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Tain Through Time

  • Tain
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Tain Through Time is within the churchyard where there is a Pilgrimage: a thoroughly modern visitor centre experience housed in a delightful 17th century schoolhouse! The juxtaposition of ancient and modern are blended well here, though, with sympathetic restoration and development keep the spirit of the place intact throughout.

The Tain and District Museum and Clan Ross Centre hold between them a splendid collection of artefacts, documents and images which tell the story of the people of Tain and District. The displays vary annually to reflect differing elements of the region's rich history.

The remaining building is found by the Pilgrimage entrance and that would be the shop! Worth a look around as there's a nicely educational range as well as the souvenirs. It's worth noting it's also 3 floors tall, but there's a wheelchair lift (and a wheelchair accessible toilet) available.

There's a CD-guided tour of the town and that epitome of medieval-ness: the St Duthac Collegiate church! A seriously impressive and atmospheric joy to explore. The church and churchyard section of the tour is about 20 minutes long, but if you do the whole village tour it's more like an hour.

Opening hours

April through October

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00

June through August

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed November through March.


Over 18: £3.50

Under 18: £2.50

Concession: £2.50

Family (2 adults + 4 children): £10

Under 5s: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Tower Street, Tain, The Highlands, IV19 1DY, Scotland

Phone number

01862 894089



Click here to visit Tain Through Time's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Tain Through Time has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Tain Through Time has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Tain Through Time is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Tain Through Time have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Tain Through Time has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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