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About Us

Ullapool Museum trust is a charity registered in Scotland (SCO 18225).
It was formed in 1991 to collect, promote and preserve the history and heritage of Lochbroom.

In 1996 the Trust opened the award winning Ullapool Museum which has Full Accredited Status with MLA.

The Trust is an entirely voluntary organisation and members work in many ways to preserve and promote the heritage of Lochbroom. They create exhibitions, script publications, perform research, collect artefacts and oral histories, document and conserve the collections, as well as engaging in outreach, education, maintenance, administration, event hosting and many other tasks including the perennial and vital task of raising funds to continue the work. Distance does not preclude members becoming involved. Many Trust supporters are remote from Lochbroom but still take part in the activity of the Trust.

Membership of Ullapool Museum Trust is open to everyone with an interest in Lochbroom, its history and heritage. So, if you are interested please consider supporting us by becoming a member or considering a gift or donation to help ensure the work of the Trust can continue.

Annual membership is only £10, and life membership is £75

You can print out the following form and send it to museum.

Membership Form 

 

Ullapool Museum is special - it is housed in a grade A1 listed Thomas Telford church building

Ullapool has one A1 listed structure – a unique and near complete building designed by Thomas Telford in the 1820’s.  Only 8% of all the buildings in Scotland are A listed.

What does Listing Mean?
A building is listed by the government where it is seen as being an important part of the built heritage of the country .
To be listed it must meet certain criteria:
Age and rarity
Architectural interest/importance
Historical associations

What does Listing Mean?
A building is listed by the government where it is seen as being an important part of the built heritage of the country .
To be listed it must meet certain criteria:
Age and rarity
Architectural interest/importance
Historical associations

The Conservation Burden

Although listed buildings are protected by law, the  heavy burden of bearing the extra cost to maintain them does not fall upon the government.  It is up to the ‘user’ to  ensure that the building is kept in good order  and maintained to a high standard.

 

Ullapool Telford Church is Unique


This building is the only Parliamentary Church surviving that is the ‘original’ conception for the building by Thomas Telford. It is also the only surviving example with a gallery, original decor and fittings.
 
It presents particular problems to keep it maintained and available for use by the public and as a museum.

Just some of these are: