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Skye Museum of Island Life

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This museum was an excellent portrayal of the hard life of living on Skye. The houses were amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno, Nevada
Incredible! A must do attraction!

Amazing! I was blown away. I haven’t been here for years and what a transformation, it has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was an excellent portrayal of the hard life of living on Skye. The houses were amazing recreations down to the peat fires burning in the hearths. Very very well done

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! I was blown away. I haven’t been here for years and what a transformation, it has been added to considerably since my last visit. First the setting - Kilmuir looks out to the outer isles, you are effectively on a precipice and my the...More

Thank misspickle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Provides a telling reminder that island life was absolutely not comfortable or easy. The approach of winter must have been terrifying if there were little ones to bring up. We're so risk averse these days it's impossible to think what it was like in those...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This museum as life used to be is excellent for those interested in the way life was lived in the Highlands and Islands , The houses and inside so real . Amazing in one of the houses where you can smell the burning peat as...More

Thank stopper1953
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This collection of reconstructed/ preserved crofts is interesting and informative. It’s also popular despite its small size. It’s a short walk to the Kilmuir churchyard where Flora MacDonald’s memorial is. Worth a visit.

Thank 338janetb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

one side is the 1800s to 1he 1930's while the other side is crofting life as it was in the 16oo-1700's The crofting side was much more to my liking. the other side did not give you much info on what you were seeing.

Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There is a lot to read within about 6 different crofter cottages. It was quite crowded on a very rainy, blustery day. A lot of tour buses stop here. The importation is excellent, be sure to read the sign about Fisherman superstitions.

Thank TAreviews8
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

These historical crofts were very well done and very informative. The location is stunning and adds to the sense of history and days from before. The similarities between those that emigrated to Canada and those that stayed was striking.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum whilst on skye.Enter through a cottage where they sell gifts and some lovely Harris Tweed items.Reasonable admission fee,and lovely thatched cottages telling you all about island life years ago ,each cottage had displays in and was very interesting.The views were amazing we...More

Thank 477angelaw
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This museum is a real hidden gem. The entry only cost £3! We spent quite a while looking at the displays and reading the very informative boards. There was information about the family who lived and worked in these cottages. I was messmarized by it...More

Thank Bridget P
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31 October 2018|
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Response from stopper1953 | Reviewed this property |
Hi museum is closed end of September
Pauline T
10 August 2018|
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Response from cindy32_13 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in March it was closed but for the summer months I am not sure.
15 July 2017|
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so as it is a "village".