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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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Great visit

Visited when staying in Newtownmore it was the highlight of my stay! Excellent place so interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
heavycat
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Suffolk
Great to see especially for Outlander fans

Great place with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit and if you are an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaun W
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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
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited when staying in Newtownmore it was the highlight of my stay! Excellent place so interesting and plenty to see. Well worth a visit

Thank heavycat
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit and if you are an outlander fan then Season 1 Episode 5 is where it was filmed.

Thank Shaun W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to look at the Highlands of times gone by. Lots of different buildings and experiences to be had here and something for all the family. weather was pleasant on our visit but waterproofs would be neede on a wet day.

Thank Tom F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This magnificent outdoor museum takes you back in time. It's interactive setup is perfect for all ages. The actors walking around in garments of the time period can answer all your questions. Just one real disappointment: don't expect to bump into Jamie Fraser ;)

Thank Vanessa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I have to thank Jo at the museum for helping us get to it. We traveled to Scotland from the States and didn't rent a car. We took the train from Edinburgh to Newtonmore, but couldn't find a taxi (there used to...More

Thank spiritthing
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our four children here the first time, and everybody had a great time in the open air. Later, I took the extended family visiting Scotland from the US, to learn about how life was for the ancestors. Great times, great pictures of family...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is perfect for a family visit. It’s fun, informing and a great at least half day visit for the family, with or without kids and there’s a great cafe with good gluten free options. Loads of things to see, there’s a recreated highland school...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here on our way out of town and absolutely loved it! The interpretive information is extremely informative and the setting divine. It beat out other more well-known historic sites that we'd visited in Scotland.

Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully presented examples of history, an insightful and engaging way to learn about highland life!

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A return visit for our family. I never fail to be impressed by the scale of this development and the courtesy shown by all the Staff. Also thankful that so much of our Scottish Highland Heritage is being preserved for the future. I've no problem...More

Thank antis
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Normanoname
6 August 2017|
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Response from joannhopkins | Property representative |
Thank you everybody - yes you can bring your own picnic, there are benches around the museum and plenty of grass areas too. We have a cafe, shop with drinks and ice-creams and an old fashioned sweetie shop if you fancy a... More
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David T
24 April 2017|
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Response from BanchoryMrsB | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry didn't realise this function existed. Where you could ask questions of me. No wheelchair hire. The terrain is wheelchair friendly for most of the activities however getting up to the furthest settlement would... More
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Leah H
29 March 2017|
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Response from HighlandFolkMuseum | Property representative |
Hi thank you for getting in touch, this year we are open on the 5th April 2017 from 10.30am-5.30pm
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