This charming museum is on South Uist and has a detailed account of island life through the ages. 10,000 artefacts chart the social, domestic and cultural history of the island and really give a feel of what life was like. There is a tea room, gallery and learning facilities. Outside there is a full size replica of a historic ‘birlinn’. This is a wooden vessel propelled by oars and sails, found exclusively in the Hebrides and west coast of Scotland from the middle ages. In 2015, the ornately carved figurehead was removed one night, and a note left saying it should be returned to the sea, rather than being in a museum on land. It has never been found. Please see their website for details of activities and events.