Gairloch Heritage Museum, Highlands
The Gairloch Heritage Museum in Ross-shire is a great day out for young archaeologists. Enjoy their fascinating events and exhibitions about the culture and history of Gairloch Parish.
The museum has recently reopened for the 2015 season. It takes visitors on a journey through time, showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch throughout the ages. One of the highlights of the museum is the first Pictish stone to be found on the west coast mainland of Scotland. It was discovered in the 1880s as part of a cist burial. The stone was used as a doorstep and part of a churchyard wall before it found its way into the museum!
New for 2015
Explore hidden archaeological secrets of the area through aerial photography in one of the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The area around Gairloch has lots of mysterious archaeological remains. The exhibition shows how local groups and individuals have used aerial images to identify and map the remains accurately. It also shows some unusual sites in the area that are certainly worth further investigation. Worksheets accompany the exhibition; perfect for young archaeologists who want to find out more!
For more information about the events and exhibitions visit the Gairloch Heritage Museum website.
And remember that if you are a member of a YAC club, you can get free entry to Gairloch Heritage Museum with your 2015 YAC Pass Card.
Enjoy your visit!
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