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Journey from Strathnaver’s mystical past, through the emergence of the Clan Mackay to the tragedy of the Highland Clearances…

Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.

Relaunching 2023

During the refurbishment the main museum building will be closed but we will be providing an information service from Bettyhill Tourist Information Centre, located beside Clachan Cafe at the roadside entrance to Strathnaver Museum. Here you will find our friendly volunteers ready to help you discover more about north Sutherland and the surrounding north Highlands.

Although we will be closed we will do our best to meet any specific requests to access the collection, but please be sure to give us plenty of notice by dropping us an email. Be sure to keep an eye out for special events and pop-up exhibitions going on across north west Sutherland. For details please see our what’s on page.

Disabled Access

Limited access, no ramp due to tomb stones at front entrance. A small wheelchair is available for use in the downstairs main room.  We also have a ‘tour of the museum’ on DVD which can be viewed outwith the building.

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Monday April 4th 2022

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Chipping away the old facade

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