Skye Museum of Island Life, Kilmuir

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Admire the resourcefulness of 19th-century islanders at Skye Museum of Island Life, a museum built in 1965 to preserve a township of thatched cottages. These cottages were once a dominant part of the Highland landscape and the means of survival for the locals. The craft houses--made from just a few materials--were a perfect product of their environment, built sturdy to sustain the wind, and warm to protect from the climate. Tour the museum on your own using the plentiful signage and information to guide you, and step inside the well-preserved Skye houses to see artifacts from day-to-day life. Stop by the gift shop on your way out, where you'll find unique souvenirs handmade locally. Using our world travel planner, Isle of Skye attractions like Skye Museum of Island Life can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 21, 2017
    A number of stone houses with various displays from the past. Worth a look and won't take too much time.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    While exploring beyond Uig, we discovered this gem while seeking Duntulm Castle. Bring cash, 2.50 GBP per adult. And more for the excellent selection of items in their gift shop. The crofts are well p...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Worth a quick visit on the way along the coastal road and nice to visit the Flora McDonald monument alongside it.  more »
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  • A cute little museum with villages and huts preserved from older times depicting everyday Highland crofting life. There's a lovely trail out back to Flora MacDonald's memorial in a small cemetery out back.
  • Great example of highland way of life, jaw dropping views of the outer Hebrides (on a clear day)..
  • Small museum that provide BIG experience. It was an island house before converted into a museum. Many local historical stuffs from ancient tools and equipments to jurassic evidence are on displayed.
  • Gives you a real sense of what life was like up to the very recent past.
  • This old house is really small but let people know how the Island life was.

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