Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre

Taigh Chearsabhagh COVID-19 Status Report – Thursday 3 September

From Friday 4 September Taigh Chearsabhagh will open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm (Post Office only Monday – Friday)

Face coverings for customers are mandatory. 2 metre distancing must be observed. Follow our rainbow-coloured one way system.

Exhibition and Museum openings – A one-way system through the building allows access to the exhibitions in the Cafe, Museum and Galleries 1 & 2. Please ensure space occupancy maximum on signage is observed.

The Cafe is open – Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm (2.30pm for last hot food orders) for takeaway and sit-in with capacity inside reduced to 5 tables (16 people max.). There is seating for another 16 people outside on the boardwalk.

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 our staff will be temperature checked daily.

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

When The World Becomes Our Body | An Saoghal Nar Bodhaig Where does the human body begin and where does the natural world end? Ecognosis is an exhibition that consists of three new video works commissioned by Taigh Chearsabhagh which investigates the relationship between the human body and the tidal landscape. By giving nature the […]

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Image by Rachel Fermi, Untitled (Blue Planet) In association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UHI Centre for Rural Creativity, and the Art School at University of the Highlands and Islands, North Uist, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Imagining an Island is a collaborative project, initiated by Professor John Kippin and Nicola Neate, which has evolved from their […]

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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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