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Hugh Miller's Birthplace Museum

  • 4.4

  • from 63 Google reviews

An old stone building
An old stone building

Hugh Miller's cottage, Cromarty by Nilfanion. CC BY-SA 3.0

About the garden

Thatched cottage and birthplace of Hugh Miller, featuring a Garden of Wonders.

Opening times

25 Mar–30 Sep: Daily 13.00-17.00 1 Oct - 31 Oct: Tue, Thur and Fri, 13.00-17.00 1 Nov - 31 Mar 2020: Closed

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IV11 8XA

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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 63 Google reviews

Isabella Millar

5 months ago


A very informative and interesting museum all about the famous writer and geologist Hugh Miller. The ladies at the reception desk to the left as you walk in were incredible helpful, friendly and informative. The museum is deceptively big, with 3 levels and the Cottage which Hugh Miller lived in right next to it. The courthouse next to it (which is free) was also incredibly interesting, and hosts a rather comical court case in the old courthouse for visitors to enjoy. I especially enjoyed the garden in the Hugh Miller museum which features his famous ammonite statue. Really worth the visit and spent a good hour and a half here. A necessity if you're visiting Cromarty!


9 months ago


This was a fantastic place to visit and the guides were very friendly and informative. We enjoyed both buildings but the little cottage that Hugh Miller was born in was very atmospheric.

Genevieve Ross

5 months ago


Wonderful museum! Hugh Miller is definitely under-recognised and under- appreciated and this museum brilliant gives an insight into his life and thinking. Beautifully curated with helpful, knowledgeable staff, one of the best museums I’ve been to for a very long time. Thank you :)

Walter Bird

8 months ago


Beautiful place to visit highly recommend. Beautiful village to walk around.

Sam Palmer

5 years ago


Very interesting museum about the fascinating life of Hugh Miller. Lots to see. Lovely garden too. If you holiday in the NTS owned Paye House next door (which I can't recommend highly enough), then you get free entry to the museum. We also took a walk to Eathie Beach after visiting the museum to see the fossils and saw pine martens on our way there!

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01381 600245

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