Highland Folk Museum - Newtonmore


Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1AY

    The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples.

    Delve into the past and discover the real, living Highland Folk Museum. Visitors to 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, in a friendly and welcoming environment.

    Set in a one mile long, 80 acre site, live actors and restored buildings help bring Highland history to life. The museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. Visitors of all ages can have a fun, perhaps nostalgic, experience, perhaps have a go at an activity or craft, feel the weight of an object, experience the 'reek' of peat or just enjoy a walk through the site looking out for red squirrels.

    Families can spend 3-5hrs exploring the Museum, and there are picnic and play areas, cafe and shops on site to cater for all needs.


    4 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening times
    24 Mar 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
    2016 Opening times
    1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    High Season open from 10:30 - 17:30
    Low Season open from 11:00 - 16:30


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking
    • German Speaking


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome We do not allow dogs on site but have a compound with keenels and water bowsl where visitors are welcome to leave their pets.
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available Byke racks available on site
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Newtonmore station go 200 metres up Station Road then turn right onto Main Street. Continue through Newtonmore and the Highland Folk Museum is on the right at the edge of the village.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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