Opening Times and Location

Museum nan Eilean (Lews Castle ) will reopen to the public on Tuesday 15 June.  We have introduced a booking system to ensure that we can safely manage numbers and maintain physical distancing. Please book a timed entry ticket online in advance of your visit. Please pre-book an entry ticket through Eventbrite (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).  There will also be limited entry on the door.

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed

Museum nan Eilean (Lews Castle)  is reopening on Tuesday 15 May , we can’t wait to welcome you back!

A timed booking system has  been introduced to ensure that we can safely manage numbers and maintain physical distancing. Please book a timed entry ticket  in advance of your visit.

Please be mindful of the restrictions in place for your local area and adhere to Scottish Government guidelines. To comply with these guidelines and to help us with NHS Scotland's Test and Protect, we are currently unable to accommodate groups that are from more than 4 household, so please book up to ten tickets for yourself, and other members of your household, and  a maximum of 3 other households only. Please make sure you have booked a ticket for every member of your group, including children under five years of age.

Visiting Safely

A range of new safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines. This includes pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning,  screens, hand sanitising stations and one-way routes in certain areas of the museum where physical distancing is not possible.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we ask you to please:

  • Keep your distance from others visitors and staff
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Wash your hands often
  • Follow the directional signage
  • Please use card payments if possible for donations
  • Face coverings must be worn by visitors over 5
  • Do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Covid-19

We also need to collect your name, contact number and the date and time of your visit to support the NHS Scotland’s Test & Protect service and we may share this information with the service up to 21 days following your visit.

Location (Stornoway)

The museum is located within Lews Castle Grounds (Stornoway). Limited car parking is available.