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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


    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. HistoryLinks Museum




    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum


    HistoryLinks Museum is a local history museum in Dornoch.

  3. Elgin Museum




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    4 Museum


    Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

  4. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


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

  5. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


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

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Please visit our website for more details.

  7. Lime Tree Gallery




    • 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.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    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.

  9. Ferrycroft Visitor Centre


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Ferrycroft is a Tourist Information and Heritage Centre with café, shop and toilets. There are games, displays and experiences for all ages. Admission is free.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    Welcome to Clan Macpherson Museum. You don't have to be a Macpherson to find a visit to us interesting


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