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Skye Museum of Island Life

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The museum is an open air museum with about 6 or 7 huts where info panels and items are displayed to show the lives of the past villagers of Skye. Very affordable entrance fees of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum is an open air museum with about 6 or 7 huts where info panels and items are displayed to show the lives of the past villagers of Skye. Very affordable entrance fees of £2.50. Clean toilets (donate if able!) available. A good stop for a short visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful display of how life was once lived on the Isle and testament to the people who called it home. You can imagine families sitting in front of the fire in their thatched cottage, singing Gaelic songs! Well preserved, original artefacts give authenticity to a museum worthy of a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A look into the past . Well worth visiting , would have stayed longer if it was not so cold and wet .

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High Wycombe, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a nice place to stop by on a drive around the Trotternish Peninsula but I can see why people have given negative comments for when it is raining - I would not to do it in the rain. The museum consists of a number of old thatched houses and crofts showing off the history of rural life, plus... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful place full of history of the island. The buildings are packed with original old artefacts .Apparently the all built by the passion of one man, awesome. My hat off to you sir. The entrance fee is £ 2.50 which is nothing theses days .Lovely views of the outer isles. It doesn't matter how many years we... More 

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Balloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Forget some of the negative reviews you read about this place. Its a gem it would take you half a day to go through the massive amount of information, photos exhibits that is in these old buildings, add in £2.50 entry and its the best bargain in Scotland,its magic how they have managed to collect all that stuff is beyond... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited the Museum of Island Life on Monday, August 3. We first walked down on this cold Wendy day to the last resting place of Flora MacDonald. Walking back to see the thatch-roofed cottages the sky opened up and the rain was coming down sideways. We ducked into the cottages to escape the rain and take some photos. On... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A nice little museum and to my mind better than the Stornoway Blackhouses which resemble it. This one was far more interesting and had far more houses open for view than the Stornoway one which seems more into letting cottages out and catering for coach trips than being a museum. Thuroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone visiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were recommended this museum and found it easily on a looped route around the top of the island. There is plenty of parking and loos available.....at the moment. Apparently the cost of running them may see them closed unless donations pick up. Admission is £2.50 for adults and wow it's well worth it! There is so much information that... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Using crofters cottages as display areas is a very interesting concept, it certainly brings home the brutally harsh life the islanders had to face in years gone by,the exhibits in each croft were well presented and explained.just down the lane from the museum is a small cemetery there you will find a memorial to and the grave of Flora Macdonald... More 

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