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Museum nan Eilean

Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS2 0XS, UK
| +44 1851 822746
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Museum nan Eilean
Museum nan Eilean
Museum nan Eilean
Museum nan Eilean
Museum nan Eilean
Museum nan Eilean

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Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat 1pm - 4pm

Museum nan Eilean

This local history museum is particularly impressive for its location—a state-of-the-art, custom-built wing in the 18th-century Lews Castle—but it’s also known for housing six of the famous Lewis Chessmen, carved around 1150 and left on the Isle of Lewis by visiting Vikings. Here, you’ll also find a wraparound audiovisual presentation about the Outer Hebrides, with effects so dramatic they’re known to induce vertigo, as well as exhibitions of Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Age artifacts, including several quartz arrowheads.