Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland. HS8 5RZ
Open by appointment only out with these times and dates – please contact the chairperson
Donald MacNeil on 01878 700254.
Group Visits / Guided Tours
If you would like to visit as part of a large group please book in advance and we
can then arrange a guided tour for your group
Wheelchair Accessible – All areas of the museum, café & shop are accessible. There
is also a wheelchair accessible toilet.
How to Find Us: Kildonan Museum is situated on the main road that runs through South
Uist. If you arrive by ferry to Lochboisdale then it is approximately 7 miles north
past Daliburgh. If you arrive in Eriskay then it is approximately 15 miles to the
north. If you arrive by ferry or plane to one either North Uist or Benbecula then
head south and one you cross the causeway to South Uist the museum is on the main
road approximately 15 miles down. Grid Ref: NF 744 245
Open: April - October, 7 days a week, 10 am - 5 pm
(last entry 4.15)
The Kildonan Centre in South Uist is a heritage and cultural amenity which includes
a museum, a craft shop, a Fèis room for ceilidhs, music and dance, a cafe and an
archaeology room where finds can be cleaned and examined by visiting archaeology
The museum itself, Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnain, is owned by the South Uist Historical
Trust. Originally a school it has been extended and developed into a multi purpose
centre which is a Registered Museum. The museum now contains an archival room dedicated
to the memory of Margaret Fay Shaw.