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Colbost Croft Museum

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Address: 4 Miles from Dunvegan on the Glendale Rd, Dunvegan, Scotland

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Closed in winter

We passed by on our drive round the north of the island. Sadly the museum was closed for the winter so we were only able to look over the fence. Basically the museum is designed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 January 2017
Nontron, France
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Nontron, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We passed by on our drive round the north of the island. Sadly the museum was closed for the winter so we were only able to look over the fence. Basically the museum is designed to give an insight into how crofters existed in years gone by. Should imagine it would be well worth a visit when open. the grounds... More 

Thank Mags
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited in early October but the museum was closed. Can see the buildings and some of the equipment so not a total disaster. Lovely views from the drift museum and there are also toilets near the entrance but unfortunately they were closed as well. If in the area and it was open I'd definitely like to see in the crafts.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit and gives a great insight into the past. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank Dewforrie
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Perfect on a rainy day. See how people lived in their crofts. A surprisingly good gift shop (cash only!). A very cool museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Set of buildings useful in crofting. A blacksmith, party house, barn area, two houses and a gift shop. This was the only place when I was in Scotland where I heard Scottish Gallic being spoken. Humbling to see how hard and yet dignified their lives were.

Thank keepmovingpeople
Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is worth the stop - it doesn't take long but is really a neat way to see how crofters probably lived. It is a neat place and very inexpensive. Take cash - there is no reception up there and they do not take credit cards. There is a cute shop there - so have money!

Thank holeinone44
Ngaparou, Senegal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a well put together museum consisting of a collection about 8 neighbouring crofts containing a variety of old artefacts from the days of Skye crofting life.

Thank Alastair J
Duernkrut, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

By visiting this museum we got our first experienc with single road and passing points. We learned how life was on Skye for a tennant not so long ago (one room, open hearth etc.)

Thank artnerwolfgang
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A must-see exhibition if visiting Skye. Somehow made better by the fact that it was raining. It seemed to make the occasion more atmospheric and the work the owners have done in displaying items in an 'everyday setting' is noteworthy. Small entrance fee is more than rewarded. :-)

Thank Mark W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at this museum purely by chance on a drive out on our Skye holiday. I found it very interesting. Really appreciated just how warm and comfortable it was for the people that lived in them all those years ago as it was wet and windy when we arrived. Great for the kids as also educational.

Thank micky0135

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