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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. 

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.

Courthouse Christmas Quiz - the Answers

poster saying the museum is closed for 2020

We are pleased that we were able to open in 2020, even if it was for a much shorter season than normal. We have shown that we can successfully respond to the new requirements demanded by the new pandemic environment. Hopefully local folk have been able to reconnect with the museum (through the building, the garden and The Sea Inside project) and also that we have offered an interesting visitor experience for the tourists that have come to our town.




Cromarty Courthouse Guide

The Courthouse Museum is proud to present a new guidebook to this fascinating building, which details its building and some of the people who lived, worked and were even imprisoned here.  Available from the Courthouse shop, price £4, or online from Cromarty History Society Publications (price £4 plus £1.50 P&P)


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The Sea Inside


As part of Scotland's year of Coasts and Waters, three local artists, Jacqueline Briggs, Alice Taylor and Izzy Thomson, have been supported by Scottish Natural Heritage's 'Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund' to work in partnership with Cromarty Courthouse Museum, alongside the communities of Cromarty and Resolis. This project will explore our connection with the sea.  

To learn more look at their page, which will develop over the summer.



The museum is run by the community and managed by volunteers - so your donations are vital in enabling us to open to visitors.  For those living locally why not donate your time and skills to the museum, there is lots for volunteers to do throughout the year.



Scottish Charity number: 018438

The museum is part-funded by the Highland Council

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