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Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

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Hidden Gem

If you are in the Ness area of Lewis ,please do no drive past this fabulous tea room, archive... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
jimbirnie513
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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 13 July 2018
Jim B
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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.
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Sgoil Chrois | North Dell, Stornoway HS2 0SN, Scotland
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All reviews local history lentil soup under renovation isle of lewis lovely cafe well worth a visit cake gift shop ness decca tearoom archives connection community life museum isles
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you are in the Ness area of Lewis ,please do no drive past this fabulous tea room, archive centre. It is undergoing a major refurbishment at the moment so the museum is closed. The Archive centre is open. But most importantly the tearoom is...More

Thank jimbirnie513
Comunn Eachdrai... N, Public Relations Manager at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very proud of the high standard we are able to offer in our cafe between our home made soup and home baking to our lovely bone china cups and saucers. All the china has been...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 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 16 July 2018

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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
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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