Skye Museum of Island Life, Kilmuir

4.4
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Admire the resourcefulness of 19th-century islanders at Skye Museum of Island Life, a museum built in 1965 to preserve a township of thatched cottages. These cottages were once a dominant part of the Highland landscape and the means of survival for the locals. The craft houses--made from just a few materials--were a perfect product of their environment, built sturdy to sustain the wind, and warm to protect from the climate. Tour the museum on your own using the plentiful signage and information to guide you, and step inside the well-preserved Skye houses to see artifacts from day-to-day life. Stop by the gift shop on your way out, where you'll find unique souvenirs handmade locally. Add Skye Museum of Island Life to your Isle of Skye travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Isle of Skye trip planner .
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  • This outdoor museum, in a beautiful setting on top of a small hill, is a must see on the Isle of Skye. Well set up with lots of information; mostly historic items and artefacts/photos to see. There’s ...  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • An informative and interesting museum that held my interest perfectly, gave an in depth and full detail of island life and gave me a better understanding of life before. Although the lay out is a little haphazard in the sense you can go where you want and in any order, I'd prefer staff offer a suggested route and or order to take. Overall, you in the area then I recommend stopping by for an insight into island life.
  • Unfortunately it was out of season so we could not get on to the site but would expect it could be very interesting.
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