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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. Treasures Of The Earth

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    Fort William

    Housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes Treasures of the Earth will leave you in awe at the wonders which lie beneath your feet.

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    Skye & Lochalsh

    SkyeLark offers a wide range of gifts and crafts, ideal for remembering your time on Skye or taking home as a present to a loved one.

  3. Loch Ness Clay Works

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    Loch Ness

    Visit the secluded workshop where Rebekah Allan has practiced the tradition of artisan pottery for the last 20 years.

  4. Swanson Art Gallery

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    Thurso

    Based in Thurso library, Swanson Gallery has a year round programme of local, Highland and touring exhibitions of fine artwork.

  5. Brora Heritage Centre

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    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.

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    Portree

    Nestled on the stunning Trotternish Peninsula, the Trotternish Artist Studio and Gallery features a wide selection of landscape originals and mounted photographic work.

  7. The Aros Experience

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    Portree

    Located on the outskirts of Portree, Aros has a fascinating combination of music, wildlife, film and exhibitions.

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    Elgin

    Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797.

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    Arisaig

    The Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre is on the site of a derelict smiddy in a stunning situation in the heart of Arisaig village.

  10. Carrbridge Artists Studio

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    Carrbridge

    This small art studio and gallery in the Highland village of Carrbridge hosts constantly changing exhibitions that the work of its owners the Buttress family.

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