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Skye Museum of Island Life

Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
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A step back in time

Very well done and a must see when visiting the Isle of Skye. Well maintained and a very friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
York, Maine
Small interesting museum - good value for money

This outdoor museum, in a beautiful setting on top of a small hill, is a must see on the Isle of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Canberra, Australia
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All reviews black houses flora macdonald gift shop the cottages everyday life entrance fee information boards great insight hard life trotternish peninsula short walk local history worth a visit step back in time public toilets interesting information harris tweed
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done and a must see when visiting the Isle of Skye. Well maintained and a very friendly staff. Good for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

This outdoor museum, in a beautiful setting on top of a small hill, is a must see on the Isle of Skye. Well set up with lots of information; mostly historic items and artefacts/photos to see. There’s a huge amount of text and I only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This museum was an excellent portrayal of the hard life of living on Skye. The houses were amazing recreations down to the peat fires burning in the hearths. Very very well done

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing! I was blown away. I haven’t been here for years and what a transformation, it has been added to considerably since my last visit. First the setting - Kilmuir looks out to the outer isles, you are effectively on a precipice and my the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Provides a telling reminder that island life was absolutely not comfortable or easy. The approach of winter must have been terrifying if there were little ones to bring up. We're so risk averse these days it's impossible to think what it was like in those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This museum as life used to be is excellent for those interested in the way life was lived in the Highlands and Islands , The houses and inside so real . Amazing in one of the houses where you can smell the burning peat as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stopper1953
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This collection of reconstructed/ preserved crofts is interesting and informative. It’s also popular despite its small size. It’s a short walk to the Kilmuir churchyard where Flora MacDonald’s memorial is. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 338janetb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

one side is the 1800s to 1he 1930's while the other side is crofting life as it was in the 16oo-1700's The crofting side was much more to my liking. the other side did not give you much info on what you were seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There is a lot to read within about 6 different crofter cottages. It was quite crowded on a very rainy, blustery day. A lot of tour buses stop here. The importation is excellent, be sure to read the sign about Fisherman superstitions.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TAreviews8
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

These historical crofts were very well done and very informative. The location is stunning and adds to the sense of history and days from before. The similarities between those that emigrated to Canada and those that stayed was striking.

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 October 2018|
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Response from stopper1953 | Reviewed this property |
Closed Sept onwards
Pauline T
10 August 2018|
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Response from cindy32_13 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in March it was closed but for the summer months I am not sure.
15 July 2017|
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so as it is a "village".