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 and a Manager-Curator. It is the hard work of these Volunteers both front of house and behind the scenes that allows the Museum to remain open.

Opening Times:

Nairn Museum is open April - October, Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm. 

Current exhibition: 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum: New Discoveries from the Collection' 


We can answer any enquiries that you might have through our Facebook page, or you can email the Manager at: manager@nairnmuseum.co.uk

New videos posted to our News & Events page

We have created a series of videos to allow virtual access to our A Woman’s Place: Prominent women from the history of Nairn exhibition. Click on the icon below to visit the News & Event page and enjoy our new videos.

We need your help.

We have been busy investigating and documenting our local heritage. A project we are working on just now is: ‘Retail Therapy: Shops & Businesses in the Old Market Town of Nairn’. This will form our second exhibition of the season. The museum holds an extensive collection of local photographs, but we are hoping to gather more information about the shops, businesses and the people who ran them. 


If you have any connections to local businesses please send us your stories, memories and photographs so that we can add these to our archive. We would love to hear from you! Contact the museum on 01667 456791 or email manager@nairnmuseum.co.uk. You can also leave a message/share on our Facebook page or even post any info to the museum.

Opening Hours and How To Find Us

Monday - Friday 10am - 4.00pm
Saturday  10am -1pm

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

Click HERE to view on a map

Admission Charges

Adult: £5.00
Child under 16: Free
Concessions: £4.00

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.

VOLUNTEERING WITH US: 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 Plenty of tea and biscuits provided!

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