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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
Phone Number: 4401470552206
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A good place of knowledge. its very interesting to walk around and visit each house. Lots of people come here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robert-Warks R
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place of knowledge. its very interesting to walk around and visit each house. Lots of people come here.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Another must, not open in the winter methinks, still nice to see from the outside, great for photos, sets the imagination off into how people once lived.

Thank Baron M
cherry hill, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a lovely museum both inside and outside. Every area should have such local pride and a place for historical artifacts and realia. You could spend a whole day looking at everything or just wander for an hour.

Thank emilee_leblanc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Anyone with any Scots heritage should visit this place to see what life was like for the crofters. Unbelievably harsh and culminating in the Highland Clearings this offers insights into every aspect of the life of the people here on this cold windswept land.

Thank Lynne1944
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

What a place to live , yes it must of been a hard life but the view when you walk out of your front door is unbelievable, well set out so you get a real feel of what it must of been like to live and work there , well worth a visit ... 👍

Thank Ramsbottom1
glasgow united kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Situated at the bottom of the car park , close to flora macdonalds grave , this is worth every penny , £ 2 . 50 p to be exact . This museum holds many interesting aspects of rural life on Skye , from peat cutting tools to w w 1 memorabilia , there are so many things to see here... More 

Thank steinerdavid
Ramsbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is a great incite as to how the croft people lived filled with documents ,pictures and artefacts from time gone past.its cheap to get in and a great way to spend a couple of hours or more should you wish to read everything.you come away with a much better understanding how hard life was for them.

Thank Sarahh672
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The Buildings are quite interesting and the artifacts in the houses are of various ages from prehistoric to 1900's. The weaving cottage was a bit disappointing since the loom was buried with weaving samples from the Outer Hebrides (Harris) and one local specialty, the loom, which was still warped was obscured. It would be great if they would warp the... More 

Thank Meg W
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Information Overload? If you choose to not read anything and just look around, you'll be done in 15-20 minutes. If you chose to read everything, you could probably spend 2-3 hours here. £2.50 is bargain to see this museum...almost too cheap. They should just charge £3 even to support the toilet and invest more into the museum.

Thank John P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A great opportunity to really reach out to the public but this is missed. The buildings themselves are impressive but it stops there. We arrived and after paying the entrance fee, we were informed they would be closing at 16:30. Well we thought it is small so 25 minutes should do it. We got through it in about 12 minutes... More 

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