Get your free website from Spanglefish

Cleadale Crofting Museum

Tigh Iain Dhonnchaidh (John Campbell's house) - also known as "Croft n6" is Eigg's Crofting Museum. It is situated in Cleadale,  in the heartland of the Eigg Crofting community. 

 With funding from Awards for All and the Pilgrim Trust, Comunn Eachdraidh Eige carried out essential repairs to this “ improved blackhouse,” enabling visitors to discover the way of life of a crofting family. 

The wealth of objects and artefacts in Tigh Iain Dhonnchaidh has turned it into a real “time capsule.” From the numerous comments in the visitors’ book, this journey into the island’s past and the story of an island family, is proving extremely popular with Eigg visitors and children in particular.

Croft n6 is open year round for self-guided visits. Entrance is free but we rely on donations to keep it going. 
Check at the Pier Centre  on arrival to Eigg for the guided visit schedule, or get in touch to organise one. 


Cleadale Crofting Trail

Thanks to funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, a series of  three bilingual panels in Gaelic and English to help visitors understand the history of crofting in Cleadale and the way the landscape was fashioned by human occupation. The panels start at Cùl nam Park, the Cleadale cross-road, where islanders used to sit and discuss crofting matters on summer evenings, and continues to croft n6 and ends up furhter up the hill towards Hulin, where the final panel offers a view of the Cleadlae crofts yesterday and today. 

sitemap | cookie policy | privacy policy | accessibility statement