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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Spent the whole day!

so much to see, so much to do and lovely facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ lots of education for all ages and... read more

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d000ugs
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Interesting place to visit

We enjoyed our visit to The Highland Folk Museum. This is an open air museum with lots of original... read more

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DianaH584
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweet shop” (79 reviews)
“free entry” (59 reviews)
“old school” (41 reviews)
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Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
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+44 1540 673551
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Reviewed today via mobile

so much to see, so much to do and lovely facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ lots of education for all ages and great fun for the kids

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit to The Highland Folk Museum. This is an open air museum with lots of original old buildings depicting life through the ages in Scotland. Plenty of space for children to run around and there is an agricultural section with live animals...More

Thank DianaH584
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Reviewed yesterday

There is lots of walking to see it all but it was well worth the time. There is a re-construction of a 1700s village, complete with guides in period clothing. Peat fires burn in the hearths. You call also dress up from the basket of...More

Thank Mimi A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Involves a bit of walking round the various buildings but that's a joy in good weather. A place not to be missed on one's, "things to do" list. Entry is free but a donation is requested to cover the £11 per adult cost. It's worth...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful morning there and visited wee Hamish & his mum Victoria !..It is a wonderful open plain Zoo with lots of happy looking animals !!!! 😁😁

Thank Lorna H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Second visit here when staying in Aviemore with family and just as good second time round. You could easily spent most of the day here just wondering around all the areas, having a picnic etc. Its still unbelievable there is no entrance fee and just...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We’ve often passed here on our way up and down to Inverness. We decided to have a day out. We weren’t disappointed. So much to see and do. A must for Outlander fans. Free entry. Could spend hours here

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only had time for the eighteenth century village, which covered thoroughly. This is the film location for the Rent episode where Jamie took his shirt off to encourage donations to the Jacobite cause and Clare helped the village women work the fabric. (Some staff...More

Thank CatLadyLive
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here a few times :) there's loads to see we were lucky enough to see the battle enactment at the weekend well worth a visit :)

Thank Samantha R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my sister and grand daughters. Free entry, a real bonus. we had a very enjoyable day trying out some of the activities. A good day out.

Thank wynter1
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Kirsty T
3 June 2018|
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Response from joannhopkins | Property representative |
Hi Kirsty, I'm afraid we don't allow dogs to visit the museum itself but there are grass areas in our car park for stretching paws and there is a fenced dog area opposite reception where you are welcome (at your own risk) to... More
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Normanoname
5 August 2017|
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Response from joannhopkins | Property representative |
Thank you everybody - yes you can bring your own picnic, there are benches around the museum and plenty of grass areas too. We have a cafe, shop with drinks and ice-creams and an old fashioned sweetie shop if you fancy a... More
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David T
23 April 2017|
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Response from BanchoryMrsB | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry didn't realise this function existed. Where you could ask questions of me. No wheelchair hire. The terrain is wheelchair friendly for most of the activities however getting up to the furthest settlement would... More
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