Castlehill Heritage Centre

Castletown, Thurso

The Faery bagpipes of Kinlochmoidart are believed to be more than eight hundred years old, one of the oldest sets of pipes in existence.

Legend holds that the MacIntyre piper made the pipes after he had a dream in which a faery told him to heat his poker to be white hot and use it to pierce the bottom of his chanter, side to side. According to the faery, the pipes would make the sweetest sound in Scotland.

School Visits

Whether you want to plan a self-led visit to the museum to explore our collection or whether you would like to book a facilitated session, our museum staff/volunteers look forward to welcoming you.

Whatever your plans, please contact our museum team in advance to book and make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Virtual Visits

Too far away to visit?

Budget restraints making travel to venues difficult?

Don’t worry, we’ve still got you covered!

Connect your class to our Museum for a live, interactive workshop. Get in touch with our team to discuss your needs and we can design an online workshop around one of these key topics.

Family Visits

Families with children of all ages can enjoy a range of museum activities and experience our collections in a safe environment.

To find our what activities and facilities are currently available email our museum team via our website.

Digital Activities, Downloads & Resources

Click the button to Play & Learn



Objects from this museum:

No posts found.

Where We Are

Harbour Rd, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TG : Open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

Unable to locate map with id: 4
Skip to content