Strathpeffer Places

Strathpeffer Community Collage

Located in a restored Victorian Station, built in 1885 in the Spa village of Strathpeffer, the Museum tells the story of childhood in the Highlands amongst hardworking crofters and townsfolk, where money and luxuries were scarce, and life followed the rhythm of the seasons; a way of life recorded by oral testimony, displays, and evocative photographs. Our own award-winning video "A Century of Highland Childhood" is also shown.

Explore the life of children, crofters and townsfolk and their customs and traditions.

Facilities on site are toilets, a garden and picnic area, plus ample parking with disabled parking bays and wheelchair access onto the platform.

There is a Coffee Shop which offers delicious home-made food, tea/coffee and baking to be consumed inside or at tables on the platform.

Several small units offer locally made gifts, crafts, food, original artwork, jewellery, cards, and more.

Highland Museum of Childhood

The Museum is also home to the Angela Kellie Doll and Toy Collection, displaying a changing selection each year. The museum has been commended for its child-friendly approach and offers plenty to do with quizzes, dressing-up and toys to play with, while accompanying adults, and children too, will appreciate the well-researched social history.

A welcome awaits school and other group visits to the museum and the education space - the Goods Shed.  Booking should be made beforehand (tel 01997 421031).  Information about the education and events programme can be found on the museum website 

The museum is open daily from 1 April to 31 October.  Please see website for updated rates and times.  
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