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Not my usual kind of tourist attraction but this was an interesting look back at life on the Isle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
How they used to live.

Not very big but quite absorbing, well presented interiors of the tiny croft houses. All the small... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 Miles from Dunvegan on the Glendale Rd, Dunvegan, Scotland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 July 2010

The charming Museum is self-explaining, showing the home and the work of a Crofter living here before of the highland clearances. You are free to walk through on your own and smell the smoke of the peat fire burning strill on the hearth in the...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

we went on a sunny day , there was no one there to talk to and the rooms were so dark you could not see a thing. waste of 1.50 !!

2  Thank phil a
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not my usual kind of tourist attraction but this was an interesting look back at life on the Isle in the bygone days. Each croft house is dedicated to a different area of life, weaving, fishing, a recreated home etc.

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Not very big but quite absorbing, well presented interiors of the tiny croft houses. All the small croft houses are worth time spent exploring the way we all used tried to keep warm and dry.

Thank sioltormod
Reviewed 18 September 2018

On a wet and windy day we decided to drive to see Flora McDonald monument and stumbled on the crofters village. The village consist of reconstructions of a crofters house, a shop, black Smith workshop, a school/chuch and a stable. The village gives the visiter...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Best £4 we spent all holiday. Totally brilliant indoor / outdoor exhibits. Great items with very good brief explanations. Could have spent many more hours there

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit to see how people used to live on Skye. Only issue is trying to pay to enter. The women who was serving just barked at people who tried to pay card and made them go to the atm in the shop....More

1  Thank ArishaIsabella
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum that brings you more than 100 years back in time. You can witness how the big and poor families lived at the beginning of the 20th century and how they made their living with crofting. Also very interesting information about the history of...More

Thank eklonhammer
Reviewed 1 August 2018

located in a remote area (but then, everything is remote in skye :) ), we came upon this museum on our way to neist point, then stopped to have a closer look at it on our way out of the island. it was really fascinating,...More

Thank mmarlyna
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We went there right after visiting Dunvegan Castle. It was a nice contrast for the children - getting an idea of how most people lived after seeing how the rich lived. It is a small place, very dark and tiny and with a distillery in...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

During a five day tour of the highlands we saw A LOT of museums and castles and stuff. This was the best one, by far. Most of the others are focused in Kong’s and wars, but none conveyed the life of common folk. This one...More

1  Thank crunchy_jax
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Step back in time and see how crofters lived. Very good exhibition and worth visiting. Flora MacDonald grave is on the hill side above the museum. Museum well maintained.

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Response from louboo40 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't really help you as the Colbost Croft Museum was closed when I visited last October and didn't see any prices. Can't imagine it being too expensive though. We hired a car to travel around Skye so not sure if... More
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The bus service to Colbost is very limited, but there is a regular bus service between Portree and Dunvegan. The service between Dunvegan and Glendale that passes Colbost is infrequent. There are daily bus services and... More
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Response from louboo40 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid to say it will more than likely be closed in December - it was when I was there in October. You can still visit and see all the croft buildings from the perimeter fence, just won't be able to go inside. There... More