Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre

Taigh Chearsabhagh COVID-19 Status Report Wednesday 29 July

Taigh Chearsabhagh Post Office and Shop will open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 1pm. Face coverings for customers are mandatory. 2 metre distancing must be observed.

Exhibition openings – A one-way system through the cafe and studio exhibition areas allows access to the exhibitions in those spaces, exiting the building by the studios. Further exhibition spaces will open once it is safe to do so.

The Cafe is open for takeaway only, from hatch at rear of the building. Opening times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10am to 1pm. Tuesday & Thursday – 12 – 4pm. Saturday – 10am – 4pm.


The health and wellbeing of the public and our staff are our primary concern.  Social distancing measures are in place and we would ask all customers to follow staff advice and respect these.

All public events, Gaelic classes, workshops, art classes, talks and literary events, are cancelled or postponed till further notice. We are looking to develop online forms of some of the forthcoming public events.

Taigh Chearsabhagh thanks all the community for their continued support and asks everyone to keep safe and follow appropriate measures during these challenging times.


Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a hub for people to meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience exhibitions and events that are imaginative and stimulating.

The island location and environment are very important to the work we do, the place, the Gaelic language, culture and heritage are part of our identity.

We have regular visual art, moving image and heritage exhibitions, we have live music events, art classes for children and adults, writers groups and events and a new Education & Outreach programme.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a partnership between Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath and the Uist Art Association. The two voluntary organisations formed Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust in 1993 and over several years have created a thriving museum and arts centre that has much to offer to visitors and the local community.

Located in Lochmaddy, the main port of entry to North Uist, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is located on the shoreline of a marine Special Area of Conservation. The sea and sky directly influence the artistic and cultural life of Taigh Chearsabhagh.

Inspired by our unique island location we have a vibrant and stimulating exhibition, event and outreach programme going on throughout the year at Taigh Chearsabhagh.

Current Exhibitions & Events

I conceived this work almost a year ago. I had a vision of a drawing installed in the busy cafe at Taigh Chearsabhagh. Filling up the height of the space with the social noise and clatter of crockery and tables to support it and help bring it to life.

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2020 theme: Scotland’s Coasts and Waters Limited opening from Monday 3 August. As part of the one-way system through the building the exhibition is now open to the public and has been extended till Saturday 15 August Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10am – 1pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm Annual Summer Open exhibition presented by the UAA […]

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Work in Progress In this Day and Age is a photographic project about people who have moved to the Western Isles from other places, both from within and from outside of the UK. This work was conceived as, and will later become a book publication. An island is a singular place, with clearly defined boundaries. […]

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