When my parents told me that the Highland Folk Museum was used as filming location for one of my favourite TV programmes, Outlander, I knew I would have to pay it a visit.
Situated in Newton More, just off the A9 to the South of Aviemore the Highland Folk Museum is open 7 days a week in the summer and is free to enter.
The museum gives visitors a taste of how people in the Highlands lived from the 1700s right through to the 1960s.
Each building is fully furnished with period pieces and wandering from one era to another is a fascinating way to spend a few hours.
You can even learn a thing or two in the old school house.
We practised our writing with pen and ink and spoke to the school master who explained where the building had been moved from and how the children taught in it were disciplined.
The collections at the Highland Folk Museum feature everything from agricultural equipment to domestic
items such as laundry and even a traditional Steam Engine.
Many of the buildings have been saved from demolition and preserved for future generations.
The 1700s Township was the thing I was most looking forward to and it didn’t disappoint!
The 6 houses are stunningly authentic and if you’ve watched Outlander you’ll recognise the village from the first series when Jamie and Dougal travelled around their clan’s land to collect rents.
Although the museum is free to enter I’m sure you’ll want to leave a donation and maybe even purchase something from the gift shop to ensure it’s around for years to come.