Highland Folk Museum
Telephone: 01540 673551
The Highland Folk Museum has transformed 300 years of history by recreating a thriving 1700's township, of heather thatched turf houses with open peat fires, furnished with box bed and traditional cruisie lamps.
A working croft still stands with horses, cattle, ducks, tractors, hand pumps and farm machinery and the teacher rules in the old, tin Highland school!
At this award winning museum, a Victorian water powered sawmill has been brought back to life along with a clockmaker's workshop, tailor's shop, 1950s summer house and post office.
Interpretive Guides in period costume bring history alive, whilst old favourites are available in the 1930's sweet shop during the summer months. The introductory audio visual (19 minutes) welcomes you, and facilities include a gift shop, cafe, children's play areas and picnic sites with spectacular views of the Cairngorms, all located throughout the site.
Wheelchair access to toilets, cafe and Audio Visual.
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It may be worth checking out Highland Folk Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Highland Folk Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
March 24th – August
10.30am – 17.30pm
September – October
11.00am – 16.30pm
At the Highland Folk Museum the Camen Cafe serves soup, sandwiches, cakes etc. from 11am. In addition, during busy summer months an outdoor catering outlet serves teas, coffee and cake. The 1930's sweetie shop opens from June supplying all your favourite boilings.
"Can I have one of those?"
Our shop sells a wide variety of gifts ranging from pocket money toys, locally produced crafts to jewellery and books.
"i need a wee"
Toilet facilities are available at reception and the crofthouse. Baby changing and disabled facilities.
"are we there yet?"
From the South - Exit the main A9 at the Newtomore turn-off. Drive through the village of Newtonmore and the Highland Folk Museum is just North of the village. From the North - Exit the A9 at Kingussie, drive south through the village, and head towards Newtonmore. The Highland Folk Museum is on the left hand side just before entering the village.
...got any top tips?
Bring wellies and waterproofs, and be prepared to walk on rough woodland paths. Watch for Red Squirrels in the pinewoods. Allow plenty of time as it can take 3hrs to 6hrs to explore the whole site. Other local family attractions include the Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Mountain, Rothiemurchus, The Hilton Funhouse, Landmark Forest Park and the Badenoch and Strathspey Steam Railway.
Prices & Admission
Admission is free!
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