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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

‘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 

Half Term Fun Sat 13 – Weds 31 October

Credit – Callum Black

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.



Autumn Heritage in Action Day Thurs 18 October 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Seasonal crafts and traditional skills all based in our Township. Come and meet our Township team to see how people weaved on the loom, dyed their cloth, used the pole lathe and worked with leather.



Stories in the Landscape: Fionn Mac Cumhail and other heroic figures
Saturday 20 October, 2pm – 4pm – just come along.
Join storyteller Roddy Maclean in our church to explore the exciting legends of the Fianna and other heroic figures of the Gàidhealtachd. 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.



Our Linen Stories – Mon 22—Sun 28 Oct, 11am—4pm

Our Linen Stories (Ar Sgeulachdan Lìn) features twelve contemporary designers and tales of heritage, production, material innovation and sustainability with products ranging from new interior textiles to a flax chair and pair of skis. Check out the exhibition page for more details.


Flax-working at the ‘Milehouse of Nuide’ Tues 23 & Weds 24 Oct, 11am – 4pm

Join PhD student Maureen and her colleagues for a UHI Centre for History recreation of flax-working in Badenoch in the 18th century.

Based next to our Highland Cottage you can hear talks on flax at 11.30am & 2.00pm and see flax working processes through the day as Maureen works with this historic and important Highland crop.


‘Here be Dinosaurs! Jurassic Park come to life? Tues 23 Oct 18

We are really sorry but due to sickness we have had to cancel this event.


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.


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 – CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that the seminar has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Anyone who has booked a ticket will be receiving a full refund.