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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. Clan Gunn Heritage Centre

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    3 Visitor Attraction

    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.

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    • 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.

  3. Seadrift Centre

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    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. Assynt Visitor Centre

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Lochinver

    Welcome to Assynt Visitor Centre

  5. Edinbane Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 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.

  6. The Speyside Centre

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    • 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. Glencoe Visitor Centre

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glencoe

    Learn all about Glencoe's remarkable history, landscape and wildlife in the National Trust for Scotland's visitor centre.

  8. Loch An Eilein Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Aviemore

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

  9. Gradings

    Broadford

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

  10. Dunbeath Heritage Centre

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dunbeath

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

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