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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Lovely place

We visited this place today and was blown away with how nice it is. Thus is a free entry place all... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Benidorm, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
via mobile
First Visit

Having travelled in this area for a few years,,, and bypassed the Highland Folk Museum on numerous... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweet shop” (74 reviews)
“free entry” (54 reviews)
“old school” (39 reviews)
Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this place today and was blown away with how nice it is. Thus is a free entry place all they ask is you make a donation which is well worth it for what you get to see and do will definatley 're visit...More

Thank 282paul282
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Having travelled in this area for a few years,,, and bypassed the Highland Folk Museum on numerous occasions,,We thought this year we would "pop" in and have a look around,,,we were blown away by this experience,,it takes approx. 3 hours to cover all the aspects...More

Thank baba323
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Lots to see and do, inside and out. No charge for entry although donation welcomed. Cafe and gift shop on site plus old fashioned sweet shop.

Thank william512016
Reviewed 18 October 2017

we have visited newtonmore on several occasions and had never visited the folk museum until today. What a fantastic and interesting day. Worth a visit. Take welly boots if its raining.

Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Popped in for a nice light lunch. Although the place was a little cold the staff, service and the surrounds where pleasant. Nice we selection of sandwiches etc. so two soups two cheese and onion toasties and tea for two £16.90. Nice light lunch then...More

Thank foster1605
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What’s not to like about this place!!! Well presented and interactive. Lots to see and do over a wide area. We were here about four hours!!! Lovely place for lunch too. Staff are helpful and informs. You must do the township, school room and the...More

Thank AlanG1967
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Usually I find that living history museums a bit awkward...these living historians were great. Friendly, helpful and so knowledgeable. It was a beautiful day to walk among the living quarters.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Wanted to Specifically see The outdoor Highland Folk Museum in Kingussie, Scotland. I planned it into my Australia to UK itinerary, but couldn’t find any tour busses that went there. Probably because you need at least 3-4 hours there to see and enjoy it all....More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out. This amazing open air museum was perfectly designed to educate and be enjoyed by all ages. The craftsmanship is second to none and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful if they tried. I would recommend a visit to...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This free museum is well worth the suggested donation. So much effort has gone into the exhibits and stepping back into our past is wonderful nostalgia.

Thank Lusy S
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5 August 2017|
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Response from joannhopkins | Property representative |
Thank you everybody - yes you can bring your own picnic, there are benches around the museum and plenty of grass areas too. We have a cafe, shop with drinks and ice-creams and an old fashioned sweetie shop if you fancy a... More
David T
23 April 2017|
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Response from BanchoryMrsB | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry didn't realise this function existed. Where you could ask questions of me. No wheelchair hire. The terrain is wheelchair friendly for most of the activities however getting up to the furthest settlement would... More
Leah H
29 March 2017|
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Response from HighlandFolkMuseum | Property representative |
Hi thank you for getting in touch, this year we are open on the 5th April 2017 from 10.30am-5.30pm