Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre


An exhibition of work from the three recipients of the Katharine Barr Award for Visual Arts. Margaret MacLellan, Peter Ferguson, and Margaret Fenton will be sharing work they made with the support of a bursary awarded in memory of Katharine Barr.

About us

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.

Our island’s location and environment are fundamentally important to the work we do. The place, the Gaelic language, and its culture and heritage are an integral element of our identity.

We present regular visual art, moving image and heritage exhibitions, as well as live music events, art classes for children and adults, writers groups and a community-focused education & outreach programme.

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 Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Opening Hours

The centre is open Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

We are very pleased that Taigh Chearsabhagh’s galleries and café, as well as our post office and shop, are open fully for our local community and visitors to the island. 

Please note, the café is now operating on winter opening hours until April. These are 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. The café is closed on Saturdays.

Our primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, as well as work to help protect our island community from the spread of Covid-19. Safety measures in line with current Scottish government guidelines are in place throughout our building. We ask that visitors respect and follow carefully our safety procedures. All Taigh Chearsabhagh personnel take daily lateral flow and temperature tests.

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

Lines Light Installation

Interactive site-specific light installation by Pekka Niittyvirta & Timo Aho at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum + Arts Centre