Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

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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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  • This is a wonderful day out. All exhibits interesting. Extra worthwhile to book the collections centre visit. This was the highlight for us. 
    This is a wonderful day out. All exhibits interesting. Extra worthwhile to book the collections centre visit. This was the highlight for us.  more »
  • Be prepared to walk!! The 1700's village is a hike. Totally worth the walk. The buildings are interesting. People in period costumes who have worked there for a long time were really interesting.....  more
    Be prepared to walk!! The 1700's village is a hike. Totally worth the walk. The buildings are interesting. People in period costumes who have worked there for a long time were really interesting.....  more »
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  • What an amazing day out. Educational, enjoyable and entirely immersive. Our 2, 5 and 7 year old sons enjoyed it thoroughly and the adults just as much. Staff are great, the cafe is really reasonably priced and the gift shop is lovely. Very much recommended!!
  • Great open air museum in Kingussie. Friendly informative staff about life in the 1700s to 1900s in the highlands. Activities to do in various buildings. The township has recently reopened this year and nice walk through the pinewood forest to get there. Play area for the kids and small cafe selling toasties and sandwiches.

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