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“Consistently a good day out”

Highland Folk Museum
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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 October 17, 2013

The Folk Museum gets better every time we go. The new buildings are great and the quality of the volunteers and the interpretation is great. It is difficult to fault, and free admission makes it a must when in the area.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Really surprised at free entry but donations welcome. Big expanse of land with exhibitions relating to Scottish history throughout the ages. Particularly enjoyed the old sweet shop, the schoolhouse complete with schoolteacher and the 1700's settlement. Daughter enjoyed the playpark. Would return again...and again....

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This folk museum is a really fascinating insight into Highland life and history. The schoolhouse is just as I remember my own first school to be, and the schoolmaster's story was full of interesting facts that I had long forgotten, and older ones that I never knew. There are lots of buildings to visit, e.g. the dressmaker / tailor shop, the weaver, a little summer house etc, each with it's own history. You could easily spend a whole day here. Great for families. There is a really nice tearoom with good coffee and a decent range of food. All the staff were friendly and helpful. If you have the family dog with you there is even a dog "crèche " with water and shelter while you walk round. Don't miss it if you are up that way.

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was a terrific experience, returning to how it was to live in a highland village three hundred years ago.

Thank CyKing
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very educating. There was nothing we didn't like about this place. The entry was free and we were going to go for 30 mins and spent over 3 hours!

Thank Delia N
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