South Uist | 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 ★★★
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]|
|[Boat outside the museum]|