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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. Anta Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Tain

    Visit the Highland pottery and textiles shop of the Scottish interiors and lifestyle company ANTA in Fearn where many of its products are made.

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    • 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.

  3. The Thurso Cinema

    Type

    Cinema

    Gradings

    Thurso

    Welcome to The Thurso Cinema

  4. Swanson Art Gallery

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    Thurso

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

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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.

  6. The Tain Pottery

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Tain

    The Tain Pottery and Visitor Centre is easily located on the A9, just south of the Royal Burgh of Tain and will be an ideal place to break your journey or seek refuge from inclement weather.

  7. Glencoe Visitor Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 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. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Thurso

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

  9. Dunbeath Heritage Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 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.

  10. Iceberg Glassblowing Studio

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Fort Augustus

    Browse a stunning range of contemporary glass artwork at this glass blowing workshop and gallery in Fort Augustus.

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