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Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum

Humble abode of inspirational geologist, folklorist and fossil hunter with a Garden of Wonders.

Planning your visit

Dogs are only permitted in the cobbled courtyard and in Lydia Garden. Assistance dogs are allowed throughout the property.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01381 600245.

Facilities & access

There is ground floor wheelchair access to the cottage. There are stairs to the upper floor and steep steps to the garden.

Access to the ground floor of Miller House is via steps and there are stairs to the upper floors.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Accessible toilet

We have an audio tour. 

Baby changing
Children’s activities
Hearing loop

Light refreshments are available. 

Car parking is available near the property in Church Street, as well as on the shoreline and in two car parks within a few hundred metres.

  • A stall in the cobbled courtyard sells locally grown plants.
  • The gift shop sells a great range of souvenirs, including books, minerals, gems and fossils.

There is one toilet in Miller House which is partially accessible.


Opening times


Current period1 Dec 2019–31 May 2020, closed 1 Jun–30 Sep, daily, 13.00–17.00 (last entry 16.30) 1 Oct–31 Oct, Sat–Mon, 13.00–17.00 (last entry 16.30) 1 Nov–2 Apr 2021, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50