Welcome to Nairn Museum

Situated in Viewfield House, Nairn Museum offers visitors and locals alike a fascinating insight into the life and times of the town and surrounding area over the centuries. The wide range of permanent displays featuring various aspects of Nairn's history are well laid out and informative and, in addition a huge collection of archive material is available for study. Each year there is also a special programme of visiting exhibitions.

The Museum particularly welcomes children, providing a range of pick-up-and-touch exhibits and a safe play area.

Disabled facilities - wheelchair and stair lift available.

Nairn Museum is staffed by Volunteers. It is the hard work of these Volunteers both front of house and behind the scenes that allows the Museum to remain open.

Upcoming Events 
Giesecke rocks and minerals from Greenland
A terrific history of an amazing man, Sir Charles Lewis Giesecke
Exhibition opens Monday, April 8th
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Coronach perform 'Anonymous 3'
Performance on 3-4PM Sunday 3rd March.
Tickets £10 available by either emailing us or by telephone.
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Opening Hours and How To Find Us

The museum is currently closed for the winter, but re-opens on Monday 8th April.

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED 

Last admission half an hour before closing.

Nairn Museum, Viewfield House, Viewfield Drive, Nairn, IV12 4EE
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Admission Charges

Adult: £4.00
Child over 5: £1.00
Child under 5: Free
Concessions: £3.00
Family (2 Adults / 2 Children): £8.00

Please note that Unaccompanied Children will not be admitted to the Museum. Thank you for your co-operation.

You can also become a Friend of Nairn Museum for a minimum donation of £20.00 (£35 for dual friend membership or a for a family of 4). This entitles you to unlimited entry to the Museum during our open Season, a bi-annual Newsletter and an invitation to Friends' Days at the Museum. 

To apply to be a Friend of Nairn Museum, download the application form by clicking here. Then drop the form into us with your payment either by mail or in person.

The museum is looking for some additional volunteers for the new season. If you have an interest in Nairn’s history and enjoy meeting the public, get in touch . Mornings 10-1 and afternoons 1-4:30. Plenty of tea and biscuits provided!


Nairn Museum is indebted to The Highland Council for the annual grant towards our running costs