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Colbost Croft Museum

4 Miles from Dunvegan on the Glendale Rd, Dunvegan, Scotland
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What a hidden gem.

What a wonderful place, fantastic old huts with so much to see in each one and so much information... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
halsteadpam1
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Truro, United Kingdom
Allows a little understanding of life in earlier times.

The museum is great and offers a good look at what life may have been like in earlier times, and in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stroupp
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 Miles from Dunvegan on the Glendale Rd, Dunvegan, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a wonderful place, fantastic old huts with so much to see in each one and so much information, they are fascinating , they had a blacksmiths hut, an old style shop, a house showing how they lived on Skye so long ago, a school,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is great and offers a good look at what life may have been like in earlier times, and in an environment that could be harsh. The thatched roofs are low enough to see how they were constructed, there are an abundance of tools...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here not really expecting very much. These crofts are really good. Wonderfully reconstructed and giving a good idea of past life in the Highlands and Islands. I am so glad we stopped. It only cost £2.50 which is great value.

1  Thank Silverpablito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend an hour walking round the different little croft houses learning all about life on the island in the past as well. Lots to see and look at. All for a bargain price of £2.50 per adult, children 50p. A must...More

1  Thank Catherineonholiday
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We learnt a lot about the past life in the island. Its really fascinating place to visit. Allow 1 hour minimum for your visit.

1  Thank mikepayami
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit showing all aspects of a Skye crofters life. It certainly wasn't a life for the work shy or faint hearted. A daily battle to survive portrayed very well and in a beautiful location.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great to see how islanders lived. There are some genuinely fascinating documents to pore over, however I wonder if these would be better arranged in a library/resource centre, if only for preservation. We visited on a cold day, very much exposed to the elements, so...More

Thank Tista C
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Nice museum of you want to check how people lived in the 1900' If you go on Minibus skye tours you will stop here. The ticket is cheap and there is a gift shop

Thank Ângela G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Whether you're interested to know how folks survived in such arduous, exposed conditions - or perhaps you're tracing the roots of some ancestors? - this little museum is a MUST SEE. Exquisitely preserved and made incredibly accessible, the buildings also house an enormous amount of...More

1  Thank Gra P
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We passed by on our drive round the north of the island. Sadly the museum was closed for the winter so we were only able to look over the fence. Basically the museum is designed to give an insight into how crofters existed in years...More

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stephanie F
How much is it to tour?
29 March 2017|
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Response from louboo40 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't really help you as the Colbost Croft Museum was closed when I visited last October and didn't see any prices. Can't imagine it being too expensive though. We hired a car to travel around Skye so not sure if... More
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Robert G
Hello is there a bus service to the croft museum from dunvegan
22 February 2017|
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Response from keepmovingpeople | Reviewed this property |
The bus service to Colbost is very limited, but there is a regular bus service between Portree and Dunvegan. The service between Dunvegan and Glendale that passes Colbost is infrequent. There are daily bus services and... More
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susan h
Hi could you tell me the opening times in December, thanks
12 November 2016|
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Response from louboo40 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid to say it will more than likely be closed in December - it was when I was there in October. You can still visit and see all the croft buildings from the perimeter fence, just won't be able to go inside. There... More
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