Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

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Highland Folk Museumis Britain’s first open-air museum, a living history facility devoted to the life of early Highland peoples. See firsthand how the first Scots built their homes, tilled their land, and kept themselves entertained on the Highlands. You can visit replica trade buildings, including joiners, tailors, and clockmakers. The museum covers history from the 1700s to present day amid natural beauty, which is home to red squirrel and tree creepers. Take a look at our Newtonmore online travel planner to schedule your visit to Highland Folk Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this outdoor museum that was sprinkled with buildings, equipment, displays and life in general from back in the day. Be prepared to walk as everything is really... 
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this outdoor museum that was sprinkled with buildings, equipment, displays and life in general from back in the day. Be prepared to walk as everything is really...  more »
  • Visited here when we were on a holiday to Aviemore. All the parts of the museum were accessible for the wheelchair, there is a bit of a slope but manageable. The staff were great to chat to and the... 
    Visited here when we were on a holiday to Aviemore. All the parts of the museum were accessible for the wheelchair, there is a bit of a slope but manageable. The staff were great to chat to and the...  more »
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  • This was my first time going to this museum. I went with my mum, dad and sister and we all enjoyed it a lot. It has a lot to offer, and it's free. Since it's free they ask for donations but it's w brilliant museum so I recommend giving as least a small amount of money. It has a sweet shop and a gift shop and a cafe too! It has an area called the 'pinewood' which unfortunately has lost 300 trees but was still a very lovely walk to the 1700's township which was very nice. It also had a school and a farm, and we even saw some ducklings! They were absolutely adorable! Overall it's an amazing museum and I recommended going, and if you can, donating a small amount☺️
  • Fantastic day out. Great for all ages! Spent about 2 and a half hours here but could easily spend more! Lovely cafe and gift shop also! Lots of picnic tables wee park too. All staff very friendly and full of information. Free to enter but suggested donation is optional.

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