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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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    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”.

  3. Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Lairg

    Welcome to Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

  4. Strathnaver Museum

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    Bettyhill

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

  5. 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.

  7. Ullapool Museum

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    Ullapool

    Ullapool Museum is a local history museum based in the village.

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    2 Museum

    Glencoe

    Housed in traditional 18th century thatched cottages, the Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum provides a rich insight the history of Glencoe area and its people.

  9. Tain Through Time

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    Tain

    Tain Through Time visitor centre presents the rich history of Easter Ross, including medieval royal Pilgrimages to Tain.

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    4 Museum

    Newtonmore

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

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