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Highland Folk Museum

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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...more
Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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All reviews sweet shop free entry old school post office highland life guide book folk museum living history century village school room all ages period costume scottish history old style different buildings step back in time fantastic place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Newtonmore every year and take a trip here every .time. Love the huts and the old dress also is a good touch. Closed between October and April for note but is a fantastic day with the kids even got told off by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank idwalrhys
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great place to take the Kids. Very interesting, and a lot to see over a wide area. easy walking. I was explaining to my Wife, in the old Shop, that I could remember when you bought chocolate biscuits as singles from a metal box with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcannon1958
Reviewed 3 December 2018

a gem of a place in our small village of newtonmore you can see how everything used to be and how people lived there is a farm and black houses even a sweet shop with lovely old fashioned sweets and a lovely lady serves them...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 02sammy
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This museum is a little gem set in Newtonmore.It is well set out with good parking and a nice little restaurant.The Blackhouse is extremely interesting and reflects the way Highland families lived all those years ago.The little school room was brilliant and brought back many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davy1950inv
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We stopped here on part of a three day tour of the Highlands. Unfortunately we did not have a great amount of time - only about 45 minutes. My cousin and I were especially interested to see the Outlander filming site, so we hiked the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christine102262
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Great day out and it's free ( but they have donation boxes which you should put a couple of quid in). The highland huts along with the staff who are dressed up is great ( and it was used in series one episode five of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This ticket two boxes for me: History and Nature. I’ve been to outdoor museums before, but I really liked that this museum walks you through centuries of life in the Highlands. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. And while there were not necessarily re-enactments, as one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sara G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was a bit of a disappointment. There were no actors reenacting life as we had thought there would be. It was somewhat interesting but would give it a miss next time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shariboo47
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this attraction. Brought back so many memories as we visited the school room and saw things like the belt used as corporal punishment on naughty children, the desks, jotters, schoolbag...Visited the old PO & sweet shop where I got rhubarb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Weegiegirl1
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Visited as part of our Outlander Gathering and we were lucky enough to arrange a wool waulking demonstration, and try our hand at it ourselves. Thank you to the Wool Waulking ladies for your time on a Sunday. We looked round the 18th century village...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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
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