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Timespan Museum and Arts Centre

Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JA, Scotland
+44 1431 821327
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Very good

Can only concur with the previous reviews. We visited on the North Coast 500 run and it was the... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Allmac06
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Well laid out interesting museum

Good parking opposite, friendly welcome in the cafe. Lots of things made on site. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
drpetembe
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Wickham Market
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Timespan is a cultural centre that contains a museum telling a story from the harbour to the hills. It has the only contemporary art gallery in the county which has six exhibitions a year which follow the organisations annual themes. The archive contains more than eleven thousand items donated by the local community and contains genealogy information of many of the local families. The River Cafe offers home baking and light lunches with some outdoor seating by the river enabling you to watch the wildlife close up. The gift shop has a wide variety from childrens' toys to local pottery.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JA, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Can only concur with the previous reviews. We visited on the North Coast 500 run and it was the last one of many heritage museums we had visited, some of them to be honest not worth the effort or the £4 that seemed to be...More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Many thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Good parking opposite, friendly welcome in the cafe. Lots of things made on site. Interesting museum, including a film about the last wolf in Scotland, and reconstructed shop, bothy etc. Nice view of the Telford bridge, and geological display outside (could do with a weed!)....More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Many thanks for the positive review.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great place very informative love the story of the last wolf great had a drink and Dannie in the coffee shop very good

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Many thanks for the great review. We really like the Last Wolf film as well.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Small but interesting museum/gallery. Very well-presented and seemed quite new. £4 entry price for an adult. Had a nice little gift shop, cafe, and free WiFi.

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Many thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

this was our first stop in Helmsdale, desperate for the loo and a drink - we were made very welcome and our wee dog was too. We had a lovely coffee, resisting the temptation to have lunch too as the food looked great, before visiting...More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Many thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

As others acknowledge, not large but friendly and with informative exhibits. Upstairs art installation was obviously arty but a bit weird. Good coffee and cakes

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Many thanks for your positive review. The gallery exhibition you mention has now closed, and we are preparing the gallery for an exhibition opening on 1st September 2017 by Tonje Boe Birkland, a Norwegian artist.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Friendly greeting at reception. 3D glasses were an interesting experience. The museum section was compact, but told basic history of the town, especially the maritime history. Excellent upstairs section for anyone seeking details of family history. Several volumes of photographs covering the years. Genealogy records...More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Many thanks for your positive review.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Helmsdale is famous for fishing, (herring and salmon) and geology.....the kildonan gold rush. You can hire or buy gold panning equipment here, they provide a map and an instruction leaflet. We had a great time playing in the river watching the experts cart off their...More

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Many thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

All three generations of our family (aged 40 to 90+) enjoyed our visit to the museum as there were things of interest to everyone. The shop was good too.

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Many thanks for the positive review it is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A rather small place but it was fine. The museum wasn't much itself. There wasn't many things going on. The staff were ok.

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Timespan T, Marketing at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for your review.

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