It’s free to visit the museum and our special exhibition gallery. Find us at Lews Castle, Stornoway, HS2 0RX .
Museum High Season Hours: 1 April – 30 October, 10am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday
Museum Low Season Hours: 1 October – 31 March, 1pm – 5pm Tuesday – Friday & 10am – 5pm Saturday
The museum has been designed to be fully accessible – see our list of accessibility features.
- Discover the distinctiveness of the Outer Hebrides, shaped by a unique combination of land, sea and people.
- Youngsters can dress up to perform various island jobs, learn some Gaelic, and enjoy imaginative activities.
- Hear from islanders about the Gaelic language, work, religion, emigration and community.
- View the Outer Hebrides as never before in a wrap-around audio-visual presentation
Archive open by appointment during office hours. Enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Until 26 July visitors can enjoy Fossil Hunters – a touring exhibition from National Museums Scotland showcasing recently discovered fossils which were amongst the first creatures to step from the sea on to land. The exhibition, which also features film footage and interactive games explaining how fossils are discovered and researched, is free to enter.