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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

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Inverness City Centre

    Explore exciting stories from the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

  2. 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.

  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. Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    Inverness City Centre

    The Highlanders’ Museum is situated within the Historic Scotland site, Fort George, a working army barracks just outside Inverness. The Museum tells the story of the Highland Regiments from just after the Battle of Culloden to the present day.

  5. Clan Cameron Museum

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glen Spean and the Great Glen

    Clan Cameron Museum tells the history of Clan Cameron.

  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. Nairn Museum Ltd

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

    Situated in Viewfield House, Nairn Museum offers visitors and locals alike a fascinating insight into the life and times of the town and surrounding area over the centuries. The wide range of permanent displays.

  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. Dingwall Museum

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Dingwall Area

    Dingwall Museum is a local history museum in the Highlands.

  10. 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”.

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