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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. Grantown Museum

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    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

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    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..

  3. Colbost Croft Museum

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    Dunvegan

    Colbost Croft Museum is a traditional croft house depicting how islanders lived in the 19th century.

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    Newtonmore

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

  5. Dingwall Museum

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    Dingwall Area

    Dingwall Museum is a local history museum in the Highlands.

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    • 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.

  7. Elgin Museum

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    Elgin

    Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

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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.

  9. Lime Tree Gallery

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    Galleries

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    • 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.

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    3 Museum

    Strathpeffer

    Discover what life was like for local children living in the Highlands through history at the Highland Museum of Childhood.

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