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Dornoch Historylinks Museum
The museum is dedicated to the history of Dornoch parish. The permanent exhibition shows the Cathedral, feuding clans, the shameful burning of Scotlandís last condemned witch and the treachery and violence of Picts and Vikings.
Current displays show a golf professionalís workshop where Donald Ross honed his skills, an unusual insight into Andrew Carnegie at home in Skibo and historic objects and local tales to give a precious insight into the lives of ordinary, and not so ordinary Dornoch folk.
Dornoch on Film
For your entertainment we have a choice of three films:
To overcome the physical limitations of our small museum, Historylinks is making increasing use of digital technology to provide access to additional images relevant to displays.
(Photographs of children displayed with parents' permission)
School parties are welcome with prior contact with the Museum Curator, Sue Higgins at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary and secondary school education packs are available.
Don't miss the Historylinks Trail. Starting from the museum the trail leads through 16 sites of particular historical interest.
There is a display board at each site but, if you wish to have more detail, illustrated guide books in English, Gaelic, French, German and Italian are available for purchase at the museum shop.
VisitScotland 5 Star Museum award
Left to right: Trustee Cllr Jim McGillivray, Trustee Christine Murray, Curator Peter Wild, Museum Manager Sue Higgins, Trust Chairman John Barnes, Trustee Cliff Reddin
Historylinks Museum in Dornoch was delighted to receive the prestigious VisitScotland 5 Star museum award in September 2009, the only such award in the Highlands and one of seven museum awards in Scotland.
award cited Historylinks very high quality of displays and the ability
to engage the attention of visitors from the very small to very senior
with a wide range of subjects in an excellent standard of interpretation.
Rather than resting on our laurels the Trust is actively seeking ideas and offers of individual skills for new developments and projects to consolidate the newly won position by further innovation.
Last updated: 2 April, 2013