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  • The reconstruction of a post office at the Heritage Museum in Gairloch
    Gairloch Heritage Museum
  • Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
    Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
  • Displays in the Falconer Museum, Forres
    The Falconer Museum, Forres
  • The Skye Museum of Island Life
    The Skye Museum of Island Life
  • The exterior of the West Highland Museum, Fort William
    West Highland Museum, Fort William

Visit one of the enchanting museums in the Highlands and uncover the legendary history of this beautiful region.

Step into the past at a Highland museum where you can learn about the infamous massacre of Glencoe, the notorious Highland clearances and what life was like on the Isle of Skye in days gone by.  

Browse the listings to find information on museums in the Highlands and plan your great day out in Scotland today.

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  1. Gradings

    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum

    Glencoe

    Housed in traditional 18th century thatched cottages, the Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum provides a rich insight the history of Glencoe area and its people.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Mallaig

    Mallaig Heritage Centre is a local history museum and archive for Mallaig and West Lochaber.

  3. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Strathpeffer

    Discover what life was like for local children living in the Highlands through history at the Highland Museum of Childhood.

  4. Skyeskyns

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Halistra

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

  5. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Cromarty

    Here in this thatched cottage built c1698 by his great-grandfather was born Hugh Miller, on 10 October, 1802.

  6. Elgin Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Elgin

    Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

  7. 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.

  8. Clan Cameron Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glen Spean and the Great Glen

    Clan Cameron Museum tells the history of Clan Cameron.

  9. Gradings

    Dunvegan

    Set in a restored Highland croft, the museum shows off the greatness of Angus MacAskill, who was born in 1825 and grew to a mighty 7’9” tall. In 1981 he was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest “true giant”.

  10. Lime Tree Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Fort William & Lochaber

    The gallery is a purpose built space rare in the north west highlands and is the perfect place to visit.

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