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“Great little museum, friendly staff, lovely food”

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
Ranked #9 of 18 things to do in Stornoway
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Genealogical records, local history archive, cafe and gift shop. We offer free wifi and facilities. Please note that due to to renovation work, our museum will be closed during 2018. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Recently relocated from its old site in Habost, Ness, this museum showcases the history of the district of Ness in the north of the Isle of Lewis. The focuses are on croft life, the former Decca Station at Eoropie and the strong maritime connections. Museum staff are on hand to answer whatever questions visitors come in with. Many visitors have family connections to Ness, and come to look into their ancestry. The museum has an extensive collection of files on all aspects of local history - including my own personal interest, the First World War.

On my visit, I was warmly welcomed in from a bitterly cold day and could get some lunch, even though it was nearly 2pm. The food was simple but wholesome and generous in helpings.

Strongly recommended.

Thank ADB44
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Comunn Eachdrai... N, General Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to CEN. We have a much bigger premises now having moved from Habost which allows us to store more archive material and have various exhibitions running throughout the year - and at the moment it is on WW1.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Many thanks,
CEN staff

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

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