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Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Sgoil Chrois | North Dell, Stornoway HS2 0SN, Scotland
+44 1851 810377
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Lunch like your mother would make

A real gem in an area where any kind of lunch venue is hard to find. Its the cafe for a museum, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim B
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One of the great small museums.

Helpful knowledgeable staff. Welcoming canteen. A center for island genealogy and the promotion of... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Mhurchaidh
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Brisbane, Australia
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Genealogical records, local history archive, cafe and gift shop. We offer free wifi and facilities. Please note that due to to renovation work, our museum will be closed during 2018. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (5 reviews)
“lentil soup” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sgoil Chrois | North Dell, Stornoway HS2 0SN, Scotland
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"isle of lewis"
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"decca"
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"ness"
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"archives"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real gem in an area where any kind of lunch venue is hard to find. Its the cafe for a museum, the latter being under renovation. You don't need a hard hat but you may find yourself, as we did, in a queue of...More

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are busy making Comunn Eachdraidh Nis better and the renovations are coming along well. Our building was indeed a school up until very recently and included in the renovations is an extension of the cafe and kitchen. We...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Helpful knowledgeable staff. Welcoming canteen. A center for island genealogy and the promotion of Gaelic.More

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for your review and we are so glad to read your positive feedback. We are proud of the facility we are able to offer at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and of the strength of the Gaelic language that we promote. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I stopped off here almost by accident after walking the Nis coastal path and was not disappointed. The wee museum has an eclectic collection of artefacts, including some of the original Decca gear with a full historical description. The coffee shop served tasty cake and...More

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your review and we are glad you found us even if it was by accident! I will pass on your comments to my colleagues. Donna

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This community run cafe and museum is a little treasure. If you have an interest in life on the isles local history and spirituality particularly the Hebridean Revival,it's all here a very special place Plus they have their own standing stone so glad it's not...More

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi Julie Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to CEN and many thanks for your kind words. We are very fortunate to have this facility in our community and without support from visitors and members of the community, we couldn't do...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

A stunning beach and harbour. We practically had the place to ourselves at 9:00am. As was expected the water was cold but still had to go for a swim.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Fabulous. Well worth a visit. Great to see the history of Ness and the exhibits, visit the ship and enjoy food in the cafe

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to CEN. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed it. We pride ourselves on our freshly prepared food in the café and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great little museum, very interesting. Great cafe with lovely food. Small gift shop too & parking. Very friendly.

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to CEN. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed it and thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again. I will pass on your comments to my colleagues. Regards Donna

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

very interesting little museum and staff very helpful we also went to the cafe their and had a plate of scotch broth lovely. and we couldn't resist the homemade baking.The lady we spoke to in the shop was very helpful and told us about other...More

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your kind comments to my colleagues. Best wishes Donna

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

A very nice museum, great archive with super-helpful archivist, lovely little shop. It's a tremendous place for an introduction to Ness and its history and culture - not to be missed! And then there's the lovely cafe/tearoom, which I have reviewed separately.

Thank Robert D
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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Many thanks too for reviewing our cafe. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. CEN Staff

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We had some very tasty lentil soup and sandwiches in the cafe and really enjoyed the visit to the museum which gave us a very good feel for the area. I would very much recommend stopping by. A good gift shop too

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Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. I will pass your comments on to all my colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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