Skye Museum of Island Life

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When: 31 Mar - 01 Oct 2013

Cost: £2.50

Opening hours: 9:30am-5pm

Website: Visit website

Festivals & Heritage

Skye Museum of Island Life is a celebration of the way residents of Skye have lived, and the challenges they have faced and overcome. Visitors can learn how scarcity of material led to a unique building technique. In fact the museum itself is housed in these unique buildings each with its own theme.

The Weaver’s cottage, the Barn, and the Blacksmith’s are packed with implements, instruments, tools and artefacts from the past. The Ceilidh House was neighbours met together in the long winter evenings, and now contains many old documents and photographs of Skye. The Croft house itself, with its open peat fire always burning, gives a real feel for life on a Skye croft in the early 20th century. Give yourself a chance to explore this piece of history, brought vividly to life here.

You can even visit the memorial to Flora MacDonald, 'Preserver of Prince Charles Edward Stuart,' in Kilmuir Cemetery, just behind the Museum.

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Venue address

Skye Museum of Island Life
Kilmuir, By Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9UE

Venue contact details

Tel: 01470 552206



From Portree, the museum can be reached; (a) via the east coast road to Staffin (A855). Passing below the imposing Quiraing Hills, you follow the coast to Flodigarry and Duntulm. Here stand the ruins of Duntulm Castle, for centuries the residence of the M


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