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  • The reconstruction of a post office at the Heritage Museum in Gairloch
    Gairloch Heritage Museum
  • Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
    Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
  • Displays in the Falconer Museum, Forres
    The Falconer Museum, Forres
  • The Skye Museum of Island Life
    The Skye Museum of Island Life
  • The exterior of the West Highland Museum, Fort William
    West Highland Museum, Fort William

Visit one of the enchanting museums in the Highlands and uncover the legendary history of this beautiful region.

Step into the past at a Highland museum where you can learn about the infamous massacre of Glencoe, the notorious Highland clearances and what life was like on the Isle of Skye in days gone by.  

Browse the listings to find information on museums in the Highlands and plan your great day out in Scotland today.

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  1. Gradings

    Dunvegan

    Set in a restored Highland croft, the museum shows off the greatness of Angus MacAskill, who was born in 1825 and grew to a mighty 7’9” tall. In 1981 he was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest “true giant”.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Strathpeffer

    Discover what life was like for local children living in the Highlands through history at the Highland Museum of Childhood.

  3. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Cromarty

    Here in this thatched cottage built c1698 by his great-grandfather was born Hugh Miller, on 10 October, 1802.

  4. Lime Tree Gallery

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Fort William & Lochaber

    The gallery is a purpose built space rare in the north west highlands and is the perfect place to visit.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Inverness City Centre

    Explore exciting stories from the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Fort William

    Visit the West Highland Museum, world famous for its Jacobite exhibits but also for housing an excellent local history collection from archaeology to the present day. FREE ENTRY.

  7. Falconer Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    Forres

    The Falconer Museum holds the archives and fossils of Hugh Falconer, as well as narrating the local & social history of Moray. We also have a range of temporary exhibitions which change regularly, as well as family activities in the holidays.

  8. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Thurso

    Caithness Horizons is an enthralling new visitor attraction located in Thurso which acts as a hub for the surrounding Caithness area.

  9. Groam House Museum

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Black Isle

    An award winning, 4-star Pictish interpretive centre in the Black Isle seaside village of Rosemarkie, family friendly, with a collection of National Significance and a quality gift shop.

  10. Ullapool Museum

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Ullapool

    Ullapool Museum is a local history museum in the heart of the village.

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