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OPENING TIMES - open every day
24th March to 31st August 2016
10.30am till 5.30pm
1st September to 31st October 2016
11.00am till 4.30pm
Groups : please book in advance
Tel: 01540 673551
Admission is FREE, donations are very welcome.
Purchasing the guide book for £4.00 helps to support the Museum
T: 01540 673551
The Highland Folk Museum for all the family
The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples, in a friendly and welcoming environment. Families visiting this living history museum can learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed. An award winning visitor attraction, the museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity for the whole family to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers.
An outstanding feature of the Highland Folk Museum is its recreation of part of the Highland ‘township’ of Easter Raitts for which the original site is located well up the Spey Valley side to the north of Lynchat, near Kingussie.
"Aultlarie" farm steading (including the farmhouse) is the largest in situ building on the museum's site and dates from the early 1800’s.Interpreted for the 1930’s, it is traditional in form for a local small farm, with the steading comprising of, a three horse stable, cattle byres, a barn and a dairy. New for 2014 – you can try your hand at milking our fiberglass coo!!
Spread out over nearly a mile, the museum contains a variety of community and workplace buildings including The Railway Halt, Glenlivet Post Office, Shepherd's Bothy and Fank, 1950s Summer House, Knockbain School, Leanach Church, Macpherson Tailor's Shop, Kirk’s Store (an old fashioned sweet shop!), Clockmakers and Joiners workshops and the Highland Cottage
Café, Shop(s), children's play areas, picnic areas with views overlooking the Cairngorm mountains, toilets, tractor and trailer transport along the museum (small fee applies)
Another fantastic addition is our tractor and trailer rides - available every day throughout the season!