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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 February 16, 2014

Be sure to visit this carefully planned and eye-opening expanse that includes historic structures, installations, and collections of objects and documents. It is superb. It was a pleasure, and a learning experience, to walk around the site, duck in and out of historic structures, and chat with the incredibly knowledgeable staff posted within the various structures. I tend to avoid "living museums," since they can be really corny and trite. Not the Highland Folk Museum! It's got the goods: historic structures and collections, well-researched curatorial interpretation, staff and volunteers who clearly love working there and are devoted to the both the museum as well as the past, present, and future of the Scottish Highlands. Very cool that they offer classes in Scottish Gaelic, and that there's a takeaway card with English/Gaelic phrases handed to all visitors upon arrival. Be sure to allow at least two hours, preferably more, for your visit.

Thank Nina N
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was my 2nd visit (the first 6 years ago) but my husband's 1st. Although it put us behind schedule he was keen to see it and we weren't disappointed. This large site allows for full scale buildings and there's room for further expansion. The volunteers in the 17th century village were particularly interesting and enthusiastic about explaining the construction of the buildings and the aspects of daily life. I look forward to going back, but hopefully it won't be another 6 years.

Thank Goannas
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We loved this place. Been three times and each time come out feeling really patriotic and proud of our ancestors. Just a very interesting and educational place to go. One side is set in the early 1900's and the other back to the 1600's. A great day out for all ages and a huge asset for Newtonmore.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wonderful to see how people lived years ago. See how children were educated in the old schoolroom, how shops looked years ago, what houses looked like and how food was prepared and cooked. Round off your visit with a meal in the lovely cafe.

Thank Norma B
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great day out for the whole family - something for everyone! Whether you've only got an hour or so or a whole day, this is a great attraction and a major asset for Newtonmore and the Highlands.

Thank Active A
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