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
Monday: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday: 11am – 4pm
Thursday: 11am – 4pm
Friday: 11am – 4pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 12pm – 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 email@example.com, 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.