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What's on in 2018

Collection Store Tours: Every Tues from 1 May till 30 October at 2pm

Come and discover our collection in Am Fasgadh (Gaelic for the shelter) with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Tours last approx. an hour and cost £5 per person (children go free)  – full details here.

Please note there won’t be a tour available on the 9 October.

Am Fasgadh

Am Fasgadh Collections Store

‘In the Land of the Glittering Wood Moss’

There is now an exciting new way to enjoy the museum. Download the app “HFM Glittering Wood Moss Trail” from ITunes and join storyteller, Alan Crawford to listen to his story ‘In the Land of the Glittering Wood Moss’ as you walk around the Pinewood.



Highland Herb Trail

Come and discover a walking trail of food and medicines from around the Highlands and Islands – more details here.




Autumn Events 


“Patrolling the Highlands” – Sat 1 & Sun 2 September, 11am – 3.00pm

The 1689 Jacobite Rebellion is entering its closing stages. After battles at Killiecrankie and Dunkeld the government forces are in a strong position. As Redcoats patrol the area, two Jacobites approach a local township and wonder if they will be welcomed by the local population……




World Wide Spin in Public Day – Sat 15 Sept, 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm
Come and visit our Blackhouse and Highland Cottage to see spinning in action with members of our team. Have a go at drop spindles or bring along your own spinning wheel and join in the fun!





Am Fasgadh Quaich – Sat 22 Sept, from 11am
Saturday 22 Sept is our annual shinty tournament which sees four local youth teams compete to win the coveted Am Fasgadh Quaich! Come along and cheer on your local side!



Doors Open Day – 22 & 23 Sept, 2 – 4pm each day
Come along and explore our collections store this Doors Open Weekend. The store will be open each afternoon for you to enjoy with our team of curators and guides on hand to answer any questions you may have on the 12,000 objects that we have in our collection.




‘Easter Raitts – Uncovered’- Exhibition in the Township – 29 Sept – 19 October, normal opening times.
Baile Gean Township is based on the original Badenoch settlement of Easter Raitts. This exhibition shows research and survey work undertaken in the early planning of the Township.




Half Term Fun Sat 13 – Weds 31 October

Squirrel trail Sat 13 – Weds 31 October, normal admission times £1.50 per trail.
Our red squirrels are driving us nuts! They have been spotted across the museum hiding their nuts for winter – can you help us find all the squirrels? Spot them all and collect your special squirrel badge! Collect your trail sheet from our reception or shop.


Stories in the Landscape: Fionn Mac Cumhail and other heroic figures
Saturday 20 October, 2pm – 4pm Free but ticketed, available here.
Join storyteller Roddy Maclean in our 1700s Township to explore the exciting legends of the Fianna and other heroic figures of the Gàidhealtachd amidst atmospheric settings in the Baile Gean Township. Roddy is a fluent Gaelic speaker and will interpret traditional tales in English linked to places throughout Scotland. Sponsored by Badenoch Heritage Project and Heritage Lottery Fund.


‘Here be Dinosaurs! Jurassic Park come to life? Tues 23 Oct 18
Do you think dinosaurs could still exist without us humans knowing? Do you think it’s possible after so many millions of years?
Come along and see with the local Countryside Ranger Saranne. We’ll look for any signs or tracks of possible dinosaurs and make up our own minds!’
Sessions will last up to 1.5 hours, starting at 11am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm, donations welcome. Children do not need to be accompanied for the event and places are limited so please e-mail [email protected] or call 01540 673551 to book your place.


Fireside Tales with the Whistling Women – Thurs 25 October, 2 – 4pm
A small group of women spent an autumn evening by Margaret Bennett’s fireside telling stories and sharing traditional folklore. Some even had to stay the night and tell more stories. Autumn turned to winter, and the group turned into the Whistling Women, with even more stories to tell than when they began. Highland Folk Museum and the Badenoch Heritage: Bringing the Past to the 21st Century Project invite you to join the Whistling Women around the hearth near Hallowe’en, to listen to stories and find out how they used to spend Hallowe’en in bygone days.


Autumn Heritage in Action Day Thurs 18 October 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Seasonal crafts and traditional skills around the museum.


Tiny Terrors – Halloween for wee ones! Weds 31 Oct 2018, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm Come and join us for Halloween mini crafts and activities for younger ones. Small charge will apply for activities.


Highland Folk Museum Annual Seminar

“Surviving and Thriving – 125 years of the Camanachd Association” 

Weds 21 November 2018 9.30am – 4.30pm 

Adults: £30.00 Students: £25.50 

We are hosting our fourth annual one-day seminar in honour of our inspirational and pioneering founder Dr Isabel F Grant (1887-1983), this year with the Camanachd Association, to mark the 125th anniversary of their establishment. 

The one day seminar will cover topics such as the history of the Camanachd Association with Hugh Dan MacLennan and sessions on shinty from the players perspective, youth shinty and womens shinty. There will also be an exclusive exhibition, available only to seminar participants, which will include the painting ‘Highland Landscape with a Game of Shinty’ attributed to Daniel Cunliffe c 1840, on loan from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Camanachd Association’s first minute book from 1893, on loan from National Libraries of Scotland.

To help celebrate our anniversary this seminar will examine and celebrate the past, the present and the future of shinty.  We hope that you will join us and continue to help our nation’s most iconic team sport not just to survive but thrive over the next 125 years.

Full details of speakers and how to book are available here.