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Highland Folk Museum

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Address: Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
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Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning...

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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Could not believe when we arrived here that it is actually free, they just ask for a donation. the staff were all brilliant, friendly and plenty on hand to tell you things, we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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dewsbury
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Could not believe when we arrived here that it is actually free, they just ask for a donation. the staff were all brilliant, friendly and plenty on hand to tell you things, we spent a lot of time in the school room, could have spent all day talking to "the master"there was plenty of car parking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

brilliant place, so much to see and do, great education for children and adults, worth taking a day to go round have a picnic etc

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place, we learnt so much in the three hours we were there. Excellent cafe and very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a family during the Easter holidays, we all had a great time. Lots of open spaces so kids got a little bit of freedom, it doesn't feel like a stuffy museum. We paid for a quiz booklet for the kids which helped keep there attention. They loved going into each building and finding the answers. It wasn't... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this interactive museum but sadly the weather was not good and we did not manage to see everything so we will make a point to return sometime when the weather is better. We really enjoyed what we saw and think it would be a great place to take kids - particularly enjoyed the school.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite repeated visits over the years this living museum never stops filling me with wonder as I walk around, roughly split into two halves you can head into either a 1700s township or head left and end up being taught in a schoolhouse from the early 20th century. In between there are gorgeous walks through woodlands galore with time for... More 

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Lake Louise, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. We arrived late and didn't see it all. What we saw was great. The layout is like a village. Each building is as it would have been in times past. I would allow at least half a day.

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Thank pottsstephen52
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Folk Museum twice last week whilst on holiday at Drumguish with our family and grandsons. Passing along the road it does not look much, but rest assured there is quite a lot to see and at least a mile of track peppered with interesting attractions and it takes longer than you would imagine to see them all.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see. Very informative. Friendly staff. Especially liked the fact that some of the buildings are authentic and have been relocated from nearby. Not a modern re-make. Nice cafe and sweet shop. Lots of animals. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An open air museum with lots of historic buildings of different periods set as two separate villages. Supported by people working away at different tasks in period costume. Well worth turning off the busy A9 north of Perth for a visit.

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