We now have new donate page set up on our website. As a charity we fundraise to support the museum with various projects and initiatives. Our next big project is to carry out some refurbishment in the museum this winter. We are planning to put more of our collections on display and create a better layout for visitors. If you would like to donate please visit highlandmuseumofchildhood/donate
1/7/2019 Summer activities
We have lots of activities for children over the summer holidays. To find out more click here
30 April 2019 Building Renovations
We’ve just completed some painting on the exterior of the station building and it’s looking fantastic now. We’d like to thank our funders as we’d not be able to carry out the works without their support –
18/01/2019 Unit to Let
We have a small unit coming up for let at the station. If you’d like more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01997 421031 and leave a message.
1/12/2018 AGM Notice
The Museum’s AGM will take place on the 10th December 2018. For more details click here
18/09/18 Highland Archaeology Festival
There are only a few weeks now until the Highland Archaeology Festival starts. The museum is running some events and an exhibition this year as part of the Highland wide programme which runs from 29th Sept – 19th Oct. To find out more please visit our events page
3/03/2018 Volunteers wanted
As our new season approaches we are looking for new volunteers to join the team at the museum. When the museum we need volunteers to work in the shop and let visitors into the museum. We also need volunteers to hep in our gardens and to help with setting up a museum membership scheme. If you think you have any skills and time that you could offer us please get in touch 01997 421031 email@example.com
16/01/2018 School Loans Boxes
The museum now has 5 loans boxes that schools can borrow. The boxes contain resources such objects, photographs and archival material such as letters, newspapers etc. For more information visit our Schools page
The museum’s AGM is on the 4th December 2017.
18/09/2017 Workshops for the Wool and Textile Festival
On Saturday 28th October the Highland Wool and Textile Festival will be at Strathpeffer Pavilion and to link in we are running some workshops. Gill Wilson will be running a needle felt workshop in the morning at 11am and Lucy Wagtail will be hosting a Tunisian Crochet workshop at 2pm. for more info or to book call 01997 421031 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
28/08/2017 Photography Workshop for Kids
We have another photography workshop for kids on Saturday 16th September that replaces the cancelled workshop back in August. It is suitable for age 8+ and will teach kids all the basics they need to know about photography and using a camera. This workshop is FREE but donations o the museum are welcome. To book a space call 01997 421031 or e-mail email@example.com
15/08/2017 Gardening Group
It’s going to be a busy autumn here at the museum as we have a garden project underway. If you are interested in planning how to renovate a garden, planting for autumn and winter pots, how to compost and deal with weeds we have a garden group session on Saturday 2nd September. There are more sessions planned for throughout the winter. To book a space call 01997 421031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
14/08/2017 Craft weekend in October
As part of the Highland Archaeology Festival we are holding a craft weekend here at the museum. On Saturday 7th October Anne Ferguson will be running a stained glass workshop – £15 per person. And on Sunday 8th there is another textile printing workshop with Morag Tweedie – £8 per person. For more information or to book a space call 01997 421031 or email email@example.com
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3/08/2017 Toys needed!
The museum curator is creating educational resource boxes for schools on the theme of Toys and Games and is looking for toy and games from the 1970’s, 80’s and 90s. If you think you can help please contact the museum on 01997 421031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more click on our article below that was in the Ross-shire Journal
31/07/2017 Summer Activities for Children * Please Note: The Photography workshop on 1st August and the Nursery Rhymes workshop on 2nd August are now cancelled.
The museum is running some workshops for children during the school holidays. For wee ones there is a Going on a Bear Hunt workshop and a Nursery Rhymes workshop with stories, crafts and songs suitable for age 3-5 years. And for older children there are crafts such as Jewellery Making & Glass Painting. We are also running a photography workshop where children can learn camera skills and take photos in and around the museum. Their photos can then be entered in the Highland Archaeology Festival Photography Competition. For more information on the activities visit our Events page.
16/06/2017 NC500 Merchandise in Stock
The museum shop now stocks official NC500 merchandise. We have postcards, coasters, fridge magnets, mugs and notepads with the NC500 map design. EMBRACE gift shop, at the station, also have NC500 tea towels, tote bags, keyrings and collectors tins in stock.
17/04/2017 New Temporary Exhibition
As the season begins for the museum we have a new temporary exhibition. One section explores the role of Women’s Aid in supporting children and young people and the other celebrates the contribution of Ross-hire women to their local communities. The exhibition runs until 31st October. For more information click here or visit our Temporary Exhibition page.
8/03/2017 Speaking Out – 40 Years of Scottish Women’s Aid
In 2016 an exhibition was created to celebrate the 40 years of Scottish Women’s Aid. Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland us touring around Scotland. From 7th March – 1st April the exhibition will be at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and the Highland Archive Centre. The Highland Museum of Childhood has been working with Ross-shire Women’s Aid and a small exhibition about children and Women’s Aid will be in the museum from 1st April.
25/02/2017 Big Brew Fair Trade Event
On Saturday 4th March the Strathpeffer Fair Trade Group will be holding a Traidcraft Big Brew event at the station. Big Brew Event
18/01/2017 Canopy Works Finished
We start the new year with a revamped station canopy thanks to William Gray Ltd. The last touches are now finished and we’re ready for the new tourist season. To see more images click here Facebook
24/11/2016 Annual General Meeting
The museum Annual General meeting will take place on Monday 5th December 2016.
14/11/2016 Scottish Book Week
We’re excited about having author Alan Durant back with us for Scottish Book Week. He will be running a Writing Children’s Stories workshop for adults on Saturday 26th November. And on the day before, Friday 25th, we’re having a book swap after school for children. Alan will also be there to meet everyone and maybe swap a book with you! More information will be available soon on our events page.
15/09/2016 Canopy Restoration Update
Finally the work will be starting on our canopy to restore it. Work starts on the 26th September for 6 weeks and will be carried out by William Gray Construction Ltd . All businesses including the museum will be open during the works and there will still be public access along the platform.
We will keep you updated on the progress on our Facebook page and also on our blog.