Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Tue, 2009-12-29
Based in the picturesque old Station at Strathpeffer, the museum tells the story of childhood in the Highlands for the hard working crofters and townsfolk. You can expect oral testimony, displays, photographs, dress-up for children and much more. You will also find many unusual items as well as famous collections.
Just outside Strathpeffer on the road to Dingwall is the Highland Museum of Childhood which has many historical displays on childhood in the highlands, as well as collections of dolls, toys and games. The museum shows its own video ‘A Century of Highland Childhood’ and has been commended for being ‘children-friendly’. Will show you how children in earlier times played and spent their days.
The Museum has a shop with a variety of unusual gifts and books for both children and adults. Schools and other groups are always welcome but, please book in advance. At the Old Station, you will also find the Museum Coffee Shop and Green Kite Fair Trade shop.
- The Angela Kellie Doll Collection
- Dolls’ houses, toys and games
- History of childhood in the Highlands
- Photographs, books and printed ephemera
- Costume and textiles
Strathpeffer Museum Hours and Prices
Mar-Oct Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1700; Jul and Aug Mon-Thu 1000-1700 and 1900-2100, Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1700, £1.50, concession £1. For groups at other times by arrangement.
Contact: Highland Museum Of Childhood, Strathpeffer Museum Jennifer Maxwell (Contact Person) Tel: 01997 421031
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