The reconstruction (second down) is of the original Smiddy which was worked by six generations of the Gordon family. There are tools and many other items associated with the work of the blacksmith.
You will find other reconstructions in the Museum, as well as special exhibitions and attractions throughout the season. Located within Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Highland, the Dingwall Museum has displays on the history of the town as well as social histories, including recreations of a smiddy and a kitchen, and a room dedicated to the military life of “Fighting Mac”, Major General Sir Hector MacDonald (1853 – 1903).
There are some archaeological pieces on display that show the fact that there has been a presence of human kind in the area for many thousands of years. In the museum you will also find a fascinating collection of antiques, documents and pictures. Also displays on the history of Dingwall, including a reconstructed smiddy (blacksmith’s forge) and kitchen and a military room featuring the life and times of Fighting Mac, charming outdoor area with picnic tables. . Check out the “Iron Yett”, imagine living in a time when if you misbehaved you were tied to it and bombarded with rotten fruit or vegetables!
- Video and Photographic room
- Outside garden area, sometimes with live music
- Local Studies booklets
- Guided tours by appointment
Opening hours are mid May to end of September, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Dingwall Museum Trust
Telephone: 01349 865366 –
Town House High Street, Dingwall
Ross-Shire IV15 9RY