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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
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Lovely little buildings in a stunning setting

A nice little look into how life used to be on the Isle of skye A stunning setting on a gorgeous day! Worth a stop & also to see the grave of Flora Macdonald just up the road... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Bunbury, United Kingdom
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Bunbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A nice little look into how life used to be on the Isle of skye A stunning setting on a gorgeous day! Worth a stop & also to see the grave of Flora Macdonald just up the road from it

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

No photos were allowed inside so I only posted a couple of photos of the cottages which were simple stone, with thatched roofs. The contents inside were very informative and a good selection of household goods, furniture and things generally needed at the time.

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Garden City, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A true and enjoyable incite to how the Scottish Croft farmers lived and worked. A lot of tourist stops shows you a world that most of our ancestors never enjoyed, this shows us what it was like for most of our ancestors. Without this museum, you would miss an important part of the Scottish Highland people's history. A place to... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum on the Trotternish Peninsula is well worth a stop. The collected croft buildings are chock full of memorabilia from the past and the photos in the Ceilidh House are a lovely tribute to the people of an earlier time. A must see!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Skye Museum of Island Life has preserved several thatched cottages that depict what the crofter's life on Skye was like at the end of the 19th century. There is nothing else quite like it that can give you a feel for how difficult it must have been to survive in these rustic, harsh conditions. These were people who spent... More 

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Isle of Skye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Skye history at it's best, a must for tourists and locals. The documents they hold telling of the ancestors tough lives is enlightening. The old Black house are very authentic.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We so enjoyed this taste of Scottish history. We felt that we truly saw how the Scottish Croft farmers lived and worked. Without this museum, I feel we would have missed an important of the Scottish Highland history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's quite impressive to see dwellings from the past once you arrive near the Skye Museum of Island Life. Quite attractive to the eye! I was unaware that there was supposed to be no photography inside the huts. Most of the information was history from this very surroundings. Informative to many, but at my age I would forget quite rapidly... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The family and I really enjoyed the museum. There's a lot more to see than you imagine and it's such a nice visual experience of the past. It's brilliant with small children because they get the concepts more when you show them the real setting of the past. I must admit I got quite excited explaining things to my youngest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It does a nice job of showing what crofting life was like in the early days. Reproductions of the granite-walled, thatched homes which were shared by both people and cows.

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