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Cromarty Courthouse Museum

part of the Hidden Black Isle Trail

This elegant Grade A listed former courthouse, built in 1773,  now houses fascinating exhibitions about the historic town of Cromarty and the neigbouring parish of Resolis, which are FREE to visit. 

The courtroom scene has life-like figures and audio enactment to tell the story of a trial, the other rooms tell the history of Cromarty. Each year there are special exhibitions and displays, both on history and by local artists.

Take a look at our reviews on Trip Advisor, and please add your own thoughts on the Courthouse once you've paid us a visit.

OPEN every day from 12.00 - 4.00pm from Easter Sunday to mid-October

Looking for a lost hero? 

Come and find one in the Courthouse.

Lost hero

The name ‘Romanes’ was vaguely remembered. There were hints that he had corresponded with Darwin, and did some scientific work across the firth from Cromarty.  No one was quite sure. The Royal Society’s ‘Local Heroes’ fund gave us the chance to learn more about George Romanes and to present his work, and that of Cromarty’s established ‘local hero’, Hugh Miller, to a wider public.

Joined by water

Both men based their work on what they found on their doorsteps - fossils for Miller, jellyfish for Romanes. Both men studied their subjects in great detail, considering their subjects from a different angle and making new discoveries as a result. 

Find out about their important contributions to science in our new exhibition - on display until 15th October 2017.

Jane Duncan, Black Isle author

We're revisiting the 2010 exhibition about Black Isle author Jane Duncan, whose stories bring to life the world of a rural community in the 1930s. 


The museum is run by the community and managed by volunteers - so your donations are vital in enabling us to open to visitors.

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sir thomas urquhart collecting donations at the cromarty courthouse museum

Scottish Charity number: 018438

The museum is part-funded by the Highland Council

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