Strathnaver Museum

Strathnaver Museum Just a short walk from the white sandy beach at Farr Bay you will find a hidden gem of a Museum housed in the former parish church of St Columba. Laid out within its unassuming walls is a treasure trove of unusual objects and gripping stories all presented by a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer staff.

Serving Mackay Country the Museum is also home to a wonderful collection of Mackay memorabilia belonging to the Clan Mackay Society, making it a must see for anyone of Mackay descent or interested in Clan Mackay.

Located in the ancient province of Strathnaver, scene of some of the most brutal acts of the Highland Clearances, it is unsurprising that this is the main story told by the Museum. In fact it was from the very pulpit which dominates the centre of the Museum that the Rev. David Mackenzie was obliged to read out eviction notices to his congregation.

The buildings association with the Highland Clearances did not end in 1819, as it was within the church that the Napier Commission heard evidence from the people of north Sutherland in 1883. The Napier Commission resulted in significant improvements to the lives of crofters and other small tenants.

The Museum regularly runs events for all the family and is an accredited independent Museum and 2 star visitor attraction.

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Adults: £2.00
Concessions: £1.50
Student/Family Groups 6+: £1.00 each
Children 5+: 50p each
Children under 5: FREE

Opening Hours

Opening Times 1st April to 31st October

10am - 5pm (Monday - Saturday)

Contact Details

Fiona Mackenzie

Strathnaver Museum
KW14 7SS

01641 521 418