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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • An absolute must! Went there expecting to spend a couple of hours... stayed the day! Volunteers couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The views are breathtaking and the outdoor museum is fascinating. The homemade food is also well worth stopping for (at a reasonable price too). Our teenage boys (13 and 16) went there reluctantly, came out buzzing. Enjoyed the old rustic sweet shop and the youngest got 8.5/10 for his handwriting test (using a quill) in the old school... A must for all ages!
  • Awesome. Costs nothing too, although you really should give a donation. Loads to see, from traditional early houses up to 1930s. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Site closes over the winter. Disabled people may find some of the site difficult, many steps, uneven floors etc. but don't let it put you off as staff will do their best to accommodate. Well worth a visit!
  • Amazing place. Massive area with lot's of places to see and things to keep you entertained. Very well kept and looked after.
  • One of the wee gems of Badanoch both educationally and culturally. Free entry and lots to explore. Good for a day out or a 20minute wander.
  • A very interesting experience. Worth treking through mud and puddles. Would love to return.

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