Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum

Picture of Glencoe Folk Museum which is housed in an original Scottish Highlands period thatched crofter's cottage
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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

Easter to October
Mon-Sat 1030-1630
Closed Sun
Open for groups by appointment

Admission charges

£3:00 children under 16 go free

Getting there

Just off the the A82 in the centre of Glencoe Village

Additional info

The collection at the museum is much more interesting, varied and extensive than you might think from the outside as it is housed in a genuine old thatched cottage but the collection extends out to other historic buildings on the site. There are historic articles from all periods from Cullodden to World War Two. The collection includes many everyday household and crofting items that are no longer seen and includes period costumes and toys.

Visiting the museum is like traveling back in time and walking into someone's home to see things as they were. 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's 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

Getting there

Just off the the A82 in the centre of Glencoe Village

Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
Glencoe Village
PH39 4HP




01855 811 664

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