Gairloch Heritage Museum preserves and promotes the unique historical and cultural heritage of the Gairloch area in Wester Ross. The museum explores the region’s crofting past through its diverse collections, from its photographic archive, to historical artifacts and painted works.
Originally founded in 1977 by the Gairloch and District Heritage Society, the Gairloch Heritage Museum was established in the old farm steading at Achtercairn, Gairloch. The museum has grown over the years, extending its premises as the scope of its collections has expanded.
The museum’s collection of works of art has developed since the founding of the museum into a diverse portrayal of the region’s rugged landscape, communities and way of life. Works of note include 'Washing, Gairloch' by Donald Macintyre, whose work is included in the collection of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and a series of watercolours by Finlay MacKinnon, who trained under the patronage of prominent figures such as Sir Kenneth Mackenzie and Osgood Mackenzie of Inverewe.
This location is open to the public
Achtercairn, Gairloch, Highland, Scotland, IV21 2BP
If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, check with the location first. Paintings can be moved at short notice