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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. Falconer Museum

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    Forres

    The Falconer Museum holds the archives and fossils of Hugh Falconer, as well as narrating the local & social history of Moray. We also have a range of temporary exhibitions which change regularly, as well as family activities in the holidays.

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    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”.

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    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.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Kyleakin

    Learn about the local and natural history of Kyleakin and Eilen Ban at the Bright Water Visitor Centre and discover the diverse wildlife that dwells there.

  5. Wick Heritage Centre

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    Wick

    The Wick Heritage Centre is a local history museum which presents the story of the town.

  6. Grantown Museum

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    4 Museum

    Grantown on Spey

    Grantown Museum tells the story of the founding of this planned town, bringing the story up to date using modern and traditional display methods

  7. 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.

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    • 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.

  9. Elgin Museum

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    4 Museum

    Elgin

    Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

  10. Gradings

    Inverness

    Free admission. An interactive and evolving museum in Inverness with nautical artefacts & large ships: e.g. 1:10 scale Titanic, Buckie drifter, RNLI lifeboat & more..

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