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Highland Museum of Childhood

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Address: The Old Station, Strathpeffer IV14 9DH, Scotland
Phone Number: 01997 421031
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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History of childhood in the Highlands of Scotland

This is a quaint museum within a restored railway station platform. It used to be a spur line from Dingwall to Strathpeffer to bring the Gentry to take the spa treatments on offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Grumpybazza
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

An amazing collection of dolls and toys, some of which I remember from my childhood. There are other shops alongside which were nice to stroll around.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a quaint museum within a restored railway station platform. It used to be a spur line from Dingwall to Strathpeffer to bring the Gentry to take the spa treatments on offer locally. Inside the museum the are lots of very interesting objects depicting how the local children lived from toys and clothes to how they attended school and... More 

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Thank Grumpybazza
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Quite interesting. If you like to visit old railway stations, toy museum, coffee shop gift shop, worth a visit

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Thank Maureenk1
Cheshire
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We didn't go into the museum having visited on a previous occasion. We did have tea and scones at the coffee shop though. Really nice strong cup of tea and scones were excellent. The chess scone was really tasty and had obviously had plenty of cheese in it and was served warm with butter, My lady also enjoyed her warm... More 

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Thank Tony M
Marton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Not really all that much in here but somewhere to pass the time and reflect on the past. Only £2 entry fee.

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Thank Raymond B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Many a pensioner will recognise much of what is on display and young people will be astonished at the simplicity and struggles of life for children in the highlands in decades gone by.

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Thank 8100bob
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Only a small museum but really well worth a look round. Great pictures and stories, and some of the toys etc brought back memories!

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Thank Stella F
Glasgow, Scotland
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

What a great experience here. A wee wander round the Museum and then some nice coffee and cake or soup in the wee restaurant.

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Thank Giselle47
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Takes you further back in time .You could spend the whole day looking an playing with the toys.There Is draws and draws of dolls . Also old school books ,desk .Oh to be a child

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Thank tilly862
CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Charming museum with interesting exhibits of an earlier time. Lots of pictures and memorabilia of children at play and school. There were toys to play with. My grand could not stop playing with the doll house. Nearly had to leave her there ;) I agree with another contributor, this should be expanded. There is food and facilities just a fews... More 

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