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Highland Folk Museum

  • Newtonmore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:30


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, The Highlands, PH20 1AY, Scotland

Phone number

01540 673551



Click here to visit Highland Folk Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Toilet facilities are available at reception and the crofthouse. Baby changing and disabled facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

At the Highland Folk Museum the Camen Cafe serves soup, sandwiches, cakes etc. from 11:00. 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.

Yes, Highland Folk Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Highland Folk Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Highland Folk Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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