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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.

Am Fasgadh

Am Fasgadh Collections Store

 Summer Events 

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Outlander Day – Sat 9 June, 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. Please see our Outlander Day page for the full programme of talks and demos.

 

 

Eric shearingWoolly Weekend – From Lamb to Loom – Sat 23 & Sun 24 June

Join us for a Woolly Weekend – fun activities for all the family. Follow the journey of wool from lamb to loom and have a go at sheep based crafts. A new event for 2018 taking you through the journey of wool from shearing , dyeing, carding and spinning to many crafts including knitting, crochet, weaving, felt making and lots lots more. Visit our different activity areas and have a go yourself! (Small fee for some activities apply) Find out more here and we hope to see ewe there!

 

 

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“Highland Rising 1746” – Jacobite and Redcoat Re-enactment Weekend – Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July, from 11am each day.

Step back in time and witness a sequence of dramatic events unfolding before you as the last Jacobite Rising enters its final months. The redcoats of King George are growing in confidence as the Jacobites retreat northwards, but they would be unwise to let down their guard… The programme of events will be the same each day.  With thanks to the Alan Breck’s Prestonpans Volunteer Regiment

 

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Heritage in Action Days – 5, 12, 19 & 26 July, 2, 9 & 16 August

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.

 

Bugfest – family fun day with the RSPB – Weds 18 July 10.30am – 3.00pm

The Highland Folk Museum and the RSPB are teaming up for Bugfest. Come along and get up close to beasties, make arts and crafts, create a bee home and lots more! £5 per child

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Home – Weds 25 July – Sun 26 August

Workshops in progress – Oct 2017 Credit: R Woolston

“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. Visit our church to see the exhibition and the final items made from the workshop sessions held here in October 2017.

 

 

 

 

Forest Fest – Sat 11 & Sun 12 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

Autumn Events 

Highland Folk Museum Annual Seminar – Weds 10th Oct

We are hosting our fourth annual one-day seminar in honour of our inspirational and pioneering founder Dr Isabel F Grant (1887-1983). Full details of speakers and how to book will be available here from early July.

Doors Open Days – Sat 22 & Sun 23 October, 2 – 4pm each day

Come and see our collections store in Am Fasgadh, in support of Doors Open Day.

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More autumn events to follow nearer the time!