Highland Folk Museum

Visitors enjoying the Highland Folk Museum
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Spend a day - experience centuries! This award winning museum has recreated a thriving township from the 1700s with heather thatched roofs and open peat fires, a working croft with cattle, sheep,ducks and hens and an old tin school from the 1930s where the teacher rules are amongst the many buildings that you can discover on site. Costumed interpreters bring history to life.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site, Agricultural site, Heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

Open every day
April - August

September - October

Closed: November to March

Admission charges

No admission charge - donations welcome.

Additional info

Library and archive open by appointment only Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Open-air living history museum with relocated and recreated buildings representing Highland rural and social life from the 1700s onwards supported by related core and working collections.

Collection details

Social History, Architecture, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • 1700s turf buildings
  • 1930s working croft
  • 1930s school
  • 1950s summer house
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MacDonalds on Skye

Museums at Night - Travellers' Tales: The Summer Walkers

  • 19 May 2018 7-9pm

Travellers' Tales: The Summer Walkers is an evening event, showing the film “The Summer Walkers” by Timothy Neat. The screening will be held in Am Fasgadh, our museum store, followed by a Q&A session, featuring Essie Stewart (featured in the work of Timothy Neat) and Shona Main (the filmmaker documenting the event at the museum). Following this, audience members will have the opportunity to see some of the fascinating objects within the Museum collections which have a connection to the Traveller community, and to hear about the long connections between the museum and the Travelling community. Places are limited so tickets must be pre-booked. Refreshments will be available

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13


£5 per person

Highland Folk Museum
Kingussie Road
PH20 1AY






01540 673551

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