Discover Scottish History at the Highland Folk Museum

Are you a scot and curious about how your ancestors may have lived? Or are you visiting the Highlands and want to find out more about it’s history? The Highland Folk Museum then is a perfect activity for you stack! Explore this fascinating museum that brings to life the conditions of the Highland peoples for centuries.

Where can I find the Highland Folk Museum?

Follow the A9 south from Inverness for 39 miles, then take the junction to Newtonmore on the A86 following the signs for 5 minutes.

Located in a one mile site in the heart of the Highlands, the first ever open air museum in Britain shows you faithful recreations of how Highland inhabitants lived with live actors and restored buildings. You’ll see how they built their homes and farmed the lands, how they dressed and what tools they may have used in their brilliantly preserved collection of artefacts, as well as how their communities interacted from the 17th century all the way to the modern day.

The museum is in a beautiful natural setting, so visitors can enjoy a walk around the woodland grounds home to red squirrels! Take the kids to the play area to let off some steam while mum and dad enjoy a coffee café or a relax with a snack at the picnic tables. Not forgetting to take home something from the gift shop to remember your visit!

  • Admission is free, visitors are welcomed to pay whatever they thought the visit was worth.
  • Free parking available on site.
  • Mondays and Tuesdays closed, Wednesday to Sunday 10:30am to 4:00pm.
  • Detailed directions can be found at:
  • *The site is currently closed until April 1st 2022.*

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