history museums in Inverness
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Inverness Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Inverness...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Inverness Museums and Galleries

blank tabHIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1AY
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The Highland Folk Museum is situated in the scenic Cairngorm National Park and visitors can track how Highland people lived from the 1700s to the mid 1900s.

You can experience how people dealt with their environment by creating ingenious solutions to their everyday problems of providing light, heat, shelter, clothing and food. Whole buildings and their environment have been reconstructed, according to the authentic skills of the period. The site is a mile in length and visitors can spend 3-6hrs exploring the manned areas (Township, school and small farm), wander through the pinewoods or view the open air section.

Admission is free! Facilities: car park, play area, shop(s), cafe, onsite transport.
Tel: 01540 673551    Fax: 01540 673693
E-mail: highland.folk@highland.gov.uk
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blank tabINVERNESS MUSEUM & ART GALLERYMuseums & Galleries
Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EB

Explore the Art, History and Heritage of the Highlands Explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger's belly. Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts and unlock a medieval chest - or just have a cup of tea in our cafe. Situated in the centre of this busy tourist city, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery offers a welcome diversion to both visitors and locals alike. Explore our wide range of exhibits and take a more hands on approach in our Discovery Centre! Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a gateway to the Highlands.
Tel: 01463 237114
E-mail: inverness.museum@highlifehighland.com
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The Clansman Centre

Canalside, Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, PH32 4AU
Tel/Fax: 01320 366444     E-mail: clansman.centre@talk21.com

17th century living museum. Live presentations on ancient Highland life, with clothing and weapon demonstrations. Scottish Armoury: A range of swords, sgians, axes and clothing (also made to order). Celtic Craft Shop: Specialising in local crafts and Celtic jewellery, as well as CD's and books.

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The Squashed Frog Studio Gallery

Ceannacroc Lodge, Glen Moriston, Inverness-shire, IV63 7YN
Tel: 01463 831573     E-mail: fandgblack@ukonline.co.uk

The studio is situated at the foot of Glen Affric, nestled between the rivers Doe and Moriston. The Squashed Frog Studio is spacious, modern and bright, and is well equipped for all the courses offered.  The Gallery, which exhibits the work of other Scottish artists, is open all year round and hosts changing exhibitions regularly.

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