Arts and culture attractions in the Highlands

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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. Gradings

    • 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.

  2. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Inverness

    Find out more about the events leading up to, during and after the Battle of Culloden at the new and award-winning visitor centre.

  3. Seadrift Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    Caithness and North Coast Sutherland area

    Nestled on Dunnet Bay, the Seadrift Centre is the perfect place to discover and learn about the local wildlife of the Highlands.

  4. The Tain Pottery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Tain

    The Tain Pottery and Visitor Centre is easily located on the A9, just south of the Royal Burgh of Tain and will be an ideal place to break your journey or seek refuge from inclement weather.

  5. Brora Heritage Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Brora

    Visit Brora Heritage Centre and discover the archaeology and industrial heritage of Brora portrayed through an exhibition, hands-on displays and dinosaur play area.

  6. The Speyside Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dulnain Bridge

    Award-winning attraction with unique heather story exhibition, extensive gift shop, large garden centre selling 300 different heathers, antique shop, famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant and children's play area.

  7. Weavers Craftshop and Cafe

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 3 Tourist Shop
    3 Tourist Shop

    Lairg

    Fantastic gift shop and cafe with sea views and outside seating.

  8. St Kilda Shop & Gallery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Dunvegan

    St Kilda Shop and Gallery offers the discerning visitor an excellent choice of high quality Scottish and locally sourced products.

  9. Edinbane Pottery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Edinbane

    This small pottery on the Isle of Skye specialises in wood-fired and salt-glazed ceramics that combine contemporary, distinctive design with functionality.

  10. Gradings

    Halistra

    Choose a special gift or keepsake of Skye from the incredible range of local arts and crafts on display at this small shore side workshop and gallery.

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