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Timespan Museum and Arts Centre

Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JA, Scotland
+44 1431 821327
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Worth a visit.

The theme of this place is interesting and it’s well pulled off. Worth paying to get into... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Desmonddekkers
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Small & compact

Nice wee museum that’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. Very informative about the towns... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gotham68
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Timespan is a cultural centre that contains a museum telling a story from the harbour to the hills. It has the only contemporary art gallery in the county which has six exhibitions a year which follow the organisations annual themes. The archive contains more than eleven thousand items donated by the local community and contains genealogy information of many of the local families. The River Cafe offers home baking and light lunches with some outdoor seating by the river enabling you to watch the wildlife close up. The gift shop has a wide variety from childrens' toys to local pottery.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JA, Scotland
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+44 1431 821327
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The theme of this place is interesting and it’s well pulled off. Worth paying to get into exhibition as it’s always good. A wee gem. Leaves a lasting impression.

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Timespan T, Cafe Manager at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice wee museum that’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. Very informative about the towns history with a quiz for kids also. Friendly staff and lovely wee cafe that serves delicious food at a reasonable price. There’s also an exhibition upstairs that on...More

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Timespan T, Cafe Manager at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I imagine that the most valuable parts of this museum is the bit you can't see - the archive collection. A sign boasts 000's of items yet this is a very small museum. A to of thought has gone into the presentation of the displays...More

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Timespan T, Cafe Manager at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was stop off on our North Coast 500 trip. It is a very small centre but very interesting. It presented local history in a very informative way. The staff are very helpful and welcoming.

Thank Doug J
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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the positive review.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This local museum is so well conceived and put together. The history of the local village life and the herring industry has been captured in creative and realistic ways. We especially enjoyed the short film.

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Many thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

An interesting museum but not many exhibits. Gives you an insight into local history and the history of the area. Worth a visit.

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Many thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Can only concur with the previous reviews. We visited on the North Coast 500 run and it was the last one of many heritage museums we had visited, some of them to be honest not worth the effort or the £4 that seemed to be...More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Good parking opposite, friendly welcome in the cafe. Lots of things made on site. Interesting museum, including a film about the last wolf in Scotland, and reconstructed shop, bothy etc. Nice view of the Telford bridge, and geological display outside (could do with a weed!)....More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Many thanks for the positive review.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great place very informative love the story of the last wolf great had a drink and Dannie in the coffee shop very good

Thank oman987
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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Many thanks for the great review. We really like the Last Wolf film as well.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Small but interesting museum/gallery. Very well-presented and seemed quite new. £4 entry price for an adult. Had a nice little gift shop, cafe, and free WiFi.

Thank Emily G
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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Many thanks for the great review.

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