Opening Times

The Museum and Cafe will be open from 10:00 am every day. 

All entrance fees come with a guided tour of the museum and Iron Village. Guided tours will be every 30 minutes throughout the day. 

The last tour starts at 4:00 pm

Please allow 2 hours for your visit.

Your Visit

Your visit to The Scottish Crannog Centre includes a guided tour of our museum and artefacts as well as interactive demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies. Our team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly Iron Age Interpreters will guide you through the Crannog story, giving you a glimpse into pre-historic life, and showing you the skills and lives of folk 2,500 years ago in our newly built Iron Age Village.

Our Cafe will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm serving food throughout the day.

You are more than welcome to pop into the cafe even if not visiting our museum!

Picnics are very welcome!


Adult – £15.00

Concession –  £12.50

Child – £10.00

Family 1A+2C – £25.00

Family 1A +3C – £30.00

Family 2A+1C – £35.00

Family 2A+2C – £40.00

Family 2A+3C – £45.00

Family 2A+4C – £50.00


We are a Disability Confident employer and aim to be as accessible to as many people as possible. Most of our site is on one level, with ramps to the museum, cafe, shop, and toilets suitable for mobility scooters and wheelchair users. 

For visitors with a visual impairment, we operate a spoken tour with a handling collection and many hands-on activities outside, that are optional for those with sensory and stimulatory concerns. We also provide English tour sheets and have activity sheets upon request for younger visitors. 

Seating is available throughout the site, and our guides are on hand to make sure your visit is as easy and lovely as possible. 

If you have any concerns, please email, or call 01887 440231. We look forward to seeing you soon!

What's On

The Scottish Crannog Centre holds a wide Event Program throughout the year, including day events for special occasions, evening events and special take over events as well. All events are included in standard ticket prices unless stated otherwise.

Schools at the Crannog

Our School Visits are whole day visits in which we offer a variety of activities tailored to the groups needs and interests. A visit to The Scottish Crannog Centre would start between 10:00am – 11:00 and finishes up at 3:00pm the latest. These times can be amended to suit your travelling needs and school start times.

We include a wide range of hands on activities built around what is being studied and what the Class/School is looking for to achieve. This can vary from Wire Jewellery, tin casting, blacksmithing through to pottery, spinning and weaving and woodworking. All led by our Iron Age demonstrators.

One of our team will call you prior to your visit to confirm details and plans and will design the visit with you.

We have a changing theme throughout the year which follows closely with the seasons:

1.       Spring – Foraging, abundance and Beltane

2.      Summer – Trade, Travel and Solsitice

3.      Autumn – Harvest, Hunting and Samhain

4.      Winter  – Woodlands, Lardering and Imbolc

These are the focus on the times of year that we follow and as a Crannog Community will be working on, however we can and will tailor all visits to the groups and what is being studied by your Class/School. 

We always work with schools in small groups, this is to engage with pupils on a level which means no-one is left behind, they get the full attention of our fantastic Iron Age interpreters – we don’t have an outdoor classroom or a lunch room, the whole ethos of the museum is to have your community come and join our community much as was done in prehistoric times – sharing skills, knowledge and stories – so  get your boasts ready to impress our team!

For enquiries please email

”I arranged for my school class to visit the Crannog Centre. The staff were extremely accommodating and closed the museum to the public so that we could have exclusive use of the whole site. The day was so well organised and the staff and volunteers were knowledgeable and helped the children see the elements of life in the Iron Age. The hands-on activities were engaging and everyone came away from the day having learned a lot.

The centre is a great way to learn about the past and it was probably one of the best school visits I have ever attended.

Thank you so much for a great day!“

Isla Primary School


Whether you are a group of 20 or more, a tour company with a fleet of coaches, or a single minibus tour operator we accommodate all group bookings and can offer experiences beyond the fantastic guided tour of the centre. Whether it’s a day trip, a bespoke evening tour, or music and storytelling around the fire you’re after, contact us today.

We have ample parking spaces for coaches and minibuses.

A typical group tour lasts 1.5 hours but can be tailored to suit.

Lunch booking is available for tour groups.


Groups Rates

Guided Tour £12.00 per PAX

Tailored Tour and Time £15.00 per PAX

Tour and Lunch – £35.00 per PAX

For all enquiries email

Alternatively call 01887 440231

Or fill out the Contact Form 

Visit the Crannog Virtually!

We are now able to offer virtual workshop packages, to allow you to meet the team and explore the Crannog Centre from your home, work, or community space. Our Online Workshops are tailored to your group’s specific needs, and include a variety of content and activities.

Enquiries email



We offer a range of in-person workshops, which will explore and teach a variety of skills.

Our most popular and available workshop is our Day in the Life Workshop which will run most Wednesdays and can be organised upon request. Please book your workshop at least 2 days ahead to allow us time to prepare.