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Glencoe Folk Museum

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A small museum but some very interesting things on display.Also the lady volunteer was great on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staithes,Saltburn by the seaUnited Kingdom
This is a decent wee museum.

This is a decent wee museum situated in an old thatched cottage in the middle of the village. It... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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“local history”(10 reviews)
“thatched roof”(6 reviews)
“half hour”(4 reviews)
Situated in the picturesque village of Glencoe, Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum is a must see for history enthusiasts and tourists alike. Housed in two Eighteenth Century thatched cottages, the museum collection includes a vast array of objects...more
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Glencoe Village Main Street, Glencoe Village PH49 4HS, Scotland
+44 1855 811664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum but some very interesting things on display.Also the lady volunteer was great on the history of Glencoe past and present.

Thank maclaughlin_12
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a decent wee museum situated in an old thatched cottage in the middle of the village. It outlines the history of the area as well as the work and social aspects of the population through the ages. There’s not a huge amount to...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited this museum on our way home from a short break and we are glad we did. The museum itself is small but the volunteer was very helpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately for us there were several items on display that we could remember from...More

Thank david c
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I loved the range of topics covered at the museum - from wars and the massacre, to everyday life and local industries. I recommend a stop! I didn’t see bathrooms or parking on site, so come prepared :)

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A great place to see the working way of life, tools and historical pictures of a way of life now all but lost to history.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Small collection. Worth half hour of your time. The volunteer was the best part. His hat, accent and friendliness along with him singing along to some old Scottish songs.

Thank Campaspediva
Reviewed 12 August 2018

delightful insight to a lost age. enthusiastic staff and quirky exhibits a really human and humbling insight to a past time

Thank 1Penny2015
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum, filled with memoribilia and artifacts to do with local history, quarrying, ferries, wars and farming, domestic and medical implements.

Thank KHealyO
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This museum tells the story of the Glencoe Massacre when British soldiers massacred most of the villagers back in the 17th century. It does not take long to walk through and has some interesting historical facts posted. Not sure it was worth the price of...More

Thank Babschambers
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A small house in an old village but the contents are worth a hour or so of your time and a small charge of how people lived in Scotland and below or above. Products in the original tins and gadgets that once seen you will...More

Thank Peter D
CatrionaD_89, Curator at Glencoe Folk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks for your review! Glad that you enjoyed your visit :) Best wishes, Catriona, Curator.

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Susan T
9 September 2018|
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Response from CatrionaD_89 | Property representative |
Hi Susan. Thanks for your question. I'm afraid I'm not sure what list of names you are referring to - could you give me some more info? If you're looking into your MacDonald family history you should try the Lochaber... More
28 October 2016|
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Response from 321terry | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I don't know but I am sure that the friendly will be able to advise you call them. Alternatively, it may be safe to leave the dog in a safe place b beside the museum.