Opening Times

April to October

Open Daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
November to March
Open by prior arrangement only (please contact before travelling)



  • The museum is all on one level and accessible by wheelchair or buggeys.
  • We have a wide car park bay 10m from the entrance door reserved for visitors in possession of a blue park badge.
  • We have two accessible toilets in the Museum.

Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility or you require additional assistance for your visit.



Historylinks is a registered charity and relies on income from admission charges to keep the Museum open and maintain and develop exhibitions and displays.


Gift Aid*
Concession (Seniors/Students/Unwaged)
Group Rate (12 or more - pre-booking essential)
Children (U16 accompanied by adults) & Carers

Tickets are valid for 7 days allowing multiple re-entry for the purchaser.

* If you are a UK tax payer you may choose to make a donation in lieu of the admission charge which will allow us to claim an additional 25% rebate on your donation from HMRC. Ask at reception for details.


Group Visits

Please contact us beforehand if your party is bigger than 12.



Historylinks exists thanks to the support of our visitors and members. If you would like to help us to 'Keep the Dornoch Story Alive'  then all donations, large or small, will be most gratefully received. 


Museum Guide

Click above for an online English version of the Museum Guide, or alternatively download a copy in your chosen language format by clicking below:








Historylinks aims to make presentation and interpretation as clear as possible. Many of the displays are graphic interpretations of the story of Dornoch, supplemented by films and display cases showing some of the 12,000 items in our collection.

We endeavour to follow best practice when selecting text fonts, sizes and colours for our displays, to best assist those with partial or poor vision.

A hearing loop is available throught the museum.



Translations of the core exhibits are available in French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Gaelic.


Access to information and archive

The Museum will try and help with all enquiries. We also provide access to our website and Image Library (providing an image and basic details of all objects in the museum collection) from a computer within the small reference area of the museum.

By prior request items* from the collection can be examined at Historylinks at a mutually agreed time and date. A minimum of 5 days notice is normally required.

* Historylinks reserves the right to refuse a request if it considers the item to be particularly fragile or of a sensitive nature.

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