Highland Folk Museum officially opened yesterday for the 2020 season – four months after it was originally due to welcome visitors.
Staff at the popular attraction at Newtonmore welcomed the first family at 10.30am after experiencing a delayed opening due to the Coronovirus pandemic.
The open air museum is one of a number of tourist attractions being reopened as part of operator High Life Highland’s ‘BounceBack’ campaign.
The site will initially be open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10.30am to 4pm with last entry at 3pm.
Visitors will have to pre-book a time slot online for arrival to avoid congestion and reduce queuing times at the entrance.
The museum looks at how Highland people lived, worked, and dressed, how they produced food, cooked and what they ate from the 1700s up to 1950s.
High Life Highland chief executive Steve Mr Walsh said: “We are all delighted to be able to share this fantastic lookback in time again with customers, and I am delighted to say that the demand has been high so far with the first two days being fully booked by 5pm on the first day of sale.
“The opening of Highland Folk Museum provides another positive step towards returning to some normality and I am sure will be supported by locals and visitors alike.”
Mark Tate, independent director of High Life Highland and chief executive of the Cairngorms Business Partnership, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to see the Highland Folk Museum open and visitors having a great time.”
Meanwhile, High Life Highland has also introduced a collect and return service at Fort William Library.