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The Highland Museum of Childhood

The museum is located in Strathpeffer's charming old Victorian Station where trains brought visitors in the village’s heyday as a Spa. The museum tells the story of childhood in the Highlands of Scotland, recording tales of childhood amongst hardworking crofters and townsfolk, where money and luxuries were scarce, and life followed the satisfying rhythm of the seasons. 

The Museum is home to the comprehensive Angela Kellie Doll Collection. Costume, childhood treasures and toys from the past 200 years are also on show. There are hands-on activities for all ages: as well as the usual activity sheets for children, you can sit at the old desk and write with a slate and pencil, rummage in the vast dressing-up basket, and play with many other hands-on traditional toys.

Displays and photographs explore customs and traditions of childhood, such as Birth & Baptism, Health & Nutrition, Child Labour, Leisure activities, Toys & Games and Education. Insightful and informative displays, fun hands-on activities and an award winning film, “A Century of Highland Childhood” mean there is something for everyone.

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