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The Crannog Centre will be closed for one day, on the 25th March for staff training


The New Museum Space

As an accredited museum, we are committed to preserving, studying and displaying our collections and making them accessible to all. Thanks to a grant from Museums and Galleries Scotland, we will be giving our museum a well-deserved facelift this year.

Excavations of Oakbank Crannog began in 1980 but very few of the artefacts discovered have been displayed since then. Our grant-aided project will place all our collections into the museum with new interpretation panels and graphics.

What's New?

  • An exciting timeline will help you find our crannog location 2,500 years ago within the vast expanse of prehistoric time and within a wider European context.  
  • A study centre will allow you to browse our collections, research our library and find out more about archaeological sites in Scotland, with the help of a volunteer museum steward.  Contact us if you are interested in joining the steward team. 
  • Our 'Open the Box' project will allow you to fully explore the collections which will be arranged in a visual access storage display.  If you are a member of a community group or school, why not get in touch with us to join the project and choose your own box to open. 
  • New, object-rich, displays will show never-before-seen 2,500 year old artefacts. 
  • A special exhibition on prehistoric music funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund will be the highlights
  • A special exhibition on prehistoric music, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will be the highlight of this autumn, accompanied by a range of events and performances throughout the year.

We will be creating our new displays whilst keeping the museum open, so please do bear with us if sections are temporarily inaccessible during your visit.  Why not use your gift-aided admission for a free return visit?

You can help support this important work by making a (tax-free for UK tax-payers) donation.  Please go to our donate page for details of how to help.

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