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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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A Really interesting morning

We went on a really bright and clear day. Found all the staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rushden, United Kingdom
Insightful and Informative Experience

I really liked this place. It gives us a insight of the daily life of the people in the Highlands... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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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” (75 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 1 week ago

We went on a really bright and clear day. Found all the staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed seeing the red squirrels as well as the historical features especially the old house and the very theatrical volunteer who explained life in very dark times! Keep...More

Thank prescotian31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this place. It gives us a insight of the daily life of the people in the Highlands in the olden days. It would be even better if there were re-enactments. You can easily spend a few hours here to explore. Pony rides...More

Thank mandyapr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming here and bringing visitors as it is always a great day out. Lots to see and do, but make sure to visit the Sweet Shop well before closing as it closes before the rest of the site. Very informative and evocative and...More

Thank librarian4kids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a love of history and we thought this outdoor museum was just wonderful. We spent three or four hours here wandering around the site and the buildings from the different eras. Handy cafe. Helpful and knowledgeable staff who are obviously and rightly proud...More

Thank olderfolks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly...it's free! We gave a fair donation as we did expect to pay. So much to see here give yourself plenty time. I'd guess 3 hours or more as we didn't manage to see everything and had a 2nd activity planned for the afternoon. If...More

Thank pammy869
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So after another 3yrs gap we thought that a visit would be in order. The house that was being rebuilt last time is now complete and set up for a 1950's scene...very well done with lots of information about the house and how it comes...More

1  Thank ecofi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting buildings to look at which present housing reflecting lifestyles ranging over quite a long period of time. They also presented different functions eg housing, schools, farms etc. Bring a raincoat ... you'll probably need it LOL!

Thank smpja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

We visited the Museum with our children and young grand-children this week, and all three generations loved it. We spent about 4 hours there, but could easily have spent more, but the under-threes were getting tired late in the day. Its a huge museum -...More

Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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6 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
24 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