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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
Phone Number: 4401470552206
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A great wee museum

I wasn't expecting too much of this place as it is't big, nothing on Skye is, except the hills. I thought as hour would do it but there is so much information for you to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Danny K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting too much of this place as it is't big, nothing on Skye is, except the hills. I thought as hour would do it but there is so much information for you to go through you could spend a good few hours here. Although there is a lot to read and a lot of info on island life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small collection of black hoses each containing another aspect of life on Skye a hundred years ago. Life must have been pretty hard and simple! Each of the cottages was packed with stuff. Some of the displays had information about the artifacts, some were more like they had just been left the way they were. There was a kitchen &... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this on our drive around Skye and went in. After paying the small fee we went outside where there are numerous thatched stone buildings. Inside each were various themes such as a dairy, blacksmith, weaving, school house etc. One interesting part of the buildings to observe were the large stones around the edge of the thatching, held on... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was several buildings of a crofter's life and information about life on the isle of Skye from the past to the present. A crofter's house is furnished and there are tools in the blacksmith's place and barn. The info on the schools was very interesting to me as a retired teacher. We were there on a windy rainy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's just so much to do, I could have skipped this one. Skye, and the drive to this place is so stunning, that this is like a 15 minutes stop, max, in my humble opinion.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This open-air museum is amazing - the cottages are lovingly restored, with plenty of artifacts and information about Island life and crafts in the past. Highly recommended!

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Rotonda West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restored thatched cottages in a god forsaken land showed just how tough the people were . It showed the farm life and the living conditions of many years ago. There were things to read and even children, s clothes and beds to see. Had a small gift shop to browse thru also.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our 12year old, various thatched cottages all restored, house, stables etc. Was an interesting visit, lots to look at and lots to read, very informative. Has a small gift shop selling products produced in Skye, and some which have not. Would recommend a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place about the history of island life, and how it has changed throughout the years. Lovely gift shop also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really interesting museum; a collection of crofts depicting different aspects of life on Skye in the 19th century. I particularly enjoyed The Old Croft House, which really showed how cramped living conditions were. It also had a nice collection of babies' clothes, which I was especially interested in. There was a lot of historical information about the... More 

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