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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Address: Kilmuir, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 552206
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Well worth a visit

I am always a bit skeptical about those type of museums. The one on Skye was interesting, actually allowed experiencing island life. Good for kids too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always a bit skeptical about those type of museums. The one on Skye was interesting, actually allowed experiencing island life. Good for kids too.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely site for anyone wanting to know more about original island life and the crafters that worked so hard on the land as it once was. It costs very little to get in and the best part is they allow dogs on site. You can spend 10 mins or a few hours looking around with lots of... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you read The Black House by Peter May this village collection of black houses will be a first hand experience. It puts into context how these crofters lived.

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Auchmithie ,Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

For the very modest entry fee of £2.50 you are transported back to times gone by. Around eight buildings are there to explore. Each one is set out in a different theme. Cottage, Blacksmith etc. For those of a certain age a lot of the items on display will bring back a lot of memories from their youth. The lighting... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Really interesting museum with a lot to see. Interesting objects, well laid out. Really brought it to life how life must have been.

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Flodigarry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

For a history geek like me, this wonderful museum and visitor centre is to die for! Will be sure to beat a path here every time I can.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

What a great way to see how people lived years ago! Each house showed a different aspect of life. The gift shop offered a variety of items for reasonable prices.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

each cottage is dedicated to different aspects of island life, for example one is like a normal home with clothing and beds,this was the most interesting imo. others were about agriculture,communications,fishing,basket making etc

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The museum had an amazing amount of artifacts and historic documents accessible for visitors to read/view, and the displays within the blackhouses were well set up! We enjoyed our visit, and were happy to find Flora MacDonald's gravesite nearby!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This museum offers a really good display of island life. Its lay out is interesting and explores every aspect of the peoples lives who used to live on Skye. Admission is reasonably priced and it has a good gift shop. It is also situated very closely to Flora MacDonalds grave which is also worth a visit.

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