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Dornoch Historylinks Museum
From the museum reception desk there is immediate access to the public access computer and our reference library.
To move down the ages in Dornoch history, the central achway leads to a successive permanent exhibition areas with side alcoves. This pathway terminates at the museum end wall where there is a geological display and cabinet containing ancient artefacts.
The museum side passageway leads back, through further display areas to the Childrens Room, the temporary exhibition room and areas for viewing films of the Dornoch Light Railway, Sutherland and Dornoch.
Dornoch on Film
For your entertainment we have a choice of three films:
To overcome the physical limitations of our small museum, Historylinks is making increasing use of digital technology to provide access to additional images relevant to displays.
Two Videos, 'The Dornoch Light Railway' and 'A Year in Dornoch - 2013' may be purchased by post or from the Museum Shop.
A clip of 'A Year in Dornoch' is available on YouTube
(Photographs of children displayed with parents' permission)
School parties are welcome with prior contact with the Museum Curator, Lynne Mahoney at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary and secondary school education packs are available.
Don't miss the Historylinks Trail. Starting from the museum the trail leads through 16 sites of particular historical interest.
There is a display board at each site but, if you wish to have more detail, illustrated guide books in English, Gaelic, French, German and Italian are available for purchase at the museum shop.
VisitScotland 5 Star Museum award
Left to right: Trustee Cllr Jim McGillivray, Trustee Christine Murray, Curator Peter Wild, Museum Manager Sue Higgins, Trust Chairman John Barnes, Trustee Cliff Reddin
Historylinks Museum in Dornoch was delighted to receive the prestigious VisitScotland 5 Star museum award in September 2009, the only such award in the Highlands and one of seven museum awards in Scotland.
award cited Historylinks very high quality of displays and the ability
to engage the attention of visitors from the very small to very senior
with a wide range of subjects in an excellent standard of interpretation.
Rather than resting on our laurels the Trust is actively seeking ideas and offers of individual skills for new developments and projects to consolidate the newly won position by further innovation.
Last updated: 19 August, 2016