Bernera Historical Society was founded in 1991 with Membership consisting of residents, visitors and exiles,
Our volunteers welcome and assist visitors to the museum.
Visit Scotland grade as a 4 STAR museum
Ancestral Welcome Scheme and the Visitor Information Program.
Proud to be a fully Accredited Museum.
Collection includes artifacts from the Iron Age Village dig at Bosta Beach along with information on Life in the Iron Age.
The story of Bernera history is told by interpretation boards for The Bridge, The Riot, The Lobster Ponds and more
Genealogy of local families and crofts are collected and shared in our archive
Fishing artifacts on display.
Gaelic is spoken by some of our volunteers.
Most visitors spend around 30 minutes in the museum and also visit the Iron Age House at Bosta which is also run by the Historical Society.
Visitors looking for family history are welcome, as are esquires to our Contacts which we will assist.
DISPLAY CHANGES FOR 2021
During the Covid 19 closure we have refurbished the display area and changed our displays a bit.
A new display case for the Iron Age artefacts has been purchased allowing for a better view and more security for them.
Margaret Ferguson has loaned us her portraits of three Bernera men who died in the Iolaire disaster before they will be moved to the new Iolaire exhibition center once it is completed.
Display cases have been moved and some items' from storage have been put on display.
IRON AGE ARTEFACTS
on display in the new case
For more information on the activities of Bernera Museum and stories of Bernera please follow us on Facebook on the Bernera Historical Society page.
You can also find us on on the following websites
Inspirock on this link https://www.inspirock.com/united-kingdom/isle-of-lewis/bernera-museum-a1479266451
Visit Scotland on this link https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/bernera-museum-p1424221
PERICELS Maritime and Heriatge Mapping Project on this link