Lews Castle


There's something to enjoy every day at Lews Castle. Explore the new Museum nan Eilean and see the famous Lewis Chessmen or enjoy new touring exhibition Scotland's Early Silver, stop for a bite to eat at the Storehouse Café, enjoy a woodland adventure in the grounds, or find that perfect gift in the Outfitters Shop.

Opening Hours

Museum nan Eilean

10am until 5pm 1 April to 30 September

1pm until 4pm 1 October to 31 March

Closed Thursdays and Sundays


Lews Castle,  Storehouse Café & Whisky Bar

8am until 11pm (Sun-Thurs)
8am until 1am (Fri-Sat)

Scotland’s Early Silver

Discover the story of Scotland’s early silver, SESWEBand how this precious metal helped to shape the first kingdoms of Scotland, in Scotland’s Early Silver at Museum nan Eilean Lews Castle until 23 June.

Featuring spectacular objects dating from AD75 to AD1000, and supported by the Glenmorangie Research Project on Early Medieval Scotland, Scotland’s Early Silver explore the part that silver played in the transformation of society in Scotland throughout the first millennium AD.

Scotland’s Early Silver is a National Museums Scotland touring exhibition

All images ©Isobel Martin unless otherwise stated