Visit Us

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

Opening Times

Monday: 11am – 4pm

Tuesday: 11am – 4pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 11am – 4pm

Friday: 11am – 4pm

Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Admission

Adults: £5

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.

Family Friendly

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
  • Quizzes
  • Jigsaws
  • Building Blocks
  • Build your own village

and much more…

Research Facilities

Genealogy

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 curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk, 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.