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.

May 2022 – Sadly our Pinewood was badly damaged in the storms this winter and we are still in process of clearing it and making it safe to open. This means that the Pinewood and Township are currently closed to visitors. There is still lots to explore through the rest of the museum and you can still meet our Township team every day 11am – 4pm in our Highland Cottage, just near to reception. 

We don’t charge for entry to the museum but welcome donations to help us grow. You can visit our Visitor Information page for more details about coming to see us! You do not need to pre-book your visit this season but if you have any questions before you visit please just give us a call on 01349 781650 or drop us an e-mail on [email protected]

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

Opening times 2022

1 April – 31 August, open each day 10.00am – 5.00pm

1 September – 28 October, open each day 10.30am – 4.00pm

New for 2022 – Don’t miss our new project to enable you to virtually explore five 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 - 10.00 - 17.00
Tue - 10.00 - 17.00
Wed - 10.00 - 17.00
Thur - 10.00 - 17.00
Fri - 10.00 - 17.00
Sat - 10.00 - 17.00
Sun - 10.00 - 17.00
Highland Folk Museum NEWTONMORE PH20 1AY