Change of Name

The Board of Trustees of the Russian Arctic Convoy Project, the charity which owns and runs the museum, have decided to adopt a trading name for the museum.  Henceforth, the museum will trade under the name Arctic Convoy Museum.  We have informed the Scottish Charity’s Commission (OSCR) about this and they have agreed to it. […]

We Have Been Awarded Working Towards Accreditation

We are pleased to report that the Arctic Convoy Museum has been awarded “Working Towards Accreditation” by Museums Galleries Scotland.  This means we have surmounted the first hurdle to becoming an accredited museum. The Accreditation Scheme helps museums do things the right way by making sure they manage their collections properly, engage with visitors, and […]

EVENT: Russia and the Hebrides

Russia and the Hebrides: A Talk by Donald S. Murray. 25th June 2024, 7pm, Poolewe Village Hall. Free Entry, donations welcome. Download Event Poster. In 2023, Donald published his book ‘Red Star over the Hebrides’, in which he uses prose and poetry to explore the links between Russia and his native Lewis. This evening, Donald […]

EVENT: Arctic Convoys, Bletchley Park & The War for the Seas

We mark the beginning of the 2024 season with an online talk given by Dr David Kenyon, Bletchley Park’s research historian. 7.00pm on 26 March by Zoom TO BOOK VISIT: Eventbrite ARTIC CONVOYS: BLETCHLEY PARK AND THE WAR FOR THE SEAS. Dr David Kenyon Bletchley Park’s Research Historian, discusses his new book Arctic Convoys, Bletchley […]

RACP Newsletter December 2023

Wishing all veterans, visitors, followers and supporters a very Happy New Year! Our Winter 2023 Newsletter can be downloaded here. The RACP Team

Arctic Convoy Museum Appoints Inaugural Curator

The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum on the shores of Loch Ewe has appointed its first Museum Curator.  Loch Ewe was the point of departure for many of the convoys taking supplies to Russia during WW2, under the constant threat of attack from enemy aircraft and U-boats. Many wartime buildings, gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries survive […]

Tripadvisor® 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award Winners!

The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum Recognised as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award Winner The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum’s Great Traveler Reviews Earn it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites Wester Ross, Aultbea, 11th August 2023 – The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum today announced it has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travelers’ Choice award winner. […]

Specimen Tree Planting at Inverewe Gardens

The weather tried its best but didn’t stop a rather special tree from being planted at Inverewe Gardens on Wednesday 26th October 2022.  A new specimen tree, Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’, was chosen by Head Gardener, Kevin Ball. Also known as the ‘handkerchief tree’, A deciduous, conical tree to 15m tall with broadly ovate, sharply-pointed, red-stalked, […]

Join Our Team: Volunteers

Museum Volunteers The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum is a small museum based in Aultbea, in the Highlands of Scotland. We hold a large collection of items from the Arctic Convoys of WWII and welcome visitors from all over the world, wishing to trace relatives wartime service or just find out more about the role the […]