Our Collections

Through our collections you can explore how people in Lochbroom lived, worked, played and learned through the ages. The museum holds a broad social history collection including objects related to crofting, the sea, education and learning, and objects related to the founding of Ullapool.

You can get close to some of the highlights of our collection by visiting the museum in Ullapool. Or explore our whole collection from anywhere in the world using our online catalogue.

The Museum’s crofting collection includes both large agricultural tools and small household objects such as horn spoons and moulds. You can explore what life was like in a small crofting community and how homes in Lochbroom have changed over the centuries.

Lochbroom has always been a community with a strong connection to the sea. You can explore this story through our fishing and marine collections, including a pair of leather seaboots and objects related to the Klondyking era of the 1970s and 80s. We also have on display a wonderful collection of ship models crafted by local maker Chris Howarth.

Ullapool was founded in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society. Find out more about this story through maps, plans and objects related to Ullapool’s past. On display in the Museum is a very special pair of pistols presented to Robert Melville, the Dunbar merchant who helped establish Ullapool as a fishing station in 1788. Explore his story and find out more about how Ullapool became the tourist town it is today.

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Donate to our collection

We collect, preserve and protect the history and heritage of the Parish of Lochbroom and use our collections in creative ways for the inspiration, learning and enjoyment of our audiences.

We always welcome the opportunity to collect objects that help us in that vision. If you have items that you would like to consider donating to us, please contact the curator at curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk