Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Cross School, North Dell, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SN

Type:Museums

Gradings

  • 3 Star Museum
3 Star Museum

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 55 reviews55 reviews

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About

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is a visitor centre situated in North Dell on the main A857. Our mission is to preserve and promote the history, language, culture and heritage of the Ness to Ballantrushal area of the Isle of Lewis for the beneft of the local community, its visitors and future generations.

If you are planning a visit to the Isle of Lewis then a visit to Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is a must. The centre boasts an extensive local history archive, including genealogical information relating to individual families from the area. Research can be carried out on request.

The newly refurbished, accredited museum, showcases a past, rural, island community way of life. The artefacts on display have been donated by the community over many years. The iconic Ronan Cross is our most important artefact - it is mounted on a bespoke stand in the centre of the museum.

The centre has two exhibition areas with exhibitions usually changing twice each year. The café provides a welcome pit stop for tourists and is also popular with local people. The Gaelic language is commonly spoken between customers and staff and the portraits on the wall have all been donated by local families. You can enjoy a freshly prepared light lunch of soup, sandwich, panini or wrap and finish it off with a speciality tea or coffee with homemade baking. Local produce is used wherever possible. The café is open 12pm-4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Our gift shop sells a wide range of locally made items including the Ishga skincare range, Harris Tweed merchandise and local knitwear. We also stock the Sandwick Bay and Essence of Harris range of candles including our own exclusive Comunn Eachdraidh Nis candle and difuser ‘Soirée’ - the orange scent is inspired by a local story which is found inside each box. Also available is an ever-increasing range of Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in-house publications on local history as well as a wide selection of Gaelic books for both adults and children.

Facilities include toilets, disabled access, coach parking and free WiFi. Please note we do not allow dogs, other than guide dogs, into the building.

Guide Prices

Our museum is free to enter. We welcome and appreciate donations.

Facilities

Other

  • By Car
  • By Cycle
  • By Walking

Catering

  • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Kiosk/ Shop
  • Lunch Available
  • Shop
  • Tea & Coffee Available
  • Vegan Meals Available
  • Vegetarian Food Available

Children

  • Baby Changing Facilities Available
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchair Available

Domestic

  • Toilets

Facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • Gift Shop

Location

  • Island Location

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers
  • Business Travellers
  • Children Welcome
  • Coach Parties Welcome
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • No Pets Allowed
  • School Groups Welcome
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People

Transport

  • Coach Parking On-site
  • Cycle Rack
  • Disabled Parking
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Parking

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
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      46
    • Very Good
      7
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Mark F
      Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
      If you are interested in the history and culture of the area, then this is the place to go...
      5 of 5 stars
      13th November 2021
      This is a really nice community museum, café, shop, community space. A modernized older building. Tells, like all community museums should do, about life in the area. I particularly liked the wheel... Read full review
    • bloggingmania
      Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
      Do not miss out on this fantastic attraction.
      5 of 5 stars
      17th May 2022
      What a little treasure to visit !!!!! An amazing place from start to end with a lovely lady welcoming you and explaining the different areas of this museum. Bright and airy and fantastic layout... Read full review
    • seanwL80HQ
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      You must go here.
      5 of 5 stars
      17th May 2022
      Our second time in as many years here and it didn’t disappoint, the baking is incredible as are the coffees and the staff. Highly recommended. Read full review

    Gradings

    • 3 Star Museum
    3 Star Museum

    Awards

    • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
    • Green TourismEnergy Isles Award Energy Isles Award 2016
    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
    • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    * The museum, galleries and gift shop are open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm.
    Our Café is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm (hot food is served until 3.30pm)
    Our opening times can vary throughout the year. Please telephone us to check up to date information.

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