Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

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. Take a look at our Newtonmore online travel planner to schedule your visit to Highland Folk Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Superb place to visit and experience life through the ages. Be on your best behaviour as you enter the school house... you have been warned! A delightful sweet shop that brings back memories of a time...  more »
  • Lots of things to see and do. Lots of different parts of history to look at. The thatch covered cottage village was my favourite part. The atmosphere and views were amazing. The sweet shot and school ...  more »
  • Absolutely loved our visit. What a lovely way to show people what life was like from the 1700s up until the 1960s! Some of the buildings reminded me of grandma's house but the most interesting was the...  more »
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  • I went there about 25 years ago when it was still a very young museum and much smaller. I enjoyed my visit then but the transformation left me quite in awe. It was only meant to be lunch stop for our family but you could easily spend a day there. A Scottish Beamish that is affordable for everyone to get in and learn about Scotland's past. We shall certainly be back to explore some more in the not too distant future.
  • We liked the museum very much. It was very interesting to discover all the thoughtful details put into the interiors of the buildings. They all seemed to be arranged with a great deal of love and care for historical correctness. There is no admission fee but please do donate to allow other people to enjoy such a great place as well. :)
  • Amazing spot. Entry by donation. Lots to see, touch and feel and really down to earth. Fantastic living museum. Well done all involved. Very impressed.
  • 3 miles of beautiful scenery populated with houses, shops, workshops, farm buildings, a school, a church and an old railway station (and more) that are all open for you to walk inside and see them set up as they would have been in different periods of history, ranging from 1740s thatched 'huts' to a 1950s Manse. Guides are dressed in period costume and are there to give you information if you want it! You can even get a lesson in the school- best behaviour required!! There is a tractor and trailer that operates around the park taking you to the far ends for a couple of pounds. Or you can walk through the squirrel woods. And all this is FREE!! There is a donation box at the entrance, a self service cafe and a gift shop! In the 'old post office' there is a working sweety shop where you can buy some good old fashioned quarters of various old faves! Absolutely brilliant place to go as an adult or to take children, give yourself plenty of time, there is so much to see!!
  • My kids loved it here. Nice wee place with beautiful views. Their wee cafe even had vegan, gf options on cakes!! There is a play park and outdoor seating for picnics.
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