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  • Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
    Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
  • Old woman in historic dress cooks at an open hearth in the centre of a reconstruction of an old croft house
    The Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
  • A stone carving on display at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
    Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Skye Museum of Island Life
    The Skye Museum of Island Life

Discover the Highlands’ arts and culture attractions where you can see how the region’s ancient landscapes, fascinating history and vibrant culture have inspired the work of many talented people.

From the thriving city to peaceful towns and villages, you can explore a fantastic variety of arts centres, galleries, theatres and craft shops spread throughout the Highlands.

Visit Johnstons of Elgin and discover the history of Scottish cashmere, catch a show in the legendary Eden Court Theatre, or head to the Isle of Skye where you will find an artistic hub of local crafts people and a thriving arts scene. You will also find that some of the Highlands’ arts and culture attractions offer workshops, where you can embrace your creative side and make your very own piece of art.

Browse through the listings of arts and culture attractions in the Highlands and start planning your creative day out today.

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  1. Dunbeath Heritage Centre

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    Exhibitions

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    Dunbeath

    Discover the heritage, history and culture of Dunbeath at the Dunbeath Heritage Centre, birthplace of world famous author Neil M Gunn.

  2. Clan Gunn Heritage Centre

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    Exhibitions

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    Caithness and North Coast Sutherland area

    The Clan Gunn Heritage Centre tells the story of one of Scotland's oldest clans, from its Norse origins to the present day.

  3. Loch An Eilein Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    2 Visitor Attraction

    Aviemore

    Browse a beautiful selection of hand thrown earthenware pottery in the idyllic surroundings of Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms National Park.

  4. Isle Of Skye Crafts

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Portree

    Choose from a fantastic selection of counted cross stitch knit kits designed and produced on the Isle of Skye.

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    Lybster

    Discover the story and amazing history of the picturesque port of Lybster at the Lybster Harbour and Visitor Centre.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Helmsdale

    Timespan Heritage and Arts Centre is a museum of social and natural history, contemporary art gallery, archive, gift shop, herb garden and cafe.

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    Thurso

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

  8. Hall of Names - Inverness

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    Historic Sites

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    Inverness City Centre

    Welcome to Hall of Names - Inverness

  9. Clog And Craft Shop

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Invermoriston

    This small shop in Invermoriston near the banks of Loch Ness boasts an extensive array of handmade clogs, leather products and other goods.

  10. Skyeskyns

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
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    Waternish

    Skyeskyns is Scotland's only traditional exhibition tannery and offers free guided tours to see the story of leather. A world-class sheepskin experience.

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