The Museum is housed in a Category A listed building, an architectural gem. Visit us to learn about the social history of Lochbroom through displays on crofting, fishing, the “klondykers”, the ship Hector, Melville pistols, bi-centenary quilt and more. Interpretation of the original Thomas Telford Parliamentary church building. Extensive archive reading area and genealogy records and exciting children’s activity area
Ullapool Museum is currently closed until April 2022
Monday: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday: 11am – 4pm
Thursday: 11am – 4pm
Friday: 11am – 4pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Under 16s: Free Entry
Currently on Display
Our permanent display consists of:
- Information on our Grade A listed Building and how religion was practiced in Lochbroom parish.
- Our Bi-centennial celebrations, including our embroidered quilt that was specially made for the 1988 celebrations.
- Klondykers panel shows how the factory ships from the soviet block impacted life, commerce and industry in Lochbroom during the later 20th Century.
- The story of The Hector, a migrant ship that left Lochbroom in 1773 for new beginnings in Nova Scotia. Commonly referred to as Canada’s Mayflower.
- The history of Ullapool village from its development through the British Fisheries Society in 1788, until present day.
- Coigach Cowboys, the story of the men who left Coigach for Montana to work on cattle ranches.
- Lochside Yachtsmen, the story of the young men from Lochbroom who were annually employed on the racing yachts of the rich and famous from around the world.
- Crofting, how families in Lochbroom and the Highlands used crofting to sustain a living and families.
- Model Fishing Boats made by local craftsmen, Chris Howarth.
Ullapool Museum Trust has subscribed to the Kids in Museums Manifesto which is a set of simple guidelines for museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations created with children, young people and families. It sets out what they feel makes a heritage site a great place to visit.
Ullapool Museum has a wide range of family friendly and children’s activities available for our visitors. These include:
- Dressing Up
- Building Blocks
- Build your own village
and much more…
Ullapool Museum offer a specialised genealogy service to help visitors find their roots and ties to the local community.
This service can be accessed online and all enquireies should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, who will then pass your details onto our genealogy volunteers.
- Ullapool Museum hosts a wide range of research facilities that are available to our visitors and outside researchers. This included access to collections such as:
- Oral History Archives
- National Records of Scotland (Lochbroom Censuses, Births Deaths & marriage Records)
- Kirk Session Records (Lochbroom Parish Church)
- Statistical Accounts for Lochbroom and Coigach
- Family History’s (Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia research)
- School Logs
- Prisoner of War letters and testimonies
- Klondyker testimonies
This list is not exhaustive and reference material is added continually throughout the year.
These materials are also under a digitalisation project which will see them being available online in future to members of Ullapool Museum Trust.