Join us at Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage this October as we celebrate the life and legacy of Cromarty’s most famous resident on his 220th birthday!
Fossil hunter, folklorist, man of faith, stonemason, geologist, editor, writer and social justice campaigner – Hugh Miller was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. His quests and writings have left a huge legacy of knowledge, but as his birthplace cottage shows, he came from ordinary beginnings. His interest and knowledge in geology was all self-taught, but he would go on to become one of the Victorian world’s most valuable and greatest minds; particularly on the Old Red Sandstone and the Devonian fish that once swam Earth’s seas!
This year we will be showcasing what makes Hugh Miller special and relevant to today: use your own artistic talents to bring fossil fish to life, get up close and personal with creatures that time forgot, and set your imagination ablaze with storytelling in the same building Hugh himself would have been introduced to myth and legend at an early age!
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Saturday 8th October to Monday 10th October
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Entry prices for the Museum and Cottage:
Adult – £6.50
Family – £16.50
One adult family – £11.50
Concession – £5.50
National Trust for Scotland members – Free
Because Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage and Museum is a small property we still ask that visitors wear appropriate face coverings when inside the buildings. Masks are not required when visiting the gardens. Hand sanitiser is available for visitors to use.
Please follow the current government advice on interacting with people outside of your household.
Please do not visit if you or a member of your household has had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
There is ground floor wheelchair access to the cottage. There are stairs to the upper floor and steep steps to the garden.
Access to the ground floor of Miller House is via steps and there are stairs to the upper floors.
Toilet facilities are available on site with baby changing facilities.
Museum has a hearing loop system for those hard of hearing.
Dogs are only permitted in the cobbled courtyard and in Lydia Garden. Assistance dogs are allowed throughout the property.
Car parking is not available at site but parking is available by the sea front and within a five minute walk from the museum, there is limited space available for parking so please plan accordingly.
Stagecoach Buses 26 and 26a leave from Inverness bus station stance 4 and take you to the heart of Cromarty.