• Uig Museum

    Museum Display

    The Museum is open April – October, Mondays – Saturdays, 12 noon to 5pm.

    Museum admission: Adults £2, members and children free.

    Comann Eachdraidh Uig is the local historical society in the district of Uig, in the far south west of the Isle of Lewis.  We run a registered museum in the Uig Community Centre in Timsgarry, and is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers who can help with particular queries or simply tell of the old ways in Uig.

    There are a number of displays covering different aspects of local history such as… The Iolaire disaster, The Uig Chessmen (we don’t have the originals…!), Local archaeology and finds, Viking domestic life, Blackhouse interior, Crofting and fishing,Weaving and shoemaking.

    There is also a good archive of background material available for browsing and a large collection of old photographs. The museum also holds extensive genealogical material including croft histories compiled over many years.

    We are happy to help with research, remotely or in person. If you plan to visit and intend to undertake research, it may help to let us know in advance so we can arrange for the appropriate person to assist you.

    Please also have a look at Hebridean Connections where much of our collected genealogy is available online.

    Groups are welcome (prior notice is preferred) and special activity days can often be arranged for school groups.

    Uig Museum
    Uig Community Centre
    Timsgarry, Isle of Lewis
    HS2 9JT
    tel 01851 67233

    email – museumuig@yahoo.co.uk

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