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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

    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”.

  2. 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

  3. Skyeskyns

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Waternish

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

  4. Strathnaver Museum

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    Bettyhill

    Strathnaver Museum is a local history museum near Thurso in Caithness.

  5. 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..

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Thurso

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

  7. Ullapool Museum

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    3 Museum

    Ullapool

    Ullapool Museum is a local history museum in the heart of the village.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Newtonmore

    The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples.

  9. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Gairloch

    Take a journey through time in the north west Highlands at the Gairloch Heritage Museum, discovering the culture, heritage and customs of this beautiful area. Explore our archive and uncover your family history.

  10. 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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