The Highland Museum of Childhood is located in Strathpeffer's charming old Victorian station where trains once brought visitors to the village in its heyday as a spa.
Telling the story of childhood across the Highlands of Scotland, the displays reflect the stories of children, crofters and townsfolk and explore the customs and traditions. Themes include Birth and Baptism, Health and Nutrition, Toys and Games and Education.
The museum is also home to the Angela Kellie Doll Collection as well as costume, childhood treasures and toys from the past 200 years.
There is an annual temporary exhibition which this year is An Island Childhood. It explores growing up as a child on a remote Hebridean Island in the 1950s.
For our younger visitors there are hands-on activities including quiz and trail sheets, dressing up and playing with traditional toys.
The museum also welcomes group visits, including schools, to our education space, The Goods Shed. Please call to arrange your visit on 01997 421031.
On site there is the Museum Coffee Shop where you can enjoy home-baking and freshly cooked light meals. Green Kite Trading stocks fair trade and locally made gifts, crafts and food. EMBRACE gift shop sells a range of beautiful crafts, jewellery, artworks, candles and much more.
1st April – 31st October
Open by appointment November – March
Family (2+4): £6
Children under 5 free of charge
Reduced rates for groups/coach parties of 8 or more people
Highland Museum of Childhood
The Old Station
Tel: +44 (0)1997 421031