Highland Folk Museum
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.
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.
Our shop sells a wide variety of gifts ranging from pocket money toys, locally produced crafts to jewellery and books.
Toilet facilities are available at reception and the crofthouse. Baby changing and disabled facilities.
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.
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.
If you've had fun on your family day out to Highland Folk Museum, tell us about it your visit, so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.
Telephone: 01540 673551
Admission is FREE! Opening Times: 2014 Opening Details:
1st April to 31st August:
Open daily 10.30am to 5.30pm.
1st September to 31st October
Open daily 11am to 4.30pm.
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