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Spark Your Imagination


Our experienced guides look forward to welcoming you to Bosta Iron Age House. 

This is a reconstruction of one of the Iron Age houses excavated at Bosta Beach in 1996. You will experience the layout of a 'Jelly Baby' shaped house while our guide explains how we think the people of that time lived at Bosta.

The house is also used for experimental archaeology and you will learn about some of the discoveries made during this research over the past 20 years. 

A visit to the House normally takes about 30 minutes with the guide and visitors can come and go anytime.

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The Iron Age House is now closed for the season

We will open 1st May to 27th September 2024

Monday to Friday 12 to 4pm

Out of season visits can be arranged by emailing us at  giving at least a weeks notice

Closed on Sunday all year


Bosta Iron Age House entrance charges for 2024


Adults £5.00

Children children under 12 free

Please note that as there is no electricity or internet connections at Bosta you will need cash to pay for  entry.

Out of season bookings can be made by emailing

Please give at least a weeks notice .

Normal charges per person plus £30 out of season fee apply


Membership of Bernera Historical Society is available for £5 per person per year at the museum or by emailing for a Standing Ordr form  


The Iron Age House is located about a 10 minute walk from the car park and is accesses via the Beach (recommended) or via uneven grass and sandy paths either way round the cemetery. 

It is not suitable for wheel chair access.

Access to the house is down a few uneven, authentic, steps and by the low door way (approx 1.5m high) requiring visitors to bend over to pass through the 2m long entrance.

Only natural and candle/fire light are used in the Iron Age House taking a few minutes to adjust to on first entering.

Our guide will show you to benches inside.

There are disabled toilets available at the car park.

Please note that internet and mobile signals are very poor to non existent at Bosta Beach


We would like to remind everyone that the Iron Age Village site at Bosta beach is a Scheduled Monument that is monitored by Historic Environment Scotland and managed by the Bernera Historical Society.

A recent survey in May 2021 by Historic Environment Scotland showed that the site is currently fairly stable.

There is public access but you are asked not to camp, build fires, remove anything or disturb the site within the fence line that outlines the site.

Please also ensure that you remove all rubbish when you leave the beach and use the bins at the car park.

Thank you.

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