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Giant Angus Macaskill Museum

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Address: Dunvegan High Street | Route 31, approximately 2.5 km off Highway #105, Dunvegan NS B0C 1H0 , Scotland
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+44 902 929 2875

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Great wee place

It's not huge despit the subject matter but very interesting and I could have listened to Peter all day with his lilting Skye accent. Kids particularly liked the fact that he is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Chernobyl, Ukraine
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

As you can see in the pictures, the main piece of the museum is the life-sized statue of the Giant Angus MacAskill, who at 7ft9 is undeniably an amazing sight. The owner delivered his standard patter in a pleasant enough form, and there are plenty of info boards around the place with lots of detail. We visited with two small... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived having been turned away from Dunvegan castle which had just closed for the season. This museum is based on a 'giant' who originated from a nearby island, clearly a labour of love for the owner who states he researched for 20 years for the museum. The spiel seemed a bit tired however and was repeated verbatim for the... More 

Thank Kieran E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's not huge despit the subject matter but very interesting and I could have listened to Peter all day with his lilting Skye accent. Kids particularly liked the fact that he is Danny Macaskill's Dad and even got to sit on one of Danny's old bikes.

Thank suduperth
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Angus Macaskill was a giant of a man whose forebears came from the Outer Hebrides, where Angus was born in 1825. He is believed to be the tallest true giant – at 7’ 9” – who ever lived. This quaint little museum tells the rather tragic story of Angus’s life in Nova Scotia. The museum was set up by one... More 

Thank Sunny5Jim
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

small cottage but gentleman who owns it was very knowledgable about giant angus life really nice to see how large his items of houseware where

Thank michelle s
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a tip from a friend, and was pleasantly surprised. A real personal tour with some great information and artefacts. As this is a small museum it will not take a lot of time out of your day, however this place needs your support. Make sure you visit.

Thank Simon L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stop by for 15 minutes to visit this quirky museum. Angus was a gentle giant. He lived as an adult in North America where they set up a museum of artefacts (bed, items of clothing, scale model, chair, etc.). This museum contains copies of the originals, but is so cheap and atmospheric with boards listing various stories about him, that... More 

Thank Paul H
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited this tiny museum and were highly surprised what we found inside. We also met the lovely owner who was a relative of Angus.

Thank 857judithh
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have a special interest in Skye and Dunvegan, since my family name is Macaskill, so I was very keen to visit Dunvegan Castle and the Angus Macaskill museum. Peter MacAskill, who spent a life time researching his heritage and his own connection to Big Angus, gave us a personal tour of his museum, which he set up himself in... More 

Thank charonjoubert
Livingston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The owner had interesting anecdotes. Although may be a little difficult to understand to outsiders due to his strong Scottish accent. A nice wee story about a gentle giant. Cheap and cheerful Would probably get away with charging a little more

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