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Skye Museum of Island Life

  • Isle of Skye
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye was opened in 1965. The aim was to preserve a township of thatched cottages, each one depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions prevailing on the island at the close of the nineteenth century.

The first cottage to be opened to the public, in 1965 was the dwelling house which dates back to the mid-ninetenth century. This cottage is a good example of the typical Skye house of that era, when houses on the island with very few exceptions, were of this standard and type. By present-day standards the old Highland house was basic and crude but nevertheless, it was adequate in its own day and gave shelter and warmth to men and women who spent most of their time out of doors and cared little about worldly possessions or domestic luxury.

Opening hours

Easter - late September: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm Last entry 4.30pm


Adults £2.50 Children 50p

Travel & Contact Information


Kilmuir, By Portree, Isle of Skye, The Highlands, IV51 9UE, Scotland

Phone number

01470 552206



Click here to visit Skye Museum of Island Life's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Skye Museum of Island Life has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

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

No, Skye Museum of Island Life is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Skye Museum of Island Life have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Skye Museum of Island Life 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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