Tain Through Time

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Muriel M
Dundee, UK72 contributions
A Hidden Gem
Aug 2020
Having visited Tain Through Time previously, we wanted to revisit it. You must prebook at the moment. We had a delightful visit spending a long time chatting with Sheila and Jason who are both so knowledgeable. The museum is in 3 parts, the Church, the main centre and a small museum in the grounds. The main museum has mainly interpretation boards about the history of the Church, all extremely interesting. After we had been round this exhibition, Jason took us over to the small museum and explained a lot about the history of silver making in Tain and several other exhibitions.
We then went and looked round the Church which Jason had told us about. An outstanding visit to a small hidden gem.
Written 27 August 2020
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Sally R
157 contributions
Day out
Jul 2019 • Family
excellent center
very child friendly
disable access and stair lift
Lots to see and read on your wander through the pilgrimage center
Great place to visit
Written 20 July 2019
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dgryan1
Cincinnati, Ohio74 contributions
A genealogist’s dream!
May 2019 • Friends
First, Jason was awesome! He is so knowledgeable and eager to share. We were traveling with someone whose ancestor was born here in the 1600’s and he was enthralled to have the chance to learn so much about his Ross family. There is an ancient small church, a graveyard with graves going back to Viking times and a small museum. Definitely a must see.
Written 10 May 2019
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Inspire824830
7 contributions
Excellent local museum
Oct 2018 • Family
Museums are often only as good as not only the artefacts held in them but the enthusiasm of the staff that run them. Having visited tain through tiome recently i cannot fault the absolute dedication of jason who gave us a very useful tour of the church and museum. He had excellent local knowledge and was very informative. The museum isnt massive but the displays are very well done and well worth a visit
Written 26 October 2018
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JAMandS
Broadstairs, UK165 contributions
Excellent local museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here today. Delightful member of staff called Sheila went to great trouble to show us around and she was so very knowledgeable and interesting. Significant history for such a small town, royal, religious, silver-smithing. Well presented, and interesting for children and adults.
Written 1 October 2018
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK3,893 contributions
A very interesting and educational visit.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Don’t tell the locals, but although I am Scottish, I’d never been to Tain before and had no idea of how historically important is is. Our visit to Tain Through Time certainly put that right, and the gentleman on duty was so passionate about the town and it’s history, that there was hardly any need to visit the site after we met him!

The site is in three parts, and after the main building you visit the old Kirk and the museum, and altogether they provide a very good visitor experience, and tell the story of Tain in considerable detail.
Written 21 September 2018
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Jane A
Mallow, Ireland316 contributions
Admirable local enterprise
Aug 2018 • Couples
We didn't allow ourselves enough time here, and another problem was that the site was very understaffed and the custodian kept having to go to lock and unlock the museum and Pilgrimage so was a bit preoccupied and we weren't able to get much information from her on local history. That said, we liked the Tain silver and the items in the museum which illustrated the history of the town and the importance of the Ross clan. The Pilgrimage introduced us to a saint we were totally unfamiliar with and his importance to Tain as an object of pilgrimage. We found the church a little severe but did like the Art & Crafts style stained glass with its horticultural themes. There were some interesting memorials some of which shed light on the religious turmoil in Scotland through the ages. All in all the 3 components of the site provide a lot of information in an accessible manner.
Written 31 August 2018
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Frabel-62
Ottawa, Canada175 contributions
Great
May 2018 • Couples
Being married to a Ross with his ancestor from Tain, it was great to hear Jason telling us stories about him
Written 16 July 2018
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b0bbyp10
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK27 contributions
A beautiful Church
Jun 2018 • Family
Great place to visit, especially the church. Very interesting historical facts available. Staff on site are very helpful and friendly.
Written 29 June 2018
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361MargaretB
Wark, UK61 contributions
Afternoon visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
What a fantastic place, three separate areas and all very well displayed we found the information about the Pilgrimage history easy to follow. The old church was beautiful and when we got outside to enter the third building a overzealous mother herring gull took an objection to my assistance dog flew down to attack it, she flew off squawking and on looking up saw three fluffy balls staring at us, she was protecting her babies. So cute and we hurried into the excellent museum. Again another very interesting place and a great afternoon well spent.
Written 13 June 2018
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