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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  • 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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