The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed, in a friendly and welcoming environment. An award winning visitor attraction, the Museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. A great day out for everyone! NO ENTRY CHARGE - DONATIONS WELCOME!! High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
This week we are focusing on our Clockmaker's Workshop. This was originally built in the 1930s for Alexander 'Alick' McIntyre at the bottom of his garden in Nairn so he could pursue his passion and hobby of horology (the study and/or science of measuring time).
Alick was a bicycle salesman by trade but was also an avid inventor who made many of his own tools and machines, keeping careful notes as he went. His workshop was re-erected here at the museum in 1998.
This week we are marking the fourth anniversary of Am Fasgadh, our collections store and offices, being handed over to us. It was also the start of moving our collection of over 10,000 objects into the store. Time has really flown by since then but if you haven't had a chance to come and see inside, why not book onto one of our store tours next season? #TBThttps://www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum/tours-fasgadh-collection-store/
Hello to you all! As today is World Hello Day we thought we would ask you all to say hello and tell us where you are following us from! So to get us started here is Marion saying "Hello" to one of our neigh'bours from Newtonmore! Your turn now...........
One of our Curators, Liz & our Craft Supervisor, Hannes recently visited The Engine Shed, Stirling as part of the Thatching Practitioners Working Group. This is a fascinating place to visit with really helpful, welcoming volunteers – thank you for a great day, we wish we had had more time – but we will definitely be back! Historic Environment Scotland Engine Shed