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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Wee stopover

On returning home from holidays we stopped in at the folk museum and were pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
humptydumpty64
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Bonnie Scotland
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Great day

What a lovely place with friendly staff who are so helpful. Myself and my 2 kids spent a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pam234
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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
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweet shop” (77 reviews)
“free entry” (57 reviews)
“old school” (39 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 6 days ago via mobile

On returning home from holidays we stopped in at the folk museum and were pleasantly surprised. Free entry of sorts but ask for donations or purchase a booklet about the museum for £5.00. I believe that this is well worth buying. We spent 3 hours...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place with friendly staff who are so helpful. Myself and my 2 kids spent a fantastic few hours here today and they both really enjoyed it (aged 6 and 1). This is a must see attraction if hid in the area.

Thank pam234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed it, come rain or shine! Really love the old school house, where my younger cousins could play with the hoops and take a handwriting class! The farmhouse and the barn there are also exactly the same...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little skeptical when first hearing about this Museum but decided it could be interesting so went along with my 5 year old nephew for the Easter Egg hunt they were holding. I couldn't have been more suprised, this was an absolutely fantastic...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit having visited in 2014 (the last time we were in the area). It is a fantastic day out with loads to see, fun places for the kids to play & friendly staff all in beautiful surroundings. My son particularly enjoyed...More

Thank CatherineEdinburgh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on way back from wildlife park, what great wee place lots interesting stuff and plenty for kids to do! Worth a wee visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit and it landed on Easter Sunday. What a fabulous place for all ages. Can’t believe it’s free entry though. We loved looking around all the old buildings and houses! Kids loved the real sweet shop of course! Took our own picnic so...More

Thank lovelyles73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful and quiet place. Spent about 2 hours and really liked small cottages which are full of ancient art and history. There is a small shop for those who want to buy souvenirs. I bought a whiskey flux and 2 key rings. Those were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place..lots to interest all ages! We have been many times,since our son was around 5,until recently!

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short visit this time as weather not good, but visited before. Lots to see and very informative and interesting. We all loved the old fashioned sweet shop Great free entry, donation only

Thank Hilary H
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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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Leah H
29 March 2017|
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Response from HighlandFolkMuseum | Property representative |
Hi thank you for getting in touch, this year we are open on the 5th April 2017 from 10.30am-5.30pm
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