Welcome to Britain’s first open air museum

Welcome to the Highland Folk Museum.

Welcome to the Highland Folk Museum, where you can step back in time and experience life in the Highlands from 1700s to the 1950s. We have over 35 historical buildings onsite for you to explore and discover how people in the Highlands lived, worked, went to school, enjoyed their leisure time.

We are open every day until 29 Oct, 10.30am – 4.00pm. Entry is by donation and there is no need to book your visit, entry is guaranteed. 

To help lessen the impact of increases to our operating costs, a charge for parking at the museum has been introduced with effect from 1 April. All of the income generated from parking will go towards the running and development of the museum. The parking charge will be a flat day-rate for stays of up to a maximum of seven hours, payable by card or coins, and will be charged at £2 per car; £4 for motorhomes and minibuses; and £9 per coach.

Group organisers / coach companies: Please pre-book your group by calling 01349 781650 or e-mailing [email protected]

Please follow us on our social media channels 

Facebook – /Highlandfolk

Twitter – @Highlandfolk

Instagram – @highlandfolkmuseum

You can also virtually explore some of our buildings – click here to start your adventure

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please email [email protected]

Explore the Highland Folk Museum

Mon - 10am - 5pm
Tue - 10am - 5pm
Wed - 10am - 5pm
Thur - 10am - 5pm
Fri - 10am - 5pm
Sat - 10am - 5pm
Sun - 10am - 5pm
Highland Folk Museum NEWTONMORE PH20 1AY