Located in a modern purpose-built extension to Lews Castle, the new Museum nan Eilean opened on 14 July 2016.
Exciting museum galleries look at the stories of islands and islanders. Visitors can:
Significant loans from National Museums Scotland and the British Museum, including the world-famous Lewis Chessmen, alongside unique objects from the Comhairle’s collection set the modern culture of the islands in their historic context. More information is available on the museum website.
The ground floor of Lews Castle has been restored to its Gothic Revival grandeur, and as well as the carefully renovated rooms, visitors can enjoy the Storehouse café and Outfitters shop run by Together Travel.
Tasglann nan Eilean – the archive service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – is based alongside the museum. The archive collects historical records relating to the Outer Hebrides ensuring that important documents are preserved for future generations and can be accessed for research. Please visit the museum website for more information about the collections and arranging a research visit.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Enquiries and Contacts page, or see our Tasglann Blog (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) for latest news.
We are based in a purpose-built archive facility at Lews Castle, Stornoway which opened in 2016.
The archive is open by appointment.
You are strongly advised to contact us well in advance of a visit so that we can identify relevant material beforehand, and to ensure that a space is reserved for you in the Reading Room.
You will be asked to:
Please note that researchers will be expected to comply with our Reading Room Regulations (35.4kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)when consulting original archive material.