Timespan | Day Out With The Kids

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Helmsdale, The Highlands, Scotland

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Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

Timespan is an award-winning museum with recently refurbished features and an ever changing selection of fascinating multi-media exhibitions. The gallery programming is always suitable for families and while there tend to to be interactive elements the displays are always of a high standard and visually impressive as well as highly educational in potential.

It's also worth noting that if you have family in East Sutherland they offer a Roots Tracing service which you can use with the kids to help draft up your family tree!

It's all fully wheel and push chair accessible and there's a lift to the first-floor gallery.

Outside by the cafe there are herb and geology gardens to explore and admire too! The geology garden is particularly appealing to kids once you've persuaded them not to climb on anything: there are visually impressive examples of a great many local rock specimens beautifully arranged around the garden with informative plaques on hand to tell you all about them. A kids' quiz sheet available to help bring home the educational aspect and help keep the bigger kids entertained.

The community gardens under the Telford Bridge are within sight from the cafe and are worth pointing out to the kids, it's a rather lovely example of productively socialist reclamation!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Heritage and Arts Society on Dunrobin St, Helmsdale, The Highlands, KW8 6JX, Scotland


Click here to visit Timespan's website
01431 821327

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Peak season

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Times may change between November and March.


Adults: £4.00

Concessions: £3.00

Children: £2.00

Family tickets: £10.00


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