White Horse logo of The Atholl Country ife Museum, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
The Atholl Country Life Museum of Farming and Country Life, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland

Atholl Country Life Museum

Deep in the heart of Highland Perthshire, lying sheltered by the hills of Atholl, is the village of Blair Atholl, where the meeting of the rivers Tilt and Garry have witnessed so much of life over the centuries.

Here in the Atholl Country Life Museum, once the village school, you are able to capture that life of the past and learn about the great characters of the area, their skills and achievements, not only in the community but far beyond.

Within the museum we have the only stuffed Highland Cow in Scotland, a home-made device by a local roadman that was used to paint the first white lines on the road near the Queens View and the immaculately reconstructed Trinafour Post Office which looks and feels exactly as it would have done in the 1930s, with typical stock on display behind the counter and the authentic village phone next to the door!

The Musuem has 3 exciting new exhibitions to view; A unique letter written on Birch bark sent from Canada to a farm in Killiecrankie, The Voices of Atholl project featuring 18 local people talking about how life used to be in Blair Atholl when they were young, and the local primary schools' WW1 projects covering life in the trenches, life for those left at home and excerpts from the script of a play that 2 of the schools presented about The Christmas Truce in 1914.

Opening times

Easter Weekend: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
May: Every weekend 1.30pm - 5.00pm
1st June to end September: 1:30pm - 5:00pm every day
Plus mornings in July and August from 10:00am
Visits by arrangement outside the above times. Please use the "Contact Us" page

Admission

Adults: £3
Seniors: £2.50
Children: FREE (accompanied by adult)

Facilities

Disabled access, Parking, Accessible toilets, Gift sales, Guide Dogs welcome.

The White Horse welcomes you to the Atholl Country Life Museum The White Horse welcomes you to the Atholl Country Life Museum
Everyone from great grandma to the toddlers will find something of interest From great grandma to the toddlers, something of interest for all the family
Trinafour Post Office Come into the reconstructed Trinafour Post Office Post Office Supplies Stocked with supplies from yesteryear

Atholl Country Life Museum
Blair Atholl
Pitlochry
Perthshire
PH18 5SP

Registered Scottish Charity no. SCO 35882
Company no.SC 273291
Photographs courtesy of www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk