Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway

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  • The castle is an interesting walk from the town. The museum, located in the castle, is basically 5 large rooms side by side. One has an exhibit of a few of the chessmen, borrowed from the British Muse...  more »
  • We visited Lews Castle Museum on a wet and windy day in Stornoway. The introductory film is fantastic, we loved the fact that the film is shown on three sides and you really feel you are in the landsc...  more »
  • This relatively new museum is a gem! Not only is it free, it's engaging and just the right size for getting a taste without having to commit an entire day. In fact, it's the perfect size for waiting o...  more »
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  • I was staying in Stornoway itself, whilst touring Scotland. Having a morning 'to kill' I went to the museum, which is attached to the castle and is within very fine gardens beside the harbour. The museum is a gem. It has a brilliant mutimedia room, in which you can watch time-lapse views of Lewis and you are surrounded by the images. Entrance is free and there is plenty to see. The toilets were immaculate. Stornoway is a town without much going for it, so this museum is the stand out place to visit. The park itself is very attractive, with good walks staring from close to the museum.
  • The museum and archive have just recently reopened in their new location at the Castle. They provide an excellent insight into the history of Island life with a mix of traditional exhibits and multimedia. The museum includes a lot of personal stories which help bring the history to life. As with most Scottish museums entry is free (though you can make a donation). Would be good if it was a bit larger, one room wasnt yet in use when we visited but it was only the second day of opening. The attached cafe and gift shop are a bit expensive, but isn't that always the case these days.
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