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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 living history all ages period costume century village school room old style fantastic place to visit scottish history different buildings step back in time play park
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 2:30, but unfortunately didn’t have enough time to see any more than half of this fantastic place. Did manage a nice wee walk to the pine woods, where there’s a settlement built to represent year 1730 approx. Peat fires burning, and different...More

1  Thank Mogula
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is simply a 'must visit' tourist attraction for anyone at all interested in historical Highland life - from the school (with memories of pen and ink writing, and the dreaded tawse) to the church, then farm cottages and shops. The highlight just has to...More

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the Highland Folk Museum and we were very pleased by our day out. It is an open air museum spread over a mile. There is a tractor trailer for those who cannot cover the distance. The various buildings on...More

Thank seareid74
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a gem of a place for a family visit, it is well spread out so a good walk. From an old thatched Highland township a feeling of walking through time. Plenty of walk in buildings for a fab experience, this place is very...More

Thank belhamie1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and spent several hours exploring this interesting and fun museum. Entry was free and we left a donation. On arrival my son 7years was given an activity sheet which was to hunt for 🐿 squirrels. We had great fun exploring all the different...More

1  Thank Lindaliboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this site with 2 daughter's .. we all loved this.. so much to see. Nice cafe and old fashioned sweety shop.. highly recommended..

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site on the recommendation of our son who had taken his three grand-children there a few weeks ago, whist on holiday in Boat of Garten. It was a delight from beginning to end, and very well organised. One reason I was interested...More

Thank baggy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

never expected to find such a big museum. staff friendly and efficient. shop, toilets and tearoom at entrance. free parking. I bought a guide with a map of the place which proved to be very handy and interesting. loads of old buildings, post office, shop,...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Highland Folk museum with a coach load of people who where on a 3 day visit to the Highlands. We had passed the museum many times in the car but never stopped to visit as we were always on the way to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going back in time to the 1700's, then forward to the 1950's, the Highland Folk Museum has buildings and interiors from past generations of Highland life, including shops, a school, missionary church, sawmill, crofts, farm buildings and houses. Best visited on a sunny day, but...More

Thank Ian C
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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