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Highland Folk Museum

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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...more
Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great day out and it's free ( but they have donation boxes which you should put a couple of quid in). The highland huts along with the staff who are dressed up is great ( and it was used in series one episode five of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ticket two boxes for me: History and Nature. I’ve been to outdoor museums before, but I really liked that this museum walks you through centuries of life in the Highlands. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. And while there were not necessarily re-enactments, as one...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bit of a disappointment. There were no actors reenacting life as we had thought there would be. It was somewhat interesting but would give it a miss next time.

Thank Shariboo47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this attraction. Brought back so many memories as we visited the school room and saw things like the belt used as corporal punishment on naughty children, the desks, jotters, schoolbag...Visited the old PO & sweet shop where I got rhubarb...More

Thank Weegiegirl1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as part of our Outlander Gathering and we were lucky enough to arrange a wool waulking demonstration, and try our hand at it ourselves. Thank you to the Wool Waulking ladies for your time on a Sunday. We looked round the 18th century village...More

Thank Lamorna53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here as part of a tour so we only had a couple of hours, but I could see spending all day here. Very pretty and educational at the same time. Staff was very welcoming and came right out to tell us stories. It...More

Thank dreamspeaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were spending the school holiday in the Cairngorms National Park, with two grandchildren, ages 8 1/2 & 5 yrs., so chose to visit this Folk Museum. The children really enjoyed this spot! The Highland Folk Museum covers hundreds of years of Scottish history and...More

Thank ChicagoHiker2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out educational. Could do with an audio guide and a better shop. Muddy when wet and quite a lot of walking over rough path but wonderful. No charge entirely free, don't know how they do it.

Thank nanny2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family visit & all members thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff friendly helpful & enthusiastic. Great exhibits giving excellent insights into days gone by & also brought back memories of visits to grandparents from my childhood. I think museum is now closed for winter but thoroughly recommend...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent most of the day here, and I could have stayed longer. Large car park, easy to find. Clean toilet facilities, nice little cafe where we had a good lunch. The collection of buildings was amazing! From fairly new (1950's) all the way back...More

Thank Chemyn R
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Kirsty T
3 June 2018|
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Response from joannhopkins | Property representative |
Hi Kirsty, I'm afraid we don't allow dogs to visit the museum itself but there are grass areas in our car park for stretching paws and there is a fenced dog area opposite reception where you are welcome (at your own risk) to... More
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
Colin W
24 October 2016|
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Response from HighlandFolkMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Colin, most of the museum is scooter friendly, there is one main road through the museum (we are a mile from end to end) which would be easily accessed on a scooter, with the cafe, toilets and shop being accessible too... More