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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Kilmuir IV51 9UE, Scotland
+44 1470 552206
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Worth a visit

Lovely little museum, staff friendly & helpful & great gift shop. Good coffee machine in little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tracy P
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Worth a visit!

Unfortunately the museum was closed on a Sunday but we were still able to get pictures of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Keira81
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  • Average9%
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“black houses” (15 reviews)
“flora macdonald” (25 reviews)
“gift shop” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Kilmuir IV51 9UE, Scotland
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+44 1470 552206
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"black houses"
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"flora macdonald"
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"gift shop"
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"the cottages"
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"entrance fee"
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"great insight"
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"information boards"
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"hard life"
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"trotternish peninsula"
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"different aspects"
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"public toilets"
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"short walk"
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"interesting information"
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"local history"
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"step back in time"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely little museum, staff friendly & helpful & great gift shop. Good coffee machine in little shed at the back too.

Thank Tracy P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately the museum was closed on a Sunday but we were still able to get pictures of the buildings from the outside. The thatched room old stone houses are really interesting and definitely worth the 5 minute stop.

Thank Keira81
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a more relaxed alternative to hiking the Old Man of Storr or the Fairy Pools on Skye if you're in need of a change of pace. It's definitely worth the drive up the cliffs past Uig and really reasonable entry price. It's really...More

Thank vchurch9917
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place with interesting information on early life at the island, worth to see and look around there

Thank 103adriennl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As many others note, this museum is perched in a breathtakingly gorgeous spot at the tip of the Trotternish Peninsula. For those driving the peninsula loop, this is well worth a visit. I agree with others who note that there is too much to read...More

Thank gbraccimac
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in sort of thinking, "Oh, here we go... Another folk museum..." But then found myself shocked by how engaging and fun the museum was! Lots of interesting insight into local tradition, families, folklore (for me, a favourite were the stories regarding Duntulm Castle)...More

Thank tuffnaygubbuns
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very cool & quick to go through. Neat to see how people lived and what crofts actually looked like.

Thank cristatharp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was blowing up a gale by the time we arrived, but there's plenty of undercover viewing to be had, thankfully! Plenty of information, and offers an insight into the island's life in the past.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very informative. It is small but very nice becuase it is outside and very interesting. Enjoyed it.

Thank Andrej M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an evocative museum recording what reality was like for crofters on Skye. The last crofter still lived here until 1957, and his house is recorded as it was then. Begetting and raising ten children up here was surely a task! There are lots...More

Thank Amanda P
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568Sarah2015
15 July 2017|
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so as it is a "village".
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Andrew B
19 September 2016|
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Response from Ann G | Reviewed this property |
This attraction seems to be open all year from 08.30 -17.00.
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mandyken2014
13 September 2015|
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Response from Max W | Reviewed this property |
£2.50 for adults and 50p for children. 4 adults = 4x2.50 =£10.
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