The Skye Museum Of Island Life


Kilmuir, By Uig, Isle Of Skye, IV51 9UE

    Step back in time and experience how islanders really lived at the unique and informative Skye Museum of Island Life.

    Walking into the museum is like stepping back in time to an old Highland village. Set in seven traditional, thatched cottages, the museum offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life 100 years ago. Opened in 1965, the aim of the museum was to completely preserve a township of thatched cottages, each depicting the conditions that 19th century crofters faced.

    Among the many displays, is the old Graham family home, the village smithy, the weaver's house, and a vast array of crofting tools, displays and equipment. There are also pictorial and historical archives, including the story of Flora MacDonald, who famously disguised Bonnie Prince Charlie as a spinning maid and smuggled him to safety.


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    11 Apr 2016 - 1 Oct 2016

    Open Easter to October. Closed on Sundays.


    • Shop


    • Level Access


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Pets Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • No credit cards accepted
    • Traveler's Cheques


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by car:- on the A855, seven miles north of Uig.

    Getting there by bus:- Stagecoach buses from Portree (57A/57C) see

    Getting there by ferry:- From Uig 5 miles.


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