Tower Street,
IV19 1DG

About Tain and District Museum and Clan Ross Centre

Tain Through Time allows you to open the door to the history of Tain, this ancient Royal Burgh in the Highlands of Scotland.

Set in a complex of three buildings; the medieval St Duthac Collegiate Church, the Tain and District Museum, and Clan Ross Visitor Centre in an old schoolhouse.  All within an atmospheric churchyard where you can experience hundreds of years of history, from the Bronze Age Ardjachie stone with its Pictish carvings to Viking burials and a medieval saint-inspiring age of Pilgrimage.

The Museum is home to an extensive and varied collection of objects, photographs and archives of local, regional and national significance.

Opening times

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm

5th of April - 28th of October

November - March Closed

If you would like to visit outwith ordinary hours please get in touch.

The museum is part of the Highland Pictish Trail.

The museum grounds are home to a Happy to Chat Bench, an initiative by Tain & District Development Trust to help combat isolation and loneliness in the community.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly