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“Great Family Day Out”

Highland Folk Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Just perfect - something for kids of all ages. From the Old School to the cottages - you, and the kids, are learning and having fun all day. Helps that it is free entry also

Thank Karl R
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The volunteers in this FREE museum all deserve some recognition we spent four hours here enjoying all the memorabilia and look forward to seeing what the do next. Speaking to one of the volunteers there are big things happening and we wish them all the sucess. Well done

1  Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Apparently, when they stopped charging for entrance, they made more from voluntary donations, and you only have to visit to see why. lots of fascinating old buildings transported from all round the highlands and reconstructed along with people and things to bring them back to life. Don't miss it.

1  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The owners at our B&B recommended this place, as we mentioned we were heading into Newtonmore. I'm so glad they did -- this was a great place to walk around and learn some history! The park has some beautiful views. And, it was free!

1  Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Fantastic remodelled living museum. It invites you to enter the world of the Highlander. It was based on a folk museumThis was the first folk museum established in Scotland dating to 1934 (re-launched in 1999) and remains one of the most important. Its collections are based on the Highlanders’ life, walking through the material remains of 400 years of Highland life from clansman to crofter. You will see domestic, agricultural and industrial items. At Newtonmore, whole buildings and their environment have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed, according to the authentic skills and technology of each period. The traditional skills and crafts glimpsed at Kingussie can be seen being applied at Newtonmore to fashion objects, buildings and a way of life. Here you actually enter the World of the Highlander and experience walking through a number of 'time windows' dating from the early 18th century Highland township to the mid-20th century working croft. This site encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life. Entry is free but a donation helps maiatain the running costs of an excellent local resource

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