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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
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A must see history museum

This little museum is definitely a must see for all history lovers. It really brings to life how island life used to be and is a very humbling experience. It makes clear how the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very small museum with exhibitions situated in different huts. There were interesting information but I think there are better things to do in Scotland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This little museum is definitely a must see for all history lovers. It really brings to life how island life used to be and is a very humbling experience. It makes clear how the many ruins used to be like on Skye.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Certainly worth a stop at if you are in the Trotternish peninsula. The restored croft buildings are certainly worth viewing, and the contents offer an interesting insight in to the local history. I do feel a lot of the exhibts could be better displayed, perhaps less is more in some cases? The display descriptions could be condensed and wording enlarged... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Overall, an interesting archive of information - but with an archival, and thus perhaps less accessible, feel. We enjoyed seeing the buildings (which you can see from the road) but found the displays a little crowded, static and wordy. If you want to spend a lot of time reading small text, there are, no doubt, some interesting insights into 'ordinary'... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

All over Skye you will see stone walls of croft cottages without a roof. These, sadly, are a poignant reminder of how many people used to live on Skye, and the Highlands prior to the 60 years of The Clearances. These flailing structures were once family homes, left to ruin amongst the sheep that took their place. These areas so... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was pouring with rain that day, but the cottages still looked beautiful :-) loads of information and with personal letters and also photos of the last occupants of the houses which I found very moving - gave you a very good insight into what life was like - highly recommended.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Reasonable entry fee and well worth seeing , right next to Flora Macdonald's grave and so can do both together .

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I enjoyed going into the various buildings, reading about various aspects of life on Skye and imagining how it must have been tough in those days.

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CHESHIRE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What great value for money-give yourself plenty of time to read everything! There is just so much to take in.

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Kilmarnock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place of interest! You will learn a lot about Island life! Very reasonable entrance fee. And good gift shop and reasonable prices, but they do not take credit cards... Listen out for the Cuckoo, opposite in the trees , a bonus

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Kilmuir

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