Skye Museum Of Island Life, KilmuirCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Kilmuir, Isle of Skye IV51 9UE, United Kingdom, IV51 9UE
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1470552206
- Ticket Price: 3 GBP
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
About Skye Museum Of Island Life, Kilmuir
This museum has some of the antique household and farming instruments that were once used by the Scottish people whose occupation was predominantly farming and cultivation. The museum consists of a series of cottages each representing the lifestyle and homes of crofters. A century ago, all the necessities were fulfilled by themselves such as weaving for the family, casting own tools, growing crops for private fulfillment and so on. Every crofter used to do it for his own familial use and not for commercial purpose. Each section of the cottages represents different features associated with social and private life of a human being. The museum is an ideal place for having a peep into the bygone days and to know how the earlier generations survived.
The attractions include:
- Croft Kitchen
- Croft Bedroom
- The Barn
- Weaver’s Cottage
- The Old smithy
- Ceilidh House
Skye Museum Of Island Life Information
- Not wheel chair and stroller accessible.
- Taking photographs is allowed.
Skye Museum Of Island Life Ticket Prices
- Adults: £2.50
- Children(school students): £0.50
Skye Museum Of Island Life Opening and Closing Hours
- Last entry is permitted till 4.30pm.
How To reach Skye Museum Of Island Life by Public Transport
The nearest bus stops are:
- At Museum Rd End.
- Opp Museum Rd End.
- Hire a taxi.
- Walk down to the place or reach on a bicycle.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Skye Museum Of Island Life
95% of people who visit Kilmuir include Skye Museum Of Island Life in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
38.62% of people plan their visit to Skye Museum Of Island Life between 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Skye Museum Of Island Life
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Skye Museum Of Island Life
Skye Museum Of Island Life, Kilmuir Reviews
Loved this, £2.50 to get in. Fascinating look into island life. Realistic with lots to read on the way round. As of September 2017, they didn't take card in the shop but said it would be in 2018. There are toilets. They don't charge to get in but request a contribution as they are under threat. Brilliant visit on the coastal path.
Very interesting museum! If you have a spare hour and wish to learn more about the life on Skye, I definitely recommend this place.
The museum will be a nice experience if you aren't familiar with the primitive tools and living. The place has exceptional views on all sides, and photography is allowed inside the museum as well. Arm yourself with a good camera before you visit this place.
I expected the family to whizz round the museum as they usually do at others. But they took time to absorb all the history and details that are perfectly set out in a ring of thatched cottages. In a beautiful spot too. The nearby public toilets are a rare bonus, with a suggested 40p minimum donation towards upkeep being entirely reasonable.
As museum the exhibition is not the best - the wall text are way too long to read. Not well organised or curated. But there's lot to learn there if you have enough time and patience. Really nice gift shop though! great price
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