Skye Museum of Island Life

Skye Museum

Skye Museum

Take a trip to this traditional Highland village, between the Skye townships of Duntulm and Kilvaxter.

Uncover the fascinating history of Skye, its people and their culture.

Opened in 1965, the museum preserves thatched cottages and ensure each one depicts traditional family life at the close of the 19th century. 

Visitor information

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Kilmuir, By Portree
Isle of Skye
IV51 9UE

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