2017 Opening Times
Saturday 01 April to Monday 30th October -10:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Please allow 1-2 hours for your visit, and longer if you have a special passion for Scotland's past.
The experience is partly guided except on special event days. The guided tour part of your visit runs approximately at 30-40 minute intervals, after which you have the opportunity to explore and try out ancient craft skills and technologies on your own, visit the museum exhibition, shop or enjoy a hot/cold beverage. Stay as long as you like - your ticket is valid all day.
Last Tour Time - 4.15pm
In order to enjoy a full tour of the centre, please ensure you arrive no later than 4.15pm. Anyone arriving after this time may experience a shortened tour.
2018 Opening Times
Saturday 31st March to Tuesday 30th October - 10.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 31st October - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Please allow 1 - 2 hours for your visit.
The Centre closes after our Celtic Samhain Festival on 31st October for winter and will reopen for the 2018 season on 31st March 2018.
Standard Admissions *
All Gift Aided tickets are valid for multiple returns for a period of 6 months following purchase and include entry to regular events. Unfortunately, they cannot be used for our special events: Midsummer Music on 21st June, Celts are Coming! on 5th & 6th August and Celtic Samhain - Spooks and Sacrifice on 31st October.
Children-£7.00 (aged 5-16)
Students-£9.00 (17 and over)
Families-from £32.00 (2+2)
Event day admissions are slightly higher than the standard admission prices above and tickets are valid throughout the day.
Access to the Crannog roundhouse is via an authentic round log walkway on stilts above the loch. Due to the uneven surface, access over the walkway to the Crannog using mobility scooters is not possible, sorry. Access for those with disabilities is limited but staff are willing to assist wherever possible. For parents with young children and pram/buggies, you are welcome to either leave the buggy inside the exhibition or take it across into the Crannog. Please just ask one of our team if you would like assistance.
Parking Parking is shared with the marina adjacent to us and it can be temporarily full at holiday and event times. There is additional parking in the villages of Acharn and Kenmore, both just short walk from the Centre. If you are staying locally, why not walk or cycle along? It is a beautiful area in which to 'go-slow'.
Dogs Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate dogs on site at the Centre, with the exception of Assistance Dogs.
However, we do have our CrannDog Creche right outside the entrance where your four-legged pal can relax and enjoy some down-time after all the walks, swims and car-rides while you take a tour of the Crannog. A bowl of fresh water is provided for your friend's comfort and you can pop out and check on them whenever you wish. Our front of house staff and guides are all a bit dog-mad so, unless you tell us differently, your buddy will get a lot of attention while they're waiting!
Group Bookings Groups of more than 12 are requested to book their visit in advance and it is important that you contact us in the first instance to ensure your preferred time and date is available. Seating is limited in the Crannog Roundhouse and larger groups may have to be divided with tours running simultaneously. All booking forms contain information about visits to the Centre and can be downloaded below.
Schools, Universities and Learning Establishment Bookings Please go to our Learning Zone pages for further information and to download booking forms.
Scout Groups We are very happy to accommodate Scout Groups. Please contact us for further details.
* Gift Aid
UK Tax Payers: If you are a UK tax payer, please consider Gift Aiding your admission fee (as a donation in lieu of fee) to the Centre at no additional cost to yourself. The process is simple, all you need to do is provide your postcode and signature on arrival! Read more in our Donations.