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Rosemarkie and Dingwall on the map of top five Highland attractions to explore for families this summer as part of Museums Galleries Scotland initiative

By Federica Stefani

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Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie.
Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie.

ROSS-SHIRE culture spots are among some of the best family-friendly activities in the Highlands suggested by a national museum body.

Museums Galleries Scotland have included Dingwall Museum and Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie as part of their interactive #MuseumsAreGo map to encourage cultural visits.

The initiative highlights lesser-explored museums and galleries in the Highlands and the north of Scotland, offering all generations an insight into the area’s local history.

Dingwall Museum. Picture: Alison White.
Dingwall Museum. Picture: Alison White.

Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland said: “With budgets stretched this year we are pleased that incredible museums and galleries across the country will open their doors for everyone to explore with a range of low-cost activities, trails and experiences. Throughout Scotland there is a museum or gallery on your doorstep, waiting for you to explore history, art and a wide range of activities and events to enjoy. We hope everyone will try something new this summer that is local and accessible for all.”

Fortrose Scottish Country Dance Group.
Fortrose Scottish Country Dance Group.

Among the other visits suggested was Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, which explores the art, history and heritage of the Highlands with 100 years of Highland Rugby, 1000-year-old Viking treasure and a river monster kids safari all in the centre of town

The River Findhorn Heritage Centre at Logie Steading near Forres and the North Coast Visitor Centre in Thurso are also on the map.

Links and opening times:

Dingwall Museum

Open for the summer months only. Weds-Sat 10am-4pm. Free.


Groam House Museum

Open daily 1-4pm. Free.


Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Free


River Findhorn Heritage Centre

Open daily. 10am-5pm. Free.


North Coast Visitor Centre

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Free.


To find a local museum or gallery near you visit the #MuseumsAreGo map and zoom in to your area.

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