history museums in Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Isle of Skye...

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.

Isle of Skye Museums and Galleries

Tigh na Bruaich, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WA

Exhibition with model of tallest 'true' giant he was 7ft 9in in height Angus MacAskill & stories of his feats of strength. Translations in several languages available. The Colbost Croft Museum is an old black house showing how people lived in the 19th Century.
Tel: 01470 521296
E-mail: museums@annemacaskill.co.uk
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Fossil Museum

Tel: 01470 562321

Near to the Kilt Rock is the Fossil Museum at Ellishader. A huge dinosaur bone was found by the curator in August 1996. Open 9am - 6.30pm, Monday - Saturday. Admission charge.

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Skye Museum of Island Life

Kilmuir, Isle of Skye (20 miles north-west of Portree)
Tel: 01470 552206

Group of 7 thatched cottages and an old smithy illustrating Highland life 100 years ago. Demonstrations given of carding and spinning at certain times. Open April - October, Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm.

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Skye Original Prints

1 Wentworth St, Portree, Isle Of Skye, IV51 9EJ
Tel: 01478 612544      E-mail: tom@skyeprints.demon.co.uk

Tom MacKenzie's colour etchings - mainly of the Isle of Skye and Wester Ross have become popular collectors items and are exhibited worldwide. Raised in Portree, the Island's capital, the artist now lives and works there. The etchings are made on steel plates, three plates are used in the production of each image. The resultant prints are limited editions of 75 or less, and are printed on 300gm, Arches waterleaf paper.

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Raven Press Gallery

Colbost, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8ZS
Tel: 01470 511748      E-mail: raven@kathleenlindsley.co.uk

Gallery contains the work of Kathleen M. Lindsley, wood engraver and illustrator. Engravings printed from the woodblock by the artist using an Albion hand-press of c. 1845. Landscapes, birds and beasts available in miniature.

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