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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Dig It! 2015

  • 1 — 30 September 2015

In September, Glencoe Folk Museum will be involved in Dig It! 2015, a year long celebration of Scottish archaeology.

The Museum will have information on display about local archaeology, as well as a discovery sand pit for young archaeologists.

For more information regarding Dig It! 2015, please see: www.digit2015.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.glencoemuseum.com/#!culture-and-events/cl3g

Scottish Archaeology and Heritage Festival

  • 5 — 22 September 2015

The Museum will have information on display about local archaeology, as well as a discovery sand pit for young archaeologists.

For more information on Scottish Archaeology and Heritage Festival, please see:
www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.glencoemuseum.com/#!culture-and-events/cl3g

Highland Archaeology Festival

  • 2 — 18 October 2015

Details for the Highland Archaeology Festival will be updated as and when available. Please keep checking back for more information!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.glencoemuseum.com/#!culture-and-events/cl3g

Getting there

Just off the the A82 in the centre of Glencoe Village

Glencoe Folk Museum
Glencoe Village
Glencoe
Highland
PH49 4HS
Scotland

Website

www.glencoemuseum.com/

E-mail

Curator

curator@glencoemuseum.com

Telephone

01855811664

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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