The museum is located a mere 3 miles south of Kingussie on the out-skirts of Newtonmore and well worth a visit if you’re visiting the town. As well as being a visitor attraction, it is important for understanding and preserving the local history of the Highlands, the way of life and the people who lived and worked here.
The Highland Folk Museum was the first open air museum in the UK, way back in the 1930’s. It began life on the island of Iona, was then moved to Kingussie before being relocated to its current site on the edge of Newtonmore. In 2018, The Guardian voted it the best open-air museum to visit in the UK.