Welcome to Groam House Museum

Our museum is in the centre of the seaside village of Rosemarkie near Inverness, and entry is free! It is renowned for its display of Pictish carved stones. They were originally part of the vibrant early Christian monastic settlement here, around 1200 years ago.

The artistic skills of the Picts inspire all age groups. The museum always has activities for children and families. We also regularly hold arts and crafts events in the village, with outreach sessions across the Black Isle and beyond.



One man was fascinated by Pictish interlace and key patterns - George Bain (1881-1968). He worked tirelessly to enthuse others to learn and develop their own designs. We care for his surviving artworks, a nationally significant Recognised Collection.  

In the summer our exhibition upstairs usually explores the art of George Bain. At other times we focus on the local history of the Rosemarkie, Fortrose and Avoch area. During the winter you can see the collections by making an appointment - just email curator@groamhouse.org.uk


Visit our  exhibition !

Crafting the Celtic:

the legacy of George Bain, 50 years on


2019 Opening Times

6 April to 31October

Mon-Fri  11-16.30

Sat-Sun 2-4.30pm


Highalnd Archaeology Fortnight

until October 20th

A chance to see a few Pictish stones that aren't usually on display

Lecture series

This year's programme of talks has been published


Next Lecture

31st October

Perceptions of the Picts

Next Fundraising Event

Book Sale & Coffee Morning

Legion Hall Dingwall

19th October

Groam House Museum is a Scottish Charity  

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Funding is acknowledged from          


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