Friday, 4 May 2012

ragamuffin loves...things to do on a rainy day

If you are lucky enough to have lovely sunny or even dry weather on Skye then outside is where you need to be, however it is not nicknamed the Misty Isle for nothing and unfortunately it does rain here maybe a little more than we would like. Here are some interesting museums you could visit.

1. The Clan Donald Skye - Museum of the Isles, Armadale. The  history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald takes you through 1500 years of the history and culture of the area once known as the Kingdom of the Isles. It also has a genealogical resources in the library, which is housed in the Museum, if you wish to look up your ansestors.

2. The Skye Museum of Island Life, Kilmuir - The museum opened in 1965 with the aim to preserve a township of thatched cottages.  The cottages depict how people lived in the highlands at the close of the 19th century.

3. Staffin Museum, Staffin - Skye is extremely well known to geologists for its ancient rock formations and Staffin museum has an excellent collection of local geoloical and fossil specimens for you to see.  The museums is open by oppointment so please contact them on 01470 562 321.

4. Giant MacAskill Museum, Dunvegan - Angus MacAskill was a scottish giant, and is the world's largest "true" giant. The 1981 Guinness Book of World Records posits Angus as the tallest "natural" giant in recorded history, and possibly as a result the strongest man in recorded history. Pop along and see for yourself.

5. Glendale Toy Museum, Glendale - The museum contains a fascinating collection of toys, games and dolls from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Great fun for young and old alike!

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