Glencoe Folk Museum

Glencoe Folk Museum
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The Glencoe Folk Museum was co-founded in 1966 by Miss Barbara Fairweather MBE, and Mrs Rae Grant and for both ladies, it was a life's work.

Their aim was “To collect, preserve and exhibit articles, costume, objects and information, relevant to the history and social conditions of the Glencoe and North Lorn district for the purposes of education and interest”.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

April to October
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4.30pm
Last Admission 4pm
Closed Sunday

Admission charges

Adults: £3
Concession: £2
Children under 16: Free

Getting there

Just off the the A82 in the centre of Glencoe Village

Additional info

This lovely little museum is crammed full of local history and artefacts, housed in two beautiful old thatched cottages. It has dedicated itself to promoting the history of Glencoe and surrounding area and has a great selection of objects including textiles, costumes, taxidermy and china connected to the Jacobite uprisings many years ago.

Visiting the museum is like traveling back in time. The museum is well worth a visit and should make an interesting stopping point for the kids during a holiday trip up to the Highlands.

There is a public loo in the village car park and a village shop next door to the museum which is handy for snacks, drinks and ice-creams!

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Medicine, Weapons and War, Archives, Social History

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Rebels and Redcoats

  • 14 May 2016 10am-5pm

Chaaaaaaaarge!!!! Come along to see what the fighting man would wear in the tumultuous 18th century - whichever side he's on. Be warned that our Jacobean interpreter tends to get fully into character once kitted out in kilt and sporran, and will be twitching to release his sgian dubh. On the other side, our Hanovarian soldier's blood will definitely begin to rise when dressed in his distinctive 'redcoat'. But, our interpreters are prepared to put the battle on hold just for you, bringing a range of authentic Jacobean and Hanovarian weaponry for you to handle, and they might even give you some tips on which one is best to use in tricky situations. Acknowledging the harsh realities of combat, they'll also be bringing along some of the medical equipment that would have been used at the time, including an array of medicines and herbal cures. Find out what common plants could stop blood loss, help set bones or even cure gangrene - you will never look at the garden the same again!


£3 per adult, £2 per consession, £2 per child.


Getting there

Just off the the A82 in the centre of Glencoe Village

Glencoe Folk Museum
Glencoe Village
PH49 4HS






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