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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. Skye Batiks

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Portree

    A multi-award winning shop providing inspiration for those who seek the bright, bold and offbeat. Imagine a place where colourful Celtic batiks and gorgeous hand loomed cottons combine to grab your attention and a shopping experience like no other.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Elgin

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

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Inverness City Centre

    Explore exciting stories from the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

  4. The Aros Experience

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    Exhibitions

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Portree

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

  5. St Fergus Art Gallery

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    Galleries

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    Wick

    Enjoy a visit to St Fergus Art Gallery, situated in Wick and explore a diverse selection of fine arts and crafts.

  6. Swanson Art Gallery

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    Galleries

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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.

  7. Assynt Visitor Centre

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    Exhibitions

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Lochinver

    Welcome to Assynt Visitor Centre

  8. Lyth Arts Centre

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    Arts Centres

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    Wick

    During July and August each year the centre presents Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & Photography and also stages some evening concerts in the foyer.

  9. Gradings

    Broadford

    Specialising in mixed media and watercolour, Duncan Currie paints at the Broadford Gallery and Sandbank Studio, Isle of Skye.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Inverness City Centre

    Set on the banks of the River Ness in the heart of Inverness, and offering drama, dance, shows, opera, musicals, comedy and music, Eden Court is the largest entertainment venue in the Highlands.

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