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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 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.

  2. Lyth Arts Centre


    Arts Centres



    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.

  3. Loch Ness, Nessieland




    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Loch Ness

    Visit this informative and entertaining Loch Ness Presentation and discover the facts behind the mystery and legend of Loch Ness. See the Loch Ness Monster in her natural environment, “THE NESSIELAND CAVES”. A fabulous photographic opportunity.

  4. Red Roof Cafe Gallery





    Our gallery theme for 2015 is Skye Landscapes. Featuring work by Skye artists Diana Mackie and Peter McDermott, with photography of the peninsula by Andy Stables. All artwork is available to purchase.

  5. Gradings


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

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


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

  7. Treasures Of The Earth




    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    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.

  8. Swanson Art Gallery





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

  9. Highland Stoneware Limited


    Arts & Crafts


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Highland Stoneware was formed in 1974 in the north-west Highlands of Scotland, and has built an international reputation for quality and innovation.

  10. Weavers Craftshop and Cafe


    Arts & Crafts


    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop


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


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