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Highland Folk Museum

Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
+44 1540 673551
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A bit walking but mostly flat and interesting presentations

Lots of interesting buildings to look at which present housing reflecting lifestyles ranging over... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
smpja
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Lovely place

We visited this place today and was blown away with how nice it is. Thus is a free entry place all... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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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
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Lots of interesting buildings to look at which present housing reflecting lifestyles ranging over quite a long period of time. They also presented different functions eg housing, schools, farms etc. Bring a raincoat ... you'll probably need it LOL!

Thank smpja
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this place today and was blown away with how nice it is. Thus is a free entry place all they ask is you make a donation which is well worth it for what you get to see and do will definatley 're visit...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Having travelled in this area for a few years,,, and bypassed the Highland Folk Museum on numerous occasions,,We thought this year we would "pop" in and have a look around,,,we were blown away by this experience,,it takes approx. 3 hours to cover all the aspects...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Lots to see and do, inside and out. No charge for entry although donation welcomed. Cafe and gift shop on site plus old fashioned sweet shop.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

we have visited newtonmore on several occasions and had never visited the folk museum until today. What a fantastic and interesting day. Worth a visit. Take welly boots if its raining.

Thank Lesley A
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Popped in for a nice light lunch. Although the place was a little cold the staff, service and the surrounds where pleasant. Nice we selection of sandwiches etc. so two soups two cheese and onion toasties and tea for two £16.90. Nice light lunch then...More

Thank foster1605
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What’s not to like about this place!!! Well presented and interactive. Lots to see and do over a wide area. We were here about four hours!!! Lovely place for lunch too. Staff are helpful and informs. You must do the township, school room and the...More

Thank AlanG1967
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Usually I find that living history museums a bit awkward...these living historians were great. Friendly, helpful and so knowledgeable. It was a beautiful day to walk among the living quarters.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Wanted to Specifically see The outdoor Highland Folk Museum in Kingussie, Scotland. I planned it into my Australia to UK itinerary, but couldn’t find any tour busses that went there. Probably because you need at least 3-4 hours there to see and enjoy it all....More

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out. This amazing open air museum was perfectly designed to educate and be enjoyed by all ages. The craftsmanship is second to none and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful if they tried. I would recommend a visit to...More

Thank Mark B
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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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