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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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

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Opening times

The Kinnaird Head site is open, but due to ongoing repair works to the Castle and Lighthouse building, interior access is limited to the museum and collections, with the castle and light visible from the exterior only.

1 Apr to 30 Oct:
Wed to Sun, 10am to 4.30pm


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