Four Sutherland museums on the map of Highland attractions for families to explore this summer as part of the Museums Galleries Scotland initiative


Timespan Museum and Art Centre, Helmsdale.

SUTHERLAND cultural sites are among the best family activities in the Highlands suggested by a national museum body.

Museums Galleries Scotland has included four Sutherland museums in its interactive #MuseumsAreGo map to encourage cultural visits.

These are: Dunrobin Castle Museum; Brora Heritage Center; Timespan Museum and Arts Center in Helmsdlae; and Historylinks Museum, Dornoch.

The initiative shines a light on the lesser-explored museums and galleries of the Highlands and North of Scotland, offering all generations a glimpse into the region’s local history.

Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “With stretched budgets this year, we are delighted that incredible museums and galleries across the country are opening their doors to everyone with a range of activities, trails and low-cost experiences. Across Scotland there is a museum or gallery on your doorstep, waiting for you to explore history, art and a wide range of activities and events to enjoy. We hope everyone will try something new this summer, local and accessible to everyone.

Other suggested visits included the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, which explores the art, history and heritage of the Highlands with 100 years of Highland Rugby, a 1000-year-old Viking treasure and a game drive for river monster kids, all in the center of town.

The Findhorn River Heritage Center at Logie Steading near Forres and the North Coast Visitor Center at Thurso are also featured on the map.

To find a museum or gallery near you, visit the #MuseumsAreGo map and zoom in on your area.

Historylinks Museum, Dornoch.
Historylinks Museum, Dornoch.


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