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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
Phone Number: 4401470552206
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Cute little museum

The museum is a really cheap stop off (£2.50 per adult) and is totally worth it. There's about 6 or 7 huts/cottages to explore around, each with a different subject with displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PzRKirsty
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is a really cheap stop off (£2.50 per adult) and is totally worth it. There's about 6 or 7 huts/cottages to explore around, each with a different subject with displays, information and photographs to take a look at. Lots of the information and photo's etc are provided by locals so it's not exactly a 'polished' museum but for... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cheap (you would get away with charging a little extra) Excellent attraction, great piece of history for kids and adults. Fantastic views of the sea - recommended

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Toulouse, France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a full morning here, escaping heavy rain with our toddlers. The museum is just fantastic... and so cheap too! There is so much to absorb, it would be possible to spend hours reading the archives and examining the photos and artefacts/objects in more detail. Our children loved the set up scenes in each croft/building and were full of... More 

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Thank JJJ-France
Stoke on Trent
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We totally loved this place. Loads of information and brilliant value for money. The gift shop fabulous too...would definitely recommend it to everybody...would re visit 👍

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went along to the museum on a very wet and windy day. Whilst you need to walk between the different houses they are close together so you don't get too wet. The museum is full of information about island life and some history about the island. There are also of artefacts to bring it all to life. There is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit with a good mixture of things to both see and read depending on how much time you have and details you want.

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Thank kes272016
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting and well presented - the insights into a way of life that has now completely disappeared were fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a beautiful day when the views from the Museum were amazing. It gives a good idea of island life in days gone by without romanticising it at all. In fact, I remember some of the artefacts in the museum when living on the west coast in the 1970s. A couple of points, the thatching is far too... More 

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Thank EllieMary4
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather on Skye was dreadful and we were just passing so thought we'd give it a go. Not our usual thing. Cheap enough, plenty of parking. Very. Interesting displays in the houses. Lots of artefacts. Small shop with some nice things. Walked up to the flora macdonald monument in the rain too. All very interesting and the kids were... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonable price to enter, good shop with plenty of different items to buy. The Crofts were well renovated and set out well with lots of interesting features added to give you a feel for how life used to be, the models and accessories used to represent life in a Croft were well chosen and laid out. Best to visit on... More 

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