Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway

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  • August 16, 2017
    Very nice museum. See six of the Lewis chessmen! The museum is very new. Excellent way of telling the story of living on the island. This is a hidden jam and not to be missed visiting Stornoway  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Can't really believe that this place is closed to the public on a Monday. The island is bursting at the seams with visitors at the high of summer and this place, one of the main attractions in Stornow...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This was a real treat. So innovative and inspiring. I wish more museums were like it. It gave a real feel to the islands.  more »
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  • 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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