Timespan Heritage Centre, Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, KW8 6JA

+44 (0)1431 821 327

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Timespan Heritage Centre

Timespan is an award winning museum, contemporary art gallery, archive, cafe, gift shop and garden located adjacent to the picturesque Helmsdale River.

Visitors can explore the area’s history through object collections, historical narratives, local stories, archival images and interactive cabinets.

Timespan has the only public contemporary art gallery in Sutherland, exhibitions change regularly.

Our public archive holds a unique collection of documents and images spanning the last 250 years of Helmsdale, Kildonan and Loth’s history.  Containing over 11,000 items, the archive holds a wealth of information for visitors, genealogists and researchers.

Timespan’s River Café draws people back again and again. Overlooking the community garden tucked under the Telford Bridge and next to the River Helmsdale, there really is no prettier place to whittle away the time.

Opening Hours

Timespan is open for you all year round.
March – October: Daily 10.00 – 17.00
November – March: Saturday + Sunday, 10.00 – 15.00, Tuesday 14.00 – 16.00

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