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9. Skye Museum of Highland Life

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The Skye Museum of Highland Life

Skye Museum of Island Life is an impressive cluster of thatched 'blackhouses' on an exposed hill overlooking Harris. The museum, run by locals, gives a fascinating insight into a way of life that was commonplace on Skye a hundred years ago.
 
Warm, sturdy and  economical of scarce materials,  the croft house was ideally suited to the landscape and the climate, and embodied the principles of streamliing hundreds of years before scientists thought of the idea.
 
The blackhouse, now home to the ticket office, is much as it was when last inhabited in 1957.  
 
Skye Museum of Highland Life Address:
The Skye Museum of Island Life
Kilmuir
By Portree
Isle of Skye
IV51 9UE
Scotland, UK

Skye Museum of Highland Life Opening Times:
Easter to October, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.00pm

Skye Museum of Highland Life Admission:
Adults £2.50
Concessions (OAP’s) £2.00
Children (in School) £0.50
Group £2.00

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