Photo: Paul Hermans

Visit this superb, award-winning, living museum to discover how Scottish Highlanders once lived. Explore the working and living conditions once common to the people of Scotland.

The museum is located near to the centre of Scotland in Newtonmore, Kingussie. The area boasts a landscape of unrivalled beauty, surrounded by enchanting woodland areas. The village is overlooked by the magnificent Monadhliath Mountains, which are bursting with spectacular views, rolling hilltops, and plenty of fresh air.

The museum first opened in 1995 and was the first open air museum on the Scottish mainland. In the interest of preserving Scottish heritage, new buildings are added to the site annually meaning that there is always something new to see and do. There are numerous activities that centre on various aspects of old Scottish life. Try your hand at agricultural and domestic work, crafts and trades, as well as local sports and pastimes.

This is the perfect place for anyone who likes to get involved with a hands-on experience. Kids and adults will have equal amounts of fun with so much to see and do!


Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, PH20 1AY
Tel: 01540 673551
Times: April – August, daily, 10.30 – 17.30
September & October, daily, 11.00 – 16.30