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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. Dunbeath Heritage Centre

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    Exhibitions

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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.

  2. Lochside Crafts & Tea Room

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Dunvegan

    The Lochside Crafts & Tea Room offers some of the best handmade crafts from Skye and surrounding areas, putting the best crafts under one roof.

  3. A'anside Studios

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Tomintoul

    Discover unique and high quality wood design and stained glass at the A’anside Studios in the Cairngorm Mountains.

  4. Lyth Arts Centre

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    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.

  5. Resipole Studios

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Acharacle

    Resipole Studios is a unique gallery and Studio space for the West Highlands. Offering changing exhibitions of contemporary fine art in an outstanding location, alongside a bespoke framing service and art workshops.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Helmsdale

    Timespan Heritage and Arts Centre is a museum of social and natural history, contemporary art gallery, archive, gift shop, herb garden and cafe.

  7. Highland Stoneware Limited

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Lochinver

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

  8. Edinbane Pottery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 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.

  9. The Speyside Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 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.

  10. Clan Gunn Heritage Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    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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