Dingwall Museum

Dingwall Community Collage
Dingwall Museum entrance Dingwall Museum entrance on High Street.

Dingwall Museum

Located in Dingwall's historic Town House (built 1700's ) the museum has an extensive permanent collection of objects and photographs relating to Dingwall and its surrounding area. Displays include a 19th Century highland kitchen, a blacksmith's workshop, a military room presenting information on the 4th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders and on Sir Hector MacDonald, the local soldier famous for his leadership at Omdurman in 1898. There is an outside garden court displaying stone objects.

Open to the public annually from May to September since 1980, this independent museum is run by a trust which mounts special exhibitions periodically.

The Reception Area of Dingwall Museum
The reception area with Mrs Pat Macleod on duty.

A Highland Kitchen display
A Highland kitchen display.

Gordon the Blacksmith's Smiddy
The Gordon family "smiddy" (Smithy) was located at the west end of Dingwall and, when the business ceased trading, the family kindly donated all artefacts to Dingwall Museum.

Burgh Coat of Arms
The Burgh's coat of arms and, alongside, old school photos.

Display cases with early Town Hall memorabilia
Display cases with early Town Hall memorabilia and early school medals.

Memorial to the fallen of 4th Battalion
Memorial to the fallen of the 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

A corner of the Military Room
A corner of the Military Room.

The following photographs were taken by RCHS in 2019 courtesy of Mr Ian Macleod and the Trustees of Dingwall Museum and reflect only a small part of the excellent displays within the museum. 

Many of the artefacts in the Military Room show a connection with the Seaforth Highlanders

This includes medals and decorations.

Also the Freedom of Dingwall casket presented to Major General Sir Hector Macdonald in May 1899.

Sir Hector's shako, or ceremonial hat, decorated with ostrich feathers.

And a photograph of the miniature railway used in the construction of the Macdonald Memorial on Mitchell Hill.

Photographs and model of the Town House as it existed in earlier days.

Model of the Town Hall (built in 1926) in Church Street.
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