Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

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Highland Folk Museumis Britain’s first open-air museum, a living history facility devoted to the life of early Highland peoples. See firsthand how the first Scots built their homes, tilled their land, and kept themselves entertained on the Highlands. You can visit replica trade buildings, including joiners, tailors, and clockmakers. The museum covers history from the 1700s to present day amid natural beauty, which is home to red squirrel and tree creepers. Add Highland Folk Museum to your Newtonmore travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Newtonmore trip generator.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We loved it here. Free entry no parking charge. Donations accepted however. And believe me we donated gladly. Our kids loved everything here from the old style school to the playpark. They enjoyed the...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We spent a great afternoon at the folk museum, so much to see, and learn. The staff are wonderful, very knowledgeable and take the time to talk you through the exhibits. There is even a chance to try ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This was a very nice museum of its type, not the largest or most thorough we've ever visited, however, with buildings unique to highland life. It's very apparent that a great deal of love and care hav...  more »
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  • Free entry with an optional donation, so it's affordable for all and there is so much to see and so much to learn. There are numerous houses from the 1700s to the 1950s with laboriously reconstructed interiors. Spend about 3.5 hours there to have a good look at everything. Educated people in clothing suitable for the time period are waiting at some houses to explain all the details and additional questions. The school building of 1937 has real classes with real ink in wells, which are integrated into the desks.
  • Lots of interesting collections and information. Completely free and there is an authentic sweet shop. Would recommend a visit to anyone in the area.
  • I love it there, been many times. I go every year to see whats been added. One of the best days out in Scotland. If you want to do the place justice, give yourself about 5 or 6 hours. I've not been to the new museum yet, but will in a few weeks as we are going back again.
  • An amazing collection of restored buildings, over a large area with a completely reconstructed blackhouse homestead. There is a picnic area to bring your own lunch or use the CafĂ©. An authentic sweet shop will transport kids to a different world, next to the Post Office, near the LMS Station. An excellent guide is available at a reasonable price.
  • Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here with two small kids enjoying the walks and the animals.

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