Dunbeath Heritage Museum

Dunbeath, Caithness

Dunbeath Heritage Museum will take you on “a journey through the past, places and people of South-east Caithness”. It tells our story from earliest Hunter-Gatherers, First Farmers, Bronze Age, Iron-Age/Pictish and leading into the Norse/Viking era. Dunbeath Castle history, farming & crofting community as well as the mesmerising fishing history follow on. Our Heritage Room has a dedicated research area, including census records and selected Collection images on display. Changing exhibitions will feature throughout the year.

As well as being a hub for the works of Dunbeath-born author Neil M Gunn, the Heritage Museum offers an excellent exhibition and interpretation space, providing a wonderful gathering place for local people and visitors – young and old alike.

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! While our museum can’t currently facilitate online workshops, there are still other ways we can bring our knowledge and collections into your classroom so please email our museum team for more information.

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

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Where We Are

Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Dunbeath KW6 6ED : Open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

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