Bernera Historical Society

About this Organisation

Great Bernera is a small island on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, connected to the mainland by a bridge. The local Historical Society holds collections of Bernera family genealogical records, Bernera croft records, photography collections of the people and history of Bernera, Iron Age artefacts from the Bosta dig, as well as telling the story of Bernera using information boards and slide shows. We operate a small independent and fully accredited museum within the Bernera Community Centre as well as the reconstruction of an Iron Age House at Bosta Beach where an Iron Age Village was found and dug in the 1990.

Organisation Type

Local History Society/Association/Group


Bernera Museum
Great Bernera
Isle of Lewis
Outer Hebrides
Entry last updated: March 20th, 2019

Resources Available

Title Description Type
Bernera Geneology

Records of families and crofts of Great Bernera, Little Bernera and Tir Mor on the Isle of Lewis. Includes a large number of photographs of the crofts and the people who lived there.

Primary, Oral, Sound, Images/Photographs
Bernera Iron Age Artefacts

An Iron age village was found at Bosta Beach on Great Bernera during a storm in the mid 1990's. This village was dug during 1996 and some of the artefacts are on display in the local community Bernera Museum, along with further information on the Iron Age settlement on Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis. There is also a community reconstruction of one of the Iron Age House at Bosta that is open to ... read more

Primary, Images/Photographs

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