Arts and culture attractions in the Highlands

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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. Nessieland

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    Exhibitions

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    Drumnadrochit

    Informative and entertaining Loch Ness Monster Presentation

  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. The Aros Experience

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    Exhibitions

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
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    Portree

    Located on the outskirts of Portree, Aros has a fascinating combination of music, wildlife, film and exhibitions.

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    Halistra

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

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    Portree

    Nestled on the stunning Trotternish Peninsula, the Trotternish Artist Studio and Gallery features a wide selection of landscape originals and mounted photographic work.

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    Ullapool

    Located in beautiful rural surroundings, this superb wood turning centre offers a fine selection of hand carved and turned objects, tuition and all the raw materials needed woodturning.

  7. 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.

  8. Seadrift Centre

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    Exhibitions

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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.

  9. Robertsons The Larder & Childrens Farm

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    Children's Attractions

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    Beauly and Strathglass area

    Welcome to Robertsons The Larder & Childrens Farm and experience life on a working farm.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
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    Craigellachie

    No visit to Speyside would be complete without a visit to the Speyside Cooperage, the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre.

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