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Highland Museum of Childhood

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Address: Old Victorian Station The Old Station, Strathpeffer IV14 9DH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1997 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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Small and Interesting

A small exhibition of childhood memorabilia. It was enough to pass half an hour before having a cup of tea in the nearby cafe. A lovely location and nice to support the good work... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 18, 2016
Chris H
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The toy museum is small,but well worth a visit.Lots of interesting local tales and pictures.take your time and read about the history.It deserves supporting.

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Thank PaulT12-18
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Small but with a good deal of interest. Pleasant refreshment place on same site, plus othe crafts and makers

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Thank Martyn C
Carrbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Good to see old stuff, kids enjoyed play park and chickens & old sweet store. Old school was excellent & good cafe & gift shop

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Thank rebatod
Fife, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Lack of time meant I couldn't re-visit but it was great last year. It's still there and the lady I bought postcards from was very friendly. It's packed to the rafters with quirky and interesting items from everyone's childhood. Just loved it!

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Thank igrant2015
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

A small exhibition of childhood memorabilia. It was enough to pass half an hour before having a cup of tea in the nearby cafe. A lovely location and nice to support the good work done here. Four stars because it is so tiny but obviously it is well loved by the volunteers.

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Thank Chris H
UK
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123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a small local museum, created by local volunteers. It’s basically just one room, but they fitted a lot into it, including a video of interviews with locals who were born in the times when children still went barefoot in the summer. I found the section on local superstitions and traditions particularly interesting, but the majority of exhibits are... More 

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Thank sp33dbird
Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Lovely staff, but even though there is only a nominal entry fee, there's not a great deal to see. What is there is very interesting, and the ladies who are there are absolutely lovely, compared to the pump room, which is free, poor value for money. Hopefully this will be enlarged over time to make it better. Great start, but... More 

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1 Thank ManxMrsKlutz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Lovely place to vist, very well presented and beautiful display of childhood toys from days gone by.

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Thank Dawn B
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

A small but interesting museum. It was strangely fun to see toys that we had as children ( Our party ranged from 40-90 years old).

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Thank Pat R
North Walsham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

An old railway station which now explains the experiences of children who grew up on the offshore islands around Scotland. We found it interesting and informative.

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Thank David A

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