Highland Folk Museum

Scotland: OutlanderHighland Folk Museum

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In Scotland's Cairngorms National Park you'll find Britain's first open-air museum. The Highland Folk Museum showcases over 30 historic buildings from the 1700s up until the 1950s. 

Six thatched buildings make up the authentic 1700s township which was used as a location in Season 1, Episode 5: Rent where Dougal urges the villagers to give money to the Jacobite cause and Claire rallies against him on behalf of a starving baby.  

You might recognise the building on the left - inside is where Dougal urges the villagers to give money to the Jacobite cause.

You might recognise the building on the left - inside is where Dougal urges the villagers to give money to the Jacobite cause.

The museum is open from April to October.

The museum is open from April to October.

The museum's living history approach gives visitors a real insight to the living and working conditions of the Highlands in the past. 

The museum's living history approach gives visitors a real insight to the living and working conditions of the Highlands in the past. 

Most of the buildings interiors are also accessible.

Most of the buildings interiors are also accessible.

Key Scenes

Dougal and his men set up camp before they enter the village to collect rent.

Jamie already anticipates what's coming: Dougal will force him to bear his scars to squeeze more money from the villagers.

And Claire helps the village women to dye cloth with... urine.

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Season 1, Episode 5: Rent

Claire clashes with Dougal and his men on the rent-collecting journey, especially when Dougal uses Jamie's scars to collect more money from the villagers. A young man, who would turn out to be a red coat, tries to "free" her from the Scots, unsuccessfully. Later, she realises that they are collecting funds for the prospective Jacobite army, an army they would use to achieve Scotland's independence from England. Knowing from history that their cause is doomed, she tries to warn them off. The episode ends with the young red coat returning with more of his kin to retrieve young Claire from the Highlanders.

Map

The address is: Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, PH20 1AY.

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