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Glencoe Folk Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Lovely museum

This small museum is located in a thatched house at the end of Glencoe village. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Nice little museum - worth a visit

We were walking through town and stopped into the museum for a short visit - pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paso Robles, California
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history”(10 reviews)
“folk museum”(9 reviews)
“thatched roof”(6 reviews)
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. We will reopen in April 2019. Situated in the picturesque village of Glencoe, Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum is a must see for history enthusiasts and tourists alike. Housed in two Eighteenth Century...more
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Glencoe Village Main Street, Glencoe Village PH49 4HS, Scotland
+44 1855 811664
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We had a great tour of the museum, with many anecdotes of the local history. A good collection of local artifacts and history of the Glencoe Massacre.

3  Thank Will_Melnyk
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Lovely little museum in an old building that contains some old artefacts, could be doing with more funding to improve the facilities so recommend visiting to everyone so they can raise more money to carry out their ongoing work

2  Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is located in a thatched house at the end of Glencoe village. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It has some interesting exhibitions about life in the Highlands in different times. It's worth a visit when in the area.

Thank Martina1888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking through town and stopped into the museum for a short visit - pleasantly surprised! Well worth it. It is quite small but the staff was very friendly and helpful. The exhibits cover a number of different time eras. It is located in...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Glencoe Folk Museum on a very rainy day and were pleasantly surprised! The museum is very small and really more of a collection that a museum. The artifacts gathered share a glimpse in to highland life during several periods in history. There...More

Thank JaneHardin06
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small museum but some very interesting things on display.Also the lady volunteer was great on the history of Glencoe past and present.

Thank maclaughlin_12
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a decent wee museum situated in an old thatched cottage in the middle of the village. It outlines the history of the area as well as the work and social aspects of the population through the ages. There’s not a huge amount to...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited this museum on our way home from a short break and we are glad we did. The museum itself is small but the volunteer was very helpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately for us there were several items on display that we could remember from...More

Thank david c
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I loved the range of topics covered at the museum - from wars and the massacre, to everyday life and local industries. I recommend a stop! I didn’t see bathrooms or parking on site, so come prepared :)

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A great place to see the working way of life, tools and historical pictures of a way of life now all but lost to history.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Small collection. Worth half hour of your time. The volunteer was the best part. His hat, accent and friendliness along with him singing along to some old Scottish songs.

Thank Campaspediva
Reviewed 11 August 2018

delightful insight to a lost age. enthusiastic staff and quirky exhibits a really human and humbling insight to a past time

Thank 1Penny2015
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Susan T
8 September 2018|
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Response from CatrionaD_89 | Property representative |
Hi Susan. Thanks for your question. I'm afraid I'm not sure what list of names you are referring to - could you give me some more info? If you're looking into your MacDonald family history you should try the Lochaber... More
27 October 2016|
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Response from 321terry | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I don't know but I am sure that the friendly will be able to advise you call them. Alternatively, it may be safe to leave the dog in a safe place b beside the museum.