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What's on in 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to our events in 2017. We are currently working on the programme for 2018 so please check back in the new year for more details.

Collection Store Tours Every Tues and Thurs April – 19 Oct

Come and discover our collection in Am Fasgadh (Gaelic for the shelter) with one of our knowledagble tour guides. Tours last approx. an hour and cost £5 per person (children go free) More details are available here. Last tour of the 2017 season will take place on Thurs 19 October at 2pm.

Easter Trail Fri 14th – Mon 17th April
Our little lambs have escaped and are hiding in the buildings around the museum. Find them all and collect your chocolate prize! (Small charge applies for activity)

Macfarlane’s Company – Weds 19th April
Come and meet the Macfarlane’s Company – a visiting group of re-enactors inhabiting the Township for one day only! (No entry charge – donations welcome)

Methilhill Community Pipe Band – Mon 1 May, from 11am

Methilhill Community Pipe Band is a local community band who play out of the sheer love and enjoyment for the Scottish bagpipes and highland drums. They will be visiting the museum on the 1 May and giving us a performance as part of their visit. For more details on the band, visit their facebook page.

“All the fun of the fair” – Festival of Museums – Sun 21 May
Fun for all the family at our 1950’s inspired fairground – to celebrate the opening of our newest building, Lochanhully House.

Vintage Day – Sun 28 May
Vintage cars, motorbikes, buses, stationary engines, tractors, auto jumble, BBQ, craft fair, fun for all – now in its fifth year!! Click here for more Vintage Day information

Heritage in Action Days – 6, 13, 20 & 27 July, 3 & 10 Aug
Heritage in Action Days offer you the chance to see and take part in a wide range of activities. There will be demonstrations across the site of traditional skills including rope making, highland heavyweight, spinning and weaving, basket making, waulking the cloth and lots more!! Click here for more details.

Jacobite and Redcoat Re-enactment Weekend – Sat 15 & Sun 16th July
It is 1746 and the last Jacobite Rising has ended in a disaster at Culloden. The survivors have scattered and the Prince has taken to the heather. Redcoat soldiers are closing in on the fugitives, in search of the most valuable prize of all: the capture of the Bonnie Prince himself! Come and enjoy a weekend of skirmishes and intrigue and even meet Bonnie Prince Charlie, as Jacobite meets Redcoat.

Live music: Strathfleet Buttons and Bows – 29th July

Come and enjoy Strathfleet Buttons and Bows, a beginners/intermediate group where the ages range from 9 – 84!!  They consist of fiddle, accordion,( button key and piano key), double base, guitar, tin whistle and drums and will be playing between 12.00 and 12.30pm.

Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail – 31st July

The Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail is one of nine Cèilidh Trails organised by local Fèisean under the umbrella of Fèisean nan Gàidheal. Now in its eleventh year, the trail offers training and performance opportunities to musicians aged 16 to 22yrs. Some of them may be considering a career in traditional music and the tour gives them a supported taste of life on the road at the same time as sharing their skills and enthusiasm with a wide audience. Performances will be between 12.30 and 3.00pm

Leatherworking in the Township – 1st – 3rd Aug
Leatherworker Tod Booth will be working with leather in the township. Click here for more details.

Forest Fest – Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug

Enjoy a celebration of woodland culture with a weekend of traditional skills, including tree felling using axes and hand saws, timber extraction by heavy horse, story telling and lots lots more, click here for more details.Event run in conjunction with the Woodland Trust. Horse logging small

Outlander Day – Sat 26th August, 11am – 4.00pm
Come and follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire to step back in time to the 18th century in our Township, a must for Outlander fans. Check out our Outlander page for more details and a timetable of activities.


Hebridean Blackhouse Thatching Project – Sept 2017

Our traditional Hebridean blackhouse here at the Museum is one of our most popular exhibits. We were recently awarded a grant from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for a project to re-thatch the roof of the Blackhouse, follow the project here


Big Wild Folk Camp Out – Fri 1 Sept

Between nature and history – Stay the night in the grounds of the museum at a time no one else does, except for the night time creatures that make it their home. With entertainment from RSPB Scotland this camp out will be full of games and nature discovery. Bat walks and beastie hunts, games and craft, BBQ dinner and breakfast all provided with a night under the stars. Just bring your camping kit and some chairs, we will provide the rest.

£15 for Kids / £30 for Adults / £60 for Families
Please book before 25.8.17 by calling 01540 673551 or e-mailing [email protected]

RSPB Wild Camp Out


Heritage Awareness Day Fri 6 Oct

Visit our page to hear more about the first ever Heritage Awareness Day and which are our favourite parts of the museum.

Coming Home: “Coming Home” is a travelling exhibition and events programme developed by High Life Highland (HLH) to commemorate the end of the First World War in the Highlands. To find out how you can get involved please click here for details.

Come and join in!

Come and join in!

Autumn Stramash – Weds 18th Oct, 11am – 4pm

Come along with the whole family to celebrate autumn and give nature a home. There will be a range of activities from apple dooking to pond dipping, wild trails to arts and crafts. Event run in conjunction with the RSPB. Event passport for children £5 – extra costs for certain activities, such as face painting / bird box making.

Highland Folk Museum Annual Seminar – Weds 25th Oct

We are hosting our third annual one-day seminar in honour of our inspirational and pioneering founder Dr Isabel F Grant (1887-1983). Our speakers will look at many pioneering women from the early 1900s including the suffragette movement, the influence of forward looking women in the development of the Mod and early women photographers. Join us for an informative and enjoyable day. You can find see the full programme and find out more here

Credit - Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

M E M Donaldson. Credit – Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Badenoch, the BBC and the Camanachd – Weds 8 Nov

Come and join us for an illustrated talk by Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, the BBC’s current voice of shinty! There will be tales from Badenoch about prominent shinty characters, such as John Dallas and Ewen Ormiston as well as film and pictures telling the story of broadcasting the Camanachd Cup Final since 1937! Tickets are free but places are limited so please book by calling 01540 673551 or e-mailing [email protected]