Your visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre includes museum exhibits featuring original artefacts, informative talks by expert guides in the Crannog roundhouse and hands-on demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies. A visit to the Centre is inspirational, educational and fun for all ages.
Special events run regularly featuring artists, musicians, skilled craft workers, and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age Guides, actively bring the past to life.
Your visit commences in our museum exhibition area, followed by a walk over water into our reconstructed Crannog where an expert guide will tell you about the lives of the early Iron Age loch dwellers.
The Crannog is as authentic as we can make it given that it is open to the public. Unique in Scotland, the Crannog was built by re-discovering ancient technology using the same timber species discovered in the original Crannog on which it is based.
After soaking up the atmosphere inside the roundhouse, you return to shore where you will watch a demonstration of ancient crafts and technologies such as wood-turning, stone-drilling, wool-spinning and grain-grinding. The finale is the magic of fire-making by wood friction. After the demonstrations, feel free to have a go!
The Crannog is also an ideal venue for music performances, storytelling, celebrations, bespoke Iron Age cooking experiences and other special events.