Highland Museum of Childhood

Highland Museum of Childhood A great day out for all ages with interactive museum, traditional tea room, bespoke shops and access
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A small, independent museum sharing the stories of childhood in the Highlands and further afield. Sited in a beautiful Victorian railway station, capturing original charm throughout the museum and station grounds and gardens. A great day out for all ages with interactive museum, traditional tea room, bespoke shops and accessible gardens and walks.

Do you know about Diluain Traoighte? ๐Ÿช™Read about it here. โฌ‡๏ธ
31/12/2023

Do you know about Diluain Traoighte? ๐Ÿช™

Read about it here. โฌ‡๏ธ

Our author Deirdre Cameron helps us rediscovering an old Scottish tradition celebrated on the first Monday of the new year

Christmas Oranges ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŽ„โ“โฌ‡๏ธ ...
22/12/2023

Christmas Oranges ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŽ„โ“โฌ‡๏ธ ...

Oranges! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ

A young boy clutches an orange with both hands. ๐ŸŠ You would think he would look a bit more cheerful. Oranges were expensive items in 1920s post-war Britain. So getting an orange in your stocking at Christmas was a special treat. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Apparently thereโ€™s also some symbolism behind oranges in stockings. ๐ŸŽ… They represent the bags of gold that St Nicholas secretly tossed down a poor manโ€™s chimney, landing in his daughtersโ€™ stockings that were drying by the fire. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿงฆ

Another theory is that oranges, with their segmented flesh that can be easily shared, are all about the joy of giving. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿงก

What will you get in your stocking this year? ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ



Norah Neilson Gray, โ€˜Little Boy with Orangesโ€™, 1920s, oil on canvas. ยฉ CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.

As we get closer to the big day, we'd love to hear your Christmas memories. ๐ŸŽ„Were any of our toys on your wish list? ๐Ÿ“œโœจ
21/12/2023

As we get closer to the big day, we'd love to hear your Christmas memories. ๐ŸŽ„

Were any of our toys on your wish list? ๐Ÿ“œโœจ

โ€ผ๏ธUNIT TO LETโ€ผ๏ธAvailable January/February 2024.Trustees of The Old Station, Strathpeffer seek new tenants for Coffee Sho...
12/12/2023

โ€ผ๏ธUNIT TO LETโ€ผ๏ธ

Available January/February 2024.

Trustees of The Old Station, Strathpeffer seek new tenants for Coffee Shop/Tea Room.

A fantastic business opportunity - indoor and outdoor dining areas, private shared car park and terrific client base and reputation, built by current proprietors who are trading as usual, up to 31st December.

Enquiries are welcomed from passionate, community-minded parties, who have the enthusiasm and vision to continue and develop a high level of service at The Old Station.

Initial enquiries by email please:

[email protected]

โ€ผ๏ธ ENQUIRY DEADLINE - 5TH JANUARY 2024โ€ผ๏ธ

10/12/2023

The Museum may be closed now for the season but we have a display of items from the museum shop in the window - if you see something you like, just send us a message and we'll make arrangements to get it to you. ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿช€

The Museum Coffee Shop and Station Trading Shop are still open though and ready to welcome you for Christmas shopping and tasty breakfasts, lunches and snacks. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿซ–

See opening hours below...

Museum Coffee Shop, Strathpeffer
Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00
CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE, reopen 28th.

Strathpeffer Station Trading
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30 - 16:00 (12:00-15:00 Sundays)
CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE.

Well done to our fabulously festive florists today! ๐ŸŽ€ ๐ŸŒฟ There were some really beautiful creations today, from our wreat...
08/12/2023

Well done to our fabulously festive florists today!
๐ŸŽ€ ๐ŸŒฟ

There were some really beautiful creations today, from our wreath making workshop.

We're hosting the fantastic Creativity In Care this Friday, for a little bit of Christmas creative time. ๐ŸŽ„Contact them d...
28/11/2023

We're hosting the fantastic Creativity In Care this Friday, for a little bit of Christmas creative time. ๐ŸŽ„

Contact them directly if you're interested in coming along.

Please let people know about two FREE creative fun decoration making sessions for all ages & abilities at Strathpeffer (December 1st) and Alness (December 6th). See poster.

These were originally in response to people with unpaid caring roles looking for in-person sessions for a few hours.
We are also welcoming young mums who might fancy a cuppa in a friendly space, and to try some easy decoration making.

We are also welcoming people with long term conditions who enjoy trying things with a warm and supportive group of people.

And we're welcoming YOU!

Feel free to come along and see what we've got going on.
Let us know if you want to visit the Highland Museum of Childhood - otherwise just drop in to the sessions.
We love these sessions!!

Wreath Making next week ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ€Please book early if you plan on coming along, so that we can prepare materials.
28/11/2023

Wreath Making next week ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ€

Please book early if you plan on coming along, so that we can prepare materials.

โ€ผ๏ธUNIT TO LETโ€ผ๏ธTrustees of The Old Station, Strathpeffer seek new tenants for Coffee Shop/Tea Room.A fantastic business ...
27/11/2023

โ€ผ๏ธUNIT TO LETโ€ผ๏ธ

Trustees of The Old Station, Strathpeffer seek new tenants for Coffee Shop/Tea Room.

A fantastic business opportunity - indoor and outdoor dining areas, private shared car park and terrific client base and reputation, built by current proprietors.

Available January/February 2024.

Enquiries are welcomed from passionate, community-minded parties, who have the enthusiasm and vision to continue and develop a high level of service at The Old Station.

Initial enquiries by email please:

[email protected]

Lots of lovely things to see at our Winter Market at Strathpeffer Old Station! ๐ŸคฉWe're here until 3pm...pop along and say...
25/11/2023

Lots of lovely things to see at our Winter Market at Strathpeffer Old Station! ๐Ÿคฉ

We're here until 3pm...pop along and say hello.

Strathpeffer is the place to be tomorrow! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘Our Winter Market at Strathpeffer Old Station kicks off at 11 am, with a sel...
24/11/2023

Strathpeffer is the place to be tomorrow! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘

Our Winter Market at Strathpeffer Old Station kicks off at 11 am, with a selection of bespoke crafts and foods on offer from local producers, as well as a fabulous range at Strathpeffer Station Trading.

Entry to the Museum is free and there's also our Elf Letter Challenge to keep the wee ones busy throughout the day. โœ‰๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ฎ

You can catch Santa in his grotto at Strathpeffer Community Centre's Christmas Fair and maybe drop in by Strathpeffer Pavilion's Art Fair too!

The Museum Coffee Shop, Strathpeffer will be open for all the usual hot drinks, snacks and yummy lunches. ๐Ÿฐโ˜•๐Ÿฅช

See you all tomorrow!

One week until Market Day! ๐ŸคฉKeep an eye on our event page over the coming week to see who is coming along to next Saturd...
18/11/2023

One week until Market Day! ๐Ÿคฉ

Keep an eye on our event page over the coming week to see who is coming along to next Saturday's market. We've got some old favourites and newcomers lined up - and even a wee something for the kids! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Winter Market at Strathpeffer Old Station

Museum Coffee Shop, Strathpeffer is the place to be for lunch and pop in by Strathpeffer Station Trading to browse their beautiful Christmas range.

Make a day of it and visit Strathpeffer Community Centre's Christmas Fair and Strathpeffer Pavilion's Art Fair too!

Well, this certainly kept us busy today! โญ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸฆŒA huge thanks to Malcolm from Cat's Back Baskets and everyone who came along...
11/11/2023

Well, this certainly kept us busy today! โญ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸฆŒ

A huge thanks to Malcolm from Cat's Back Baskets and everyone who came along to our Introduction to Willow Weaving!

If you missed out this time, be sure to book in for another of our Autumn Activities. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today is British Pudding Day!We're remembering favourite (and not so favourite) school dinner puddings. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸคขVote for your ...
09/11/2023

Today is British Pudding Day!

We're remembering favourite (and not so favourite) school dinner puddings. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคข

Vote for your favourite using emojis or share your memories in the comments...

โค๏ธ Coconut sponge
๐Ÿ‘ Bananas & custard
๐Ÿ˜‚ Rice Pudding & Jam
๐Ÿ˜ฎ Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

If you're planning on coming along to one or both of our Willow Weaving workshops this Saturday, please remember to book...
07/11/2023

If you're planning on coming along to one or both of our Willow Weaving workshops this Saturday, please remember to book in.

We need to have a certain number of bookings before this event can go ahead so your advance booking is really needed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Email: [email protected]

*Please be aware that our email and social media accounts are not manned every day, so we may not get back to you straight away, but will within a couple of days.

Halloween at the Museum ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธThanks to all who came along!
31/10/2023

Halloween at the Museum ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Thanks to all who came along!

Who's winning your vote this Halloween... DRACULA or THE MUMMY? ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฉธ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ        Don't forget to pop in and see us if you'r...
30/10/2023

Who's winning your vote this Halloween... DRACULA or THE MUMMY? ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฉธ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ






Don't forget to pop in and see us if you're out and about guising tomorrow...we'll be open between 6:30 & 8:00 pm with stories, dooking for apples and traditional games! ๐Ÿ˜‰

There's lots going on at the museum for Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‘ปPop in to take part in our Bat Hunt, ๐Ÿฆ‡Book into our craft session ...
25/10/2023

There's lots going on at the museum for Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‘ป

Pop in to take part in our Bat Hunt, ๐Ÿฆ‡

Book into our craft session on Saturday ๐ŸŽจ

Or join us for an evening of traditional stories, guising and games on Tuesday ๐Ÿ‘ป

Strathpeffer Station Trading will also be open and welcoming guisers on Tuesday evening. ๐Ÿ˜€

We hope you're enjoying the sunshine after the rain! ๐ŸŒžThe forecast is looking good for tomorrow too... why not join us f...
22/10/2023

We hope you're enjoying the sunshine after the rain! ๐ŸŒž

The forecast is looking good for tomorrow too... why not join us for some fresh air, hedge maintenance, warm soup and home baking! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅง

21/10/2023

So that our staff, volunteers and visitors don't have to travel on unsafe routes this afternoon, the museum has closed early for the day.
(Sat 21st October)

They say it's going to be a bit breezy out there today...take care! ๐Ÿƒ
19/10/2023

They say it's going to be a bit breezy out there today...take care! ๐Ÿƒ

Looking for something to do over the holidays?Why not drop by the museum and give our bat hunt a try! ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡We're open betw...
17/10/2023

Looking for something to do over the holidays?

Why not drop by the museum and give our bat hunt a try! ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡

We're open between 11:00 & 15:00 on Wednesdays and 11:00 & 16:00 Thursdays to Saturdays (Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).

Join us at the Old Station for a hands-on, informative session focussing on good hedge maintenance for you and the wildl...
17/10/2023

Join us at the Old Station for a hands-on, informative session focussing on good hedge maintenance for you and the wildlife in your garden! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ

Phil will share tips, techniques and demonstrations on the dos and don'ts of effective and efficient hedge management.

Throughout the session we'll be working on a section of mixed hedging recently regenerated through traditional hedge-laying.

Hot refreshments and warm soup will be available. โ˜•
No fees but donations greatly appreciated.

Please let us know if you plan to come along for all or part of the session:
[email protected]
01997 421031

Did you know? ๐Ÿค”You can explore some of the objects from our collection right from where you're sitting! Visit the websit...
12/10/2023

Did you know? ๐Ÿค”

You can explore some of the objects from our collection right from where you're sitting!

Visit the website to begin your virtual visit... https://museumofthehighlands.org/

It has lots of great pictures, facts and interactive activities to explore...if you visit, come back and let us know what you think of it in the comments. ๐Ÿคฉ

We're at Dingwall Academy today, at ARCH Highland's Family Heritage Day, until 4pm.Pop in and explore lots of local heri...
23/09/2023

We're at Dingwall Academy today, at ARCH Highland's Family Heritage Day, until 4pm.

Pop in and explore lots of local heritage themed activities.

Free entry and no booking necessary. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We may have slight object envy ๐Ÿ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™„
24/08/2023

We may have slight object envy ๐Ÿ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™„



Take a peep inside this 18th century doll's house ๐Ÿ‘€

This Tate Baby House was made in England and modelled on a real life town house in Dorset, owned by Mrs Walter Tate ๐ŸŽ€

With its grand staircase and decorated rooms, this house was designed to say, 'We've got good taste'.๐Ÿ‘

23/08/2023
New donations to our treasured collection this week! ๐ŸคฉDo you recognise any of these? Weโ€™d love to hear your memories.
11/08/2023

New donations to our treasured collection this week! ๐Ÿคฉ

Do you recognise any of these? Weโ€™d love to hear your memories.

Address

The Old Station
Strathpeffer
IV149DH

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

+441997421031

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