Kildonan Musuem

South Uist | Kildonan | Museum | ★★★

[Kildonan Museum]

There's nowhere better on South Uist for a bad weather day: Kildonan Museum is the largest museum on the Uists, and indeed the second largest anywhere in the Western Isles. After a previous life as a school, the building reopened in 1998 to showcase the island's manmade and natural heritage, as well as housing local archives, a popular cafe and a craft shop. Local trades, crofting, domestic life, the Jacobites, religion and geology are amongst the themes covered, spread across several rooms. Highlights include Kilphedar Kate: a 1,300 year-old, Pictish woman dug up by archaeologists from Sheffield University in 1998 after a burial cairn was uncovered by wave erosion a few miles south of the museum.

[Kildonan Museum]

📌 Kildonan Museum ★★★
Location: A865, Kildonan, South Uist, G.R.: NF 745275 ///vegetable.pills.clouds
Open (2019): Daily, April to October
Cost (2019): £3 (adults), free for children

[Kilphedar Kate - a Pictish woman discovered in 1998]

[Kildonan Musuem]

[Kildonan Museum]

[Clanranald Stone]

[Handloom]

[Boat outside the museum]

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