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Skye Museum of Island Life
Isle of Skye Top 9 in Can't Miss Attractions

3.8/5
8 Reviews
Business Suspended Business hours TBA
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: The Skye Museum of Island Life,Kilmuir,By Portree,Isle of Skye,IV51 9UE
Phone: +44(0)1470-552-206

What people are saying:

In the deserted highlands, a museum suddenly appeared. Do you dare to enter? Said to be a museum, in fact, it is a row of small houses made of stone. It looks very cute against the blue sky, white clouds and green grass. Don’t underestimate this museum. It has been in business since 1965. It shows a variety of aboriginal lives on Sky Island. This museum also sells postcards, which can be mailed in the mailbox on the road. There will be a different postmark. .

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  • ammidhaliwal
    ammidhaliwal
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    Closed but still interesting

    We went during Covid so the place was closed, however that didn't stop us stopping by and taking some lovely pics of the historic homes. I can see how the place would be very interesting and would vi...

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  • sarahdeller
    sarahdeller
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    history buff says... don't go

    I must say, I am shocked by the number of "excellent" reviews posted here. I don't like to criticize anything that seems like an earnest endeavour: this Museum falls into that category. However, I fe...

    Reviewed on /Date(1587706727000+0800)/
  • Adri G
    Adri G
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    Very informative museum on island life

    Very informative museum on island life. It will be for a fairly wide range of interests. Time spent at the premises can be 1 to 3 hours aproximately.

    Reviewed on /Date(1587597705000+0800)/
  • 1945DJM
    1945DJM
    Montrose, United Kingdom
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    Beautiful buildings

    Sadly the museum was not open and as a consequence all we could see were the historic and amazing black houses. When we return to Skye we will attempt to come when the museum is open for the season

    Reviewed on /Date(1584168498000+0800)/
  • PatMacC
    PatMacC
    Richland, Washington
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    Interesting history, even into the present day

    Designer Alexander McQueen is buried here as is Flora MacDonald who helped to rescue Bonnie Prince Charlie

    Reviewed on /Date(1580292502000+0800)/

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