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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Family day out.

Finally managed to visit this museum and wasn't dissapointed. Favourite parts were the 17th... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Elaine L
Inverness, United Kingdom
More signage please.

Young lad in old croft was very knowledgeable. Too bad it was a miserably wet day and things were... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
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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
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweet shop” (75 reviews)
“free entry” (52 reviews)
“old school” (37 reviews)
Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Finally managed to visit this museum and wasn't dissapointed. Favourite parts were the 17th century housing and the staff there made it all the more enjoyable. You will need good walking shoes/boots as some of the attractions are in woodlands which can be a little...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Young lad in old croft was very knowledgeable. Too bad it was a miserably wet day and things were so spread out. It still took us the full three hours to see everything.

Thank Pagewo
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! It's a great little insight into highland life. My only regret is not having any cash on me to donate. Entry is free, but it's worth bringing some money with you. After meeting the passionate people at the museum educating and...More

Thank Taelor P
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The kids (and me) loved this place, especially the old school where they got to write with ink. There is a small village in the woods with real fires which they also enjoyed seeing.This place is so interesting with so much to see.Make a picnic...More

Thank shirleyally82
Reviewed 15 July 2016

You'll be sorry if you miss this. We spent several hours wandering the grounds and learned a lot. The staff were so fun to talk to, especially the ladies in the Aultlarie Farmhouse candy store. Be sure to walk out to the village. We really...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

A brilliant way to spend a few hours. It is by far the most interesting "museum" I've ever visited. The old school is really excellent and the kids love getting their writing lessons there. The village shop; farm; various houses from different times are wonderful...More

1  Thank S16JGS
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fabulous 'free' museum with lots and lots of interesting exhibits including a reconstructed Blackhouse - certainly made history come to life

Thank H0ckings
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Highland Folk Museum was truly fascinating. It’s not a traditional museum but two small villages, one made up of buildings from across Scotland from the late 19th/early 20th century and the other a reconstruction of a 17/18th century village based on an archaeological dig...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We visited with family of various ages and there's something for everyone. Really nice cafe too. Very interesting exhibits. Don't miss this. We're going back for the reenactment on 16th July.

Thank MrsKeggs
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

What an interesting place! There is walking involved but that's necessary as the exhibits are life size and "hands on" giving a realistic feel of life in the highlands. For Outlander fans like myself, there is the added bonus of knowing that some of the...More

Thank Debbie S
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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