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Cromarty Courthouse Museum

part of the Hidden Black Isle Trail

This elegant Grade A listed former courthouse, built in 1773,  now houses fascinating exhibitions about the historic town of Cromarty and the neigbouring parish of Resolis, which are FREE to visit. 

Take a look at our reviews on Trip Advisor, and please add your own thoughts on the Courthouse once you've paid us a visit.



Covid-19 update


Yes we are open

Weekends in August and September


Cromarty Courthouse Museum is now open on Saturdays and Sundays during August and September from 12am until 4pm. We look forward to welcoming our visitors once again. Admission is free.

Details of Covid-19 arrangments

The first weekend of our pilot opening, saw us implementing some new ways of working in and visiting museums.  We hope that everyone who visited had an enjoyable experience.

Here are some snaps from our weekend – getting ready both inside and out!

Our Garden and Orchard will remain open every day and visitors are welcome to enjoy them. 


exhibit in a protective face shield


Cromarty Courthouse Guide

The Courthouse Museum is proud to present a new guidebook to this fascinating building, which details its building and some of the people who lived, worked and were even imprisoned here.  Available from the Courthouse shop, price £4.

courthouse guide


The Sea Inside


As part of Scotland's year of Coasts and Waters, three local artists, Jacqueline Briggs, Alice Taylor and Izzy Thomson, have been supported by Scottish Natural Heritage's 'Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund' to work in partnership with Cromarty Courthouse Museum, alongside the communities of Cromarty and Resolis. This project will explore our connection with the sea.  

To learn more look at their page, which will develop over the summer.



The museum is run by the community and managed by volunteers - so your donations are vital in enabling us to open to visitors.  For those living locally why not donate your time and skills to the museum, there is lots for volunteers to do throughout the year.



Scottish Charity number: 018438

The museum is part-funded by the Highland Council

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