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Uig Museum

Uig Museum
Uig Museum 131

Address: Uig Community Centre
Isle of Lewis
Postcode: HS2 9JG
Email: uighistorical@hebrideanconnections.com

The Comann Eachdraidh runs a small registered museum situated in the community centre in Timsgarry.  We have a number of displays covering different aspects of local history.

The Uig Chessmen
(we don’t have the originals…!)
Local archaeology and finds
Viking domestic life
Blackhouse interior
Crofting and fishing
Weaving and shoemaking

We also have a good archive of background material available for browsing and a large collection of old photographs. The museum is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers who can help with particular queries or simply tell of the old ways in Uig.

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.