Arctic Convoy Museum
Arctic Convoy Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Discover one of the most daring allied operations of World War 2… Loch Ewe was a hive of activity during the war and it was the point of departure for many of the convoys bound for Russia. The Museum and Exhibition Centre is a lasting legacy to those who braved Arctic waters under constant threat of attack from enemy aircraft and u-boats.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • skyecorrina
    Suffolk, United Kingdom136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always more to learn
    This little museum is a masterpiece with its collection of memories of people who were all but forgotten. The bravery of the men who undertook those arduous journeys it’s an important lesson that has to be known about. Touching to see the relationship between the people we have created this museum and The communities of northern Russia. Emotional to read the history is of some of the brave souls who served. Top marks to the local people who developed this wonderful memorial.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Hercules R
    Ullapool, United Kingdom328 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Real Gem
    There was plenty of parking. We had a nice welcome too. The price was very reasonable. The museum is quite small but packed with exhibits. There were a lot of models of ships that had taken part plus medals donated by recipients. There was a lot of information on the walls and in various folders near the exhibits. I would have liked to been able to read more personal descriptions of trips. The conditions that the sailors and airmen served under were absolutely horrendous, nearly unimaginable. I would have loved more information about the RAF/fleet air arm pilots flying off the catapults with no means of landing, having to risk ditching in the icy seas. The delay to award Artic Stars was scandalous
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • SJenks28
    Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Living History
    Learning what our relatives contended with and yet never spoke about was an eye opener and extremely emotional. Reading first hand stories of peoples experiences made the museum come alive and all the more interesting. Really helpful curator. Small museum with big impact. Well worth a visit. Ample car parking. Will return.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 27 August 2023
  • J P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit - phenomenal museum and eye-opening display
    A fascinating museum which was eye-opening to the history of the area and the impact of the wars on the surrounding area and communities, as well as how vital the role of Aultbea played in the convoys. Incredibly knowledgable staff and a must visit, really well laid out - and will definitely be back. Great value for money and could have spent a lot longer in there.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 October 2023
  • SandN255355
    Mildura, Australia116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical information.
    A small centre with heaps of interesting artefacts. We went there chasing information on four particular ships and were lucky enough to find two of them mentioned in documents. Parking was free and admission price was twelve pounds each. A must for Russian Arctic Convoy and 2nd World War history buffs.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
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Chrys M
United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Fabulous museum, helpful friendly staff; packed with amazing exhibits- came away more aware than ever of the bravery and selflessness of those involved. Well worth a visit!!
Written 15 April 2024
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SandN255355
Mildura, Australia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small centre with heaps of interesting artefacts. We went there chasing information on four particular ships and were lucky enough to find two of them mentioned in documents. Parking was free and admission price was twelve pounds each. A must for Russian Arctic Convoy and 2nd World War history buffs.
Written 6 December 2023
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J P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A fascinating museum which was eye-opening to the history of the area and the impact of the wars on the surrounding area and communities, as well as how vital the role of Aultbea played in the convoys.

Incredibly knowledgable staff and a must visit, really well laid out - and will definitely be back.

Great value for money and could have spent a lot longer in there.
Written 11 October 2023
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Emily
London, UK398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very interesting & insightful museum, I admit a little overwhelming if intend to read much of the information.
Small but packed with information, exhibits & video all providing factual information and human stories.
Volunteer was very knowledgeable and able to answer questions.
Worth a visit, could be here hours if try to ready everything.
Written 26 September 2023
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FrequentFlier643044
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We saw this whilst on the NC500 it was a great little museum about what i would describe as a piece of forgotten history, the guy manning it was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history and the people involved. lots of local facts and pictures and artefacts, there is also a video on youtube you can watch...
Written 17 September 2023
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Fiona M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
So much information but all very accessible. Told from the point of view of the seamen and the locals. Very interesting film. Lots of exhibits. Enthusiastic, helpful staff. Highly recommended.
Written 14 September 2023
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SJenks28
Aberdeenshire, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Learning what our relatives contended with and yet never spoke about was an eye opener and extremely emotional. Reading first hand stories of peoples experiences made the museum come alive and all the more interesting. Really helpful curator. Small museum with big impact. Well worth a visit. Ample car parking. Will return.
Written 27 August 2023
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Jeroen H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The personal stories of the people Who where in this part of the war. Unknown part of the second world war which has to been seen and read. Must see place!
Written 17 August 2023
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Hercules R
Ullapool, UK328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
There was plenty of parking. We had a nice welcome too. The price was very reasonable. The museum is quite small but packed with exhibits. There were a lot of models of ships that had taken part plus medals donated by recipients. There was a lot of information on the walls and in various folders near the exhibits. I would have liked to been able to read more personal descriptions of trips. The conditions that the sailors and airmen served under were absolutely horrendous, nearly unimaginable. I would have loved more information about the RAF/fleet air arm pilots flying off the catapults with no means of landing, having to risk ditching in the icy seas. The delay to award Artic Stars was scandalous
Written 28 June 2023
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skyecorrina
Suffolk, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This little museum is a masterpiece with its collection of memories of people who were all but forgotten. The bravery of the men who undertook those arduous journeys it’s an important lesson that has to be known about. Touching to see the relationship between the people we have created this museum and The communities of northern Russia. Emotional to read the history is of some of the brave souls who served. Top marks to the local people who developed this wonderful memorial.
Written 9 June 2023
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