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Highland Folk Museum

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Address: Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
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+44 1540 663551

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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Excellent museum!

Excellent charity-based museum, awesome houses which you could go inside. The school house had a handwriting lesson going on which was fun to take part in, and the sweet shop was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent charity-based museum, awesome houses which you could go inside. The school house had a handwriting lesson going on which was fun to take part in, and the sweet shop was open which was also pretty cool. Lovely walk through the woods to get to the older houses (Outlander filming location) and a nice cafe where good food was served.... More 

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Deerfield, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited here as part of a wonderful Trafalgar Tour- Celtic Filmscapes. Outlander (Starz TV series) Episode 5 -Rent- was filmed in their folk village. It was an amazing experience, like stepping into the set. It's a bit of a walk out to the village, and is very peaceful and nice. The buildings are all stone and thatch and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The 'park' is well spaced out with lots to look at and lots for the kids to involve themselves with. Undoubtedly for the kids (and adults) alike one of the highlights is going to school!! The schoolhouse was packed when I walked in and the teacher was in the middle of a writing lesson. My other half stuck up his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great day out for everyone. Walk around the grounds and visit recreations of dwellings and work places from the last 200 years. Kids enjoyed the play park and everyone enjoyed the exhibits. Free but contributions welcomed. We went 3 times on our 1 week holiday as there's quite a lot to see.

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Hillsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I are involved with the Historic Encampment at our local Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville, NC, USA. We went to the Folk Museum to perfect our interpretation, learn more about clothing of the 1600- 1700's, and because we love this type of museum. It was so much more than we had even hoped for. The woman... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely walk combined with interesting historical facts and exhibits. Make sure you go as far the township, it is well worth it. Definitely visit if in the area.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

An excellent walk back through Scottish lifestyle, highland in particular, over a few hundred years.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I absolutely loved this experience. To see the way that our auld folk lived in 1700's and I put on Braveheart as soon as I got home!!! The 1900's were fantastic but too close to home - hahaha. My husband and I were saying "Is this history, are we relics?" and we have only just turned 50. I remember my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a must so well kept friendly staff. Children loved going back in time. The old school house was fun and the teacher great. Loved the old sweetie shop. We ran out of time but will be back

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Canby, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Highland Folk Museum is well worth the time to visit. In fact, since we didn't leave enough time the first day, we went back the next day to see the rest. the museum is a nice archive of buildings and furnishings from various historical time periods in Scottish history. The early village (1700s) was very interesting--authentic enough that the... More 

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