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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. The Speyside Centre

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    Exhibitions

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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.

  2. 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.

  3. Treasures Of The Earth

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    Exhibitions

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    • 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.

  4. Seadrift Centre

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    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.

  5. Uig Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Uig

    Watch hand-thrown ceramics being made at this small pottery located in the village of Uig on the Isle of Skye.

  6. The Highland Soap Company®

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Spean Bridge

    Scottish Handmade Soaps & Skincare. Our natural skin care products are handmade with an emphasis on organic, fresh wild harvested ingredients and herbal therapy in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

  7. Skyeskyns

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Waternish

    Skyeskyns is Scotland's only traditional exhibition tannery and offers free guided tours to see the story of leather. A world-class sheepskin experience.

  8. The Skye Shilasdair Shop

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Halistra

    Browse a marvelous array of hand knitted and naturally dyed garments and yarns at this excellent wool shop on the Isle of Skye.

  9. Loch Ness Clay Works

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    Arts & Crafts

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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.

  10. Gradings

    Lochinver

    Made In Assynt - Lochinver Craft & Produce Markets

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