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Review of Museum nan Eilean

Museum nan Eilean
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Stornoway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in a modern purpose built extension to the restored Lews Castle, the new Museum nan Eilean opened on 14 July 2016. Admission is free of charge. This is the first Gaelic led Museum in Europe, with interpretation also provided in English. Exciting new galleries look at the stories of the Islands and the Islanders. Visitors can: •Discover the distinctiveness of the Outer Hebrides, shaped by a unique combination of land, sea and people. •Hear about people’s lives; the diversity of experience, opinion and perception of living life on the Islands. •Find out how people have lived and worked from the earliest times until the present day and how culture has been and continues to be expressed through the Gaelic language, work, religion, and community life. •View the Outer Hebrides as never before in a wrap-around audio-visual presentation which takes the visitor on a journey across the islands to experience our natural environment at all times of year, day and night. Significant loans from National Museums Scotland and the British Museum, including the world-famous Lewis Chessmen, alongside unique items from the local collection set the modern culture of the Islands in the historic context.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Unfortunately no museum available to visitors for 2+ years. Crying shame. Will be amazing when finally open sometime in the future...

Thank Shona M
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Went to see the Lewis Chess men when on loan from the British Museum. Plenty of Local Artefacts.Well worth an afternoon visit!

Thank IainwiththeI
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Museum is currently (January 2014) closed for refurbishment, and will reopen in its new location in Lews Castle by late 2014 or in 2015.

Thank ADB44
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have visited their HomePage and not a word about they have closed down till 2015. Two years! Why can't they show some of the exebition in another place? I realise that the museum will move to Lews Castle - but what about the meantime?

1  Thank Anette E
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

this is not a museum, this is sandwick bay guest house

i believe the museum is to be housed in lews castle once renovation work is complete.

Thank kitkat18
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