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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Great free visit

How good is this, that you can step back in time and see how highlanders lived in the 18th century... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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Fun visit

We came as a group of friends, many were interested where outlander had been film. I have not seen... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
East Moline, Illinois
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Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended
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Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How good is this, that you can step back in time and see how highlanders lived in the 18th century and more recently in the early 1900's and it's absolutely free. Dotted about, there are "actors" to provide interesting information about life in the times....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came as a group of friends, many were interested where outlander had been film. I have not seen show but very interesting. Sweet shop brought back some memories!

1  Thank emkandis
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped on our way from Inverness to Pitlochry. The park stretches out for about a mile. A great place to walk around on a nice day, full of history. And, would be a great place for kids to burn off some energy.

1  Thank mcateesphar13
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the folk museum as our daughter who is a huge Outlander fan told us about it. The museum is a place 'where outdoor history comes alive' according to the brochure and it is true. It covers 80 acres of living history interpreting Highland...More

1  Thank nanamc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat this was. Right on our doorstep. We walked many of the exhibits, sat in school and learnt a little something about Scottish schools in the 40's, bought some sweeties from the sweetie shop and wandered around a site of small thatched and...More

1  Thank Angie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with out 3 young children. All 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Folk Museum. The kids loved everything old, asked loads of questions and learned lots about different ages and periods through history. The 1700s settlement is definitely worth the...More

1  Thank KatieTheMummy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful open air museum with authentically reconstructed homes, workshops, and other dwellings from the past. To view it all, you will need at least 3 hours.

1  Thank Ruben C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and educational but could do with more information boards/ staff ( but I do realise it's a charity so money is probably tight) the world war 2 rationing was excellent because of the interaction of the publics notes. The 17th settlement was brilliant but...More

1  Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have much time to spend here, so we spent most of our time in the 1700s township. I could have spent all day here! Very interesting to see how they lived back then. The museum is very well taken care of and worth...More

1  Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see, especially if you are driving between Pitlochry & Inverness. Since much of it is a village setting, you must be able to walk between areas (transportation available for distances). It probably would be less desirable in the rain.

1  Thank MargInVictoria
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5 August 2017|
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Response from joannhopkins | Property representative |
Thank you everybody - yes you can bring your own picnic, there are benches around the museum and plenty of grass areas too. We have a cafe, shop with drinks and ice-creams and an old fashioned sweetie shop if you fancy a... More
David T
23 April 2017|
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Response from BanchoryMrsB | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry didn't realise this function existed. Where you could ask questions of me. No wheelchair hire. The terrain is wheelchair friendly for most of the activities however getting up to the furthest settlement would... More
Leah H
29 March 2017|
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Response from HighlandFolkMuseum | Property representative |
Hi thank you for getting in touch, this year we are open on the 5th April 2017 from 10.30am-5.30pm