Rosemarkie and Dingwall on the map of the top five Highland attractions for families to explore this summer as part of the Museums Galleries Scotland initiative


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Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie.

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

Museums Galleries Scotland has included the Dingwall Museum and the Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie in its interactive #MuseumsAreGo map to encourage cultural visits.

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.

Dingwall Museum.  Photo: Alison White.
Dingwall Museum. Photo: Alison White.

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.

Scottish country dance group Fortrose.
Scottish country dance group Fortrose.

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.

Links and opening hours:

Dingwall Museum

Open for the summer months only. Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

https://www.dingwallmuseum.info/

Groam House Museum

Open every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Tue-Sat 10am-5pm Free

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Findhorn River Heritage Center

Open every day. 10am-5pm. Free.

https://www.logie.co.uk/steading-2/heritage-centre/

North Shore Visitor Center

Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

https://www.highlifehighland.com/north-coast-visitor-centre10/

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


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