Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm

1 Nov to 31 Mar:
Wed to Sun, 10am to 4.30pm
Last entry 4pm





The large, level tarmac car park next to the museum has accessible bays marked.

Visitor centre

The museum is fully accessible, with a wheelchair lift to the first floor and café.


The lighthouse and lighthouse cottages are 200m from the museum along a tarmac path.

Entry to the lighthouse is over a 15cm-high step. It is explored by climbing a spiral staircase of more than 200 steps (no handrail).

The top level, which houses the lantern, is reached via a narrow wooden ladder (with handrail).

The lighthouse cottages are all on the ground level. Each has a raised threshold at its entrance. You can ask a museum steward to arrange ramped access.


The museum has an adapted toilet.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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