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

canopy refurbed




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.

Details of the canopy ironwork



13/09/2016  Highland Archaeology Festival 2016

The Highland Archaeology Festival was launched this week.  Starting on the 1st October there will be events and activities for all ages happening across the Highlands.  A new initiative – The Museum Passport Object Trail – is encouraging visitors to look for mystery objects in different museums across the area. And there’s a prize for the person who visits the most objects!

To find out what’s on at the museum visit our events page and across the Highlands view the full programme here HAF Festival programme


01/09/2016 New Railway Station Leaflet

Our new leaflet about the Railway Station is now available.  The research project to find out the whole history of the station and the railway came to an end in June.  The leaflet details the history through the decades of the station and its use. To view it click here railway-station-history-leaflet



24/08/2016 Unit to Let

We have a unit coming up for let at the station. It is currently being used for retail but it is a flexible space so could have several other uses. It will be available from 1st October 2016.  For any informal inquiries please contact the museum manager on 01997 421031 or email info@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk



11/07/2016 Summer Activities

Our activities for children will start on 26th July.  To find out more click here



29/06/2106 CHANGES TO OPENING HOURS 4th – 8th JULY

As a result of the main road through Strathpeffer being closed on the above dates the museum opening hours have been changed. Monday 4th July: CLOSED, Tues 5th – Fri 8th July: 10am – 5pm. The works being carried out that will result in the road closure are expected to last for 2 days but possibly 5.  Due to the uncertainty of whether you will be able to access the footpaths we cannot guarantee that staff and volunteers will be able to reach the museum to open for business.  Any changes to opening hours will be updated here and on our Facebook page

You can access the museum if travelling east by car from Dingwall but there will be no access coming from the west.  We are unsure of what is happening with public transport.



26/06/2016 New Donation

Our latest donation is a Highland Railway Third Class season ticket, dated 1899. The ticket allowed the passenger to travel between Dingwall and Strathpeffer. It cost 5 shillings and 8 pence.  We received this donation from Nairn Museum and it’s our first train ticket we have taken into our collection.

train ticket