scotland and Skye in particular. They range from the relatively conventional to the totally abstract. As John explained it to me "I just let my imagination run wild." My wife asked him when he knew a work was finished. "That's the difference between an amateur and a professional to know when it's finished. What I'm looking for is a happy accident and knowing when one has happened." It helps to explain what John is about. I didn't buy a painting but nearly did. A mixed media picture called "Tangled" at £1200. Some paintings cost more, some less and there are prints etc. Now £1200 is a lot of money for anything but having looked at many of the other artists studios on the island and the sort of prices you might expect to pay for art both on Skye and elsewhere it seemed to be about right. John himself is very charming and given the diversity of the work on display it's worth going. Who knows you might find something that you just can't live without.
    Written June 20, 2018
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  • Annie C
    Mapledurham, UK15 contributions
    Katherine’s work is fascinating; so intricate and detailed. It was a real treat to speak with the artist and to hear how she produces her work. I’d definitely recommend a visit.
    Written May 31, 2019
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  • Sean W
    4 contributions
    Our second time in as many years here and it didn’t disappoint, the baking is incredible as are the coffees and the staff. Highly recommended.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Wendyjb1865
    United Kingdom14 contributions
    Very informative and well presented historical information- realistic portrayal of how difficult peoples lives must have been. Great value
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • RogLondon
    London10 contributions
    Diana Mackie has a wonderful studio; it could be a film set. We found out about her because we were staying in nearby Hillstone Lodge, and they have some of her work, which we admired and asked about.
    It was really fascinating to visit and chat to Diana, who is passionate and articulate about her work. And the work is just stunning.
    Written September 14, 2021
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