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.
It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to postpone opening Strathnaver Museum to protect our staff, visitors and the local community.
We feel that given the current situation with COVID-19 we just cannot take the risk of opening on 1st April. We will of course be monitoring the situation closely and we hope to be able to reopen later in the year.
So that you can still access your museum we will be busy behind the scenes preparing more online resources so even though you can’t visit us in person you can still access Strathnaver Museum virtually.
In the meantime why not explore some of our online resources:
- Discover our past special exhibitions which have been digitised
- Explore heritage sites across Caithness and Sutherland with the Venture North Heritage App
- Explore our Mackay Country Remembers research and submit information and photo’s of your ancestors involved in WWI or WWII
- Family Corner – we will be adding resources to here over the coming weeks!
Our wonderful volunteers, Jane, Sonya and Robert are busy putting together a special exhibition ‘Lost at Sea’ for Year of Coast and Waters which will be digitised.
From all of us at Strathnaver Museum
Stay safe and we hope to welcome you back really soon!
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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Friday May 15th 2020
Wednesday January 22nd 2020
Saturday December 28th 2019
Friday December 20th 2019
Wednesday November 27th 2019