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Doors Open Day, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

Uncover stories from the past at Highland Archive and Registration Centre, Inverness. The building, situated along the river from Bught Park is the state of the art home for the historic records of Inverness-shire, Nairn, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland; and contains archives which date from the 14th century to the present day, including records of schools, poor relief, churches, businesses, and family and estate papers.

You can pop in any time between 11am and 4pm or you can book on one of the three behind-the-scenes guided tours. Tour times: 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. (Maximum of 20 people per tour.)

Please note: places on tours must be booked in advance by phone or email.

Children are welcome so the whole family can come along. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Guided behind-the-scenes tours of the building including visit to the archive strong rooms and conservation studio.
  • Exhibition of stories from the archives.
  • Ask the experts – find out more about researching your own family history.
  • Find out about the Highland history and culture website Am Baile.
  • Live demonstrations of archive conservation techniques.
  • Treasure hunt for younger visitors.

To book a tour either telephone: 01463 256444 or email: [email protected]