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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. Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Lairg

    Welcome to Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

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    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.

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    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.

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    3 Visitor Attraction

    Mallaig

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

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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”.

  6. Dingwall Museum

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    Museums

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    4 Museum

    Dingwall Area

    Dingwall Museum is a local history museum in the Highlands.

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    Trotternish

    Step back in time and experience how islanders really lived at the unique and informative Skye Museum of Island Life.

  8. Wick Heritage Centre

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    Museums

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    Wick

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

  9. Elgin Museum

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    Museums

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    4 Museum

    Elgin

    Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

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    4 Museum

    Fort William

    Visit the West Highland Museum, world famous for its Jacobite exhibits but also for housing an excellent local history collection from archaeology to the present day. FREE ENTRY.

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