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Museum, shop, cafe, bakery & local produce stall open daily 1000 - 1600 from 19th August. Programme remains online


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Dunrobin Street

+44 (0) 1431 821327

Opening Hours

2020 Winter season 
3rd November – mid-March

Tuesday 12–4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 3pm, and by appointment.

2020 Summer season
Mid-March – 1st November

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm


Free admission to the gallery programme, archive, shop, gardens and cafe.

Museum: £4/ £3 concession/ £2 under 16/ £10 family

Museum group bookings +10: £3.5/ £2.65 concession/ £1.75 under 16

Free museum admission for residents in Loth and Kildonan parish.

Concession is valid for students, retirees, welfare recipients, unemployed, and disabled persons.


Timespan’s building is fully accessible through lifts which are wheelchair accessible and we have an Induction Loop system installed for the hard of hearing. Our outdoor geology garden is accessible externally. Our herb garden is landscaped on a sloping hill and its paths are narrow with gravel. Please contact staff for further information about your visit 01431821327.


Timespan is an easy day out from Inverness (less than 1.5 hours by car), or a convenient stop on your way North or South along the North Coast 500 route. We are on the John O’Groats to Lands End cycle route and our village is the gateway to discovering Caithness.

Public Transport

Helmsdale Train Station is 5 mins walk from Timespan and the line services between Inverness and Thurso-Wick.

Helmsdale Bus Stop is 5 mins walk from Timespan and the route services between Inverness and Wick-Thurso-Scrabster.


We have a free car park directly opposite the building and there’s an electric car charging point a few minutes walk in Dunrobin Street car park.

Local Accommodation

A list of local B&Bs and self catering accommodation can be found here