Highland Folk Museum (Newtonmore) Reviews
Newest Review: ... of staff if you want to either talk about or have a conversation in Gaelic. Having been born and raised in Wales where the Welsh language is now quite widespread again, it's good to see Gaelic being given a higher profile than when we last came up to Scotland! ~~THE FARM~~ We first made our way down to one end of the museum site, which is where the farm buildings are. They house a fantastic collection of implements, although some more labelling and descriptions would have been helpful - you get the feeling that it's definitely a work in progress. There are some information sheets, but with the number of items here it must be a nightmare ... more
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by - written on 19/09/10 (Very useful, 106 readings)
While we were recently enjoying our holiday at Nethy Bridge, near Aviemore, the owner of our cottage suggested that we should try the Highland Folk Museum. She thought that both we and the kids would enjoy it, and moreover it was free to get into and not very far away! ~~MUSEUM HISTORY~~ The museum has a long history, and was apparently Britain's first open-air museum, opening on a previous site in 1944. Its origins go back still further to a collection of items owned by Dr Isobel Grant which were originally displayed from 1935 in a disused church on the Isle of Iona. Dr Grant moved to a three acre site in Kingussie, via another church on the ... Read the complete review
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