The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore

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The Scottish Crannog Centre is a reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling. You will learn all about crannogs, a type of ancient homestead found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago. These structures were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. This authentic re-creation is based on excavation evidence. Your visit includes a self-guided exhibition, a guided crannog tour, and ancient crafts and technology demonstrations. A gift shop offers books, crafts, and other souvenirs. Check ahead for events, which could feature artists, musicians, or skilled craft workers. Please visit website for up-to-date hours and other information. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Scottish Crannog Centre and many more Kenmore attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kenmore online driving holiday planner.
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  • We had an excellent visit and really enjoyed our time at the centre. Staff were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responded to our questions well. We made clay pots, tasted vegetable soup and learnt... 
    We had an excellent visit and really enjoyed our time at the centre. Staff were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responded to our questions well. We made clay pots, tasted vegetable soup and learnt...  more »
  • It is a shame that the cranog isn't there at the moment, however don't let this put you off visiting. It was a really informative and lovely tour! My little girl who is 4 loved the activities and... 
    It is a shame that the cranog isn't there at the moment, however don't let this put you off visiting. It was a really informative and lovely tour! My little girl who is 4 loved the activities and...  more »
  • A fantastic immersive slice of history situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. All of the guides were informative and friendly, we look forward to visiting again when the new site....  more
    A fantastic immersive slice of history situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. All of the guides were informative and friendly, we look forward to visiting again when the new site....  more »
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  • Amazing museum and tour! Our tour guides were all so interesting and entertained our questions so well. This is such a gem! The tour was interactive and interesting, so my kids loved it and were really engaged. (They even let my 7 year old go back and help clean some pottery fragments, which she loved). The setup is very hands-on and I wish we could come for some of the workshops or events. Incredible place!
  • A wonderful and memorable day out for all ages! Staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The experience was informative, fun and interactive. This was our second visit and we hope to visit again when they move to the other side of the Loch next year. Would highly recommend visiting. Thanks to everyone there for a great morning!
  • Top marks for this living museum depicting life in the Bronze Age. The staff work well together: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and gifted communicators. It’s a modest entry fee when all things are considered. Interesting that a “lyre bridge” found on site is the earliest evidence of our ancestors having musical instruments. I liked the primitive kitchen with food samples available.
  • What a fabulous find this museum was. The tour is a definite must do, all the people doing the tour were really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much for them. Their enthusiasm for their jobs certainly shined through. On the last part of the tour we were invited to sit round an open fire while one of the girls sang an ancient song to us. It certainly made me feel like we had been transported back in time. Look out for the Yorkshire lass with a beautiful voice. The museum will be moving to a new location across the loch next year and we will definitely be back again.
  • This looks like a great place to visit, but they advertise as having a cafe which is a little bit of a stretch to be fair. You can purchase hot drinks and snacks, but there's only outside seating. From the moment we arrived, the owner tries to get you to book on a tour. That's great if you want to, but a stand alone coffee shop it is not.

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