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Highland Folk Museumis Britain’s first open-air museum, a living history facility devoted to the life of early Highland peoples. See firsthand how the first Scots built their homes, tilled their land, and kept themselves entertained on the Highlands. You can visit replica trade buildings, including joiners, tailors, and clockmakers. The museum covers history from the 1700s to present day amid natural beauty, which is home to red squirrel and tree creepers. Take a look at our Newtonmore online travel planner to schedule your visit to Highland Folk Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Highland Folk Museum Reviews
Went a trip up to the highland folk museum with my friends. This was one of the places I was really looking forward to visiting since I’m a huge outlander fan. I also met Andy the Highlander. It’s... more »
Visited last week- thrilled to have made it before the end of the season :). What a great living museum- lovely walks around the site and the displays/buildings all really impressive. The actors... more »
I visited on a tour, so I only had an hour here. You could easily spend a day. This is an open-air museum showing daily Highland life through the 1700s. Seeing the structures here was striking and informative about Highland life - I would have thought these structures were early medieval/Iron Age. But the best part was the staff. There were people dressed as a school teacher from the 1800s and a Highlander acting as a guide. They were informative and passionate. I'd love to go back again
Very interesting and interactive museum with lovely traditional Highland houses. The activity days are highly recommended especially for they young ones. It is a large place but there is also a tractor that pulls a trailer to carry those with difficulty walking long distances. Lots to learn and do! The sweet shop is lovely. After comparing other souvenir shops in the main cities of Scotland, the shop at the Highland Folk Museum is cheaper so I recommend getting your Scottish souvenirs from there. It is not the largest shop but it still has a good deal of things to choose from. There is no fee to enter but a voluntary contribution, plus a guide that you can purchase all of this helps them maintain the site.
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