Housed in traditional 18th century thatched cottages, Glencoe Folk Museum provides a rich and unrivalled insight into the history of the Glencoe area and its people.
Set within traditional 18th century heather-thatched croft cottages, Glencoe Folk Museum tells the story of the local area and its people - from the carving of the Ballachulish Goddess in 600BC to the opening of the Ballachulish Bridge in 1975, from Jacobite uprisings to World Wars, crofting to slate quarrying. A small, traditional and personal museum, its an ideal place to pick up a true flavour of life and work in the past. Step inside a MacDonald cottage on the night of the infamous Massacre of Glencoe, dress up as a Jacobite soldier and practice your 'Highland Charge', browse a selection of unique, local products in the gift shop or simply let the eclectic array of objects transport you to the past.
The museum has a fascinating collection of objects including Jacobite relics, costume, paintings, agricultural implements, medical equipment, photographs, military memorabilia and domestic items from around the Glencoe area. Highlights are a beautiful 1740s Spitalfields silk dress, a boot belonging to Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon and a 'Coffin Boat' once used to transport bodies to the burial island, Eilean Munde.