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Excellent small Dunvegan museum worth visiting.

I didn't know anything about the Giant Macaskill before entering this superb small museum in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gordon R
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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This was a great little place and was not expensive £2

Mr Macasill has worked for 30yrs or more with no help. His labour of love this is a visit if your... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Lorna D
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Dunvegan High Street | Route 31, approximately 2.5 km off Highway #105, Dunvegan NS B0C 1H0, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 September 2011

This is a thatched cottage which contains artifacts around the age of a local 'natural' giant, Angus MacAskill. Apparently he is listed in the Guinness Book of World records as the world's tallest natural giant (meaning his giantism was not caused by a medical condition.)...More

8  Thank cheezoid
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Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

Nipped in on the way through Dunvegan. Glad we did - an odd little one room exhibition to the owner's ancestor. A half dozen info boards with amusing stories, a few newspaper clippings and a life size model of the man himself - not exactly...More

5  Thank mrbrucegray
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All reviews his son his life tallest man nova scotia great wee place upon entry an absolute gem worth a visit life size dunvegan castle entry fee short visit the main road rainy day model danny curator
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know anything about the Giant Macaskill before entering this superb small museum in Dunvegan. However 15 to 20 minutes later I left enlightened and entertained by this wonderful small museum. The owner Mr Macaskill a descendant of Giant Macaskill was very friendly,informative and...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Mr Macasill has worked for 30yrs or more with no help. His labour of love this is a visit if your on skye as there will be no one to take this little museum on after he's gone.

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I am biased in that I am a distant relative and there is another museum to macaskill in Nova scotia so I had to see both. so I recommend it. You'll love John who'll fill you in on the story

Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting for Mr Macaskill alone. He's witty, warm and full of anecdotes. The museum is unique and, although small, is original and unusual and tells the story of Scotland's, indeed the United Kingdom's, tallest man, who by all accounts, was a great showman as...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Loved our trip to this small museum. The curator is a true Highland gentleman and fascinated us with his stories. Well worth the money and a thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A lovely little museum, run with great enthusiasm and dedication. A true gem. It is only one room but well worth a visit and contains lots of information. The founder, is giant in character, and has some great stories to share. Well worth a visit...More

Thank kazbass
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem near the Dunvegan Castle. Charming mister Macaskill told us all about the history of a famous Scott. The museum is as charming as its owner and the stories are full of humour and also available in other languages than English. Please take...More

Thank Manon G
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is amazing! Just one room but it contains all the information you need + a lifesize doll of Angus. Mr Macaskill is super friendly and told us all about the museum. Would definitely recommend everyone to stop for a short visit and support...More

Thank Floor v
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you are at Dunvegan, just stop by and spend 15min to this “do it yourself “ museum. The founder, a relative of the Giant in question, will give you the full explanation. Ask also about his son Danny. You will be surprised!

Thank eklonhammer
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Recommended to call into this tiny museum by friends who'd visited before, we found it very interesting. It's never going to be a modern, interactive, whizz-bang museum but the founder / curator was charming, friendly and erudite and as everyone says, this is definitely a...More

Thank paul c
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