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Highland Folk Museum

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Address: Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
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Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning...

Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended

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going back in time

A must when visiting the highland of Scotland. Well laid out and great info. Free entry, but I bought a guide book to support them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hals, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must when visiting the highland of Scotland. Well laid out and great info. Free entry, but I bought a guide book to support them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the place Great for everyone The kids really enjoyed the school experience The staff were brilliant They made the place come to life Thanks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were here en-route to Inverness and were amazed by the experience it offered. This museum" is technically a big park with lots of historical buildings and deliberately preserved cultural tours for visitors. The park is free to enter as it doesn't has a mandatory entrance fee to charge, but they do hope for donations so they can keep running... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The museum is a three in one turnout, all with lots of sub plots. The good thing is, it is free to enter but one can make a voluntary donation. There are lots of things for kids to play with and become involved. The school was good for this. The kids thought the school was old but really it reminded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Visited at end of October and found it very interesting looking at different era's . Entry was by donation and for a free attraction this was really good. Great playground and cafe too made for happy children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a suprisingly great place to visit. It is over a large spacious area with local historical items. There is a Blackhouse Village in the grounds which has people dressed in historical costume and will talk to you about how life was back then. This is a must-see museum. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the lolly shop and buying some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

An excellent attraction you must visit if in the area. Suitable for all ages. Fabulous for the kids to get involved with and great for anyone wanting to visit an interesting and informative museum. The entry is free (PLEASE PLEASE LEAVE A DONATION - YOU WILL FIND IT WORTH EVERY PENNY). This is a great window into the history of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were traveling from Edinburgh to Inverness and ran across this little gem. A great place for learning - young and old. You get a very good appreciation for life in the 18th century. A site also used in the filming of the Outlander series.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting OUTDOOR museum just on the edge of Newtonmore in the Highlands. The museum curators have collected a series of old buildings in disrepair from around the Highlands and brought them all together in one place. For example, there was an old schoolhouse at Knockbain which was moved here and reconstructed. Inside is a friendly old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a perfect way to learn about the history of the Highlands, for people of all ages! My group was particularly interested in the folk village, where scenes from Outlander were filmed. We enjoyed the lovely walk out to the village, and all of the interesting stops along the way. The village is incredible, and impeccably maintained, from fires... More 

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