Skye Museum of Island Life

Attractions, Historical Places in Portree

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Skye Museum of Island Life

AttractionsHistorical Places


“Though the waves leap, soft will ye sleep, oceans a royal bed. Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep, watch by your weary head.” L.Lawson/M.McLeod.

Take an extraordinary journey back through time, with a visit to the award winning attraction; The Skye Museum of Island Life. Situated in Kilmuir, on the west coast of the Trotternish peninsula, the Skye Museum of Island Life, takes visitors on a fascinating sojourn into island life a 100 years ago. Delving deep into the different aspects of life in the west Highlands, during the late 19th century, visitors can explore the old Croft house, village smithy and the weavers house, as well as enjoying the many displays. The museum consists of seven traditional thatched cottages, which have been preserved especially to depict how 19th century crafters lived their lives, and with a vast array of crafting tools, displays and equipment there is so much to see and learn from this excellent museum.

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Contact Us

Kilmuir ,
Portree, Isle of Skye , IV51 9UE

01470 552 206


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Nearby Eating Out

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Cuchullin Restaurant

If you find yourself in the quaint seaside village of Portree on the Isle of Skye and in need of some delicious, locally-sourced seafood,

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Sea Breezes Restaurant

What better way to take in the beauty that is historic Portree than to sit in one of the oldest stone buildings in the area, on the quayside, enjoying the labours of the local fishermen.

Nearby Accommodation

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The Uig Hotel

The Uig Hotel is situated five minutes from the Ferry port, on the beautiful hills above Uig Bay, making it the perfect location from which guests can explore

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The Edinbane Inn

This lovely Inn is situated in the quiet village of Edinbane, nestled between Portree and Dunvegan. The owners at Edinbane Inn have truly embodied the cosy,


Seafar Bed & Breakfast

Seafar Bed &Breakfast, as the name implies, boasts incredible views over sparkling Portree and the bay, as well as magical mountain views all the way to Dunvegan.