This is a fascinating open air folk museum with over 35 buildings depicting rural life in the Highlands from the 1700s to the mid 1900s. Aultlaire Croft are the only original buildings here and date from the mid C19th. They rare shown representing a working 1930s farm. Buildings in the Middle Village have been brought and reassembled here and include workshops as well as a school, church and houses. The 1700s township is a reconstruction of the small settlement of Easter Raitts, which was on one of the old drove roads above the River Spey. It was used in filming scenes from the TV series Outlandewr.
The large modern wooden buildings by the Aultlaire Croft contain the conservation laboratory as well as many other artefacts and resources
There is no recommended route around the Folk Museum, although it is generally recommended to work chronologically starting with the township, followed by the buildings in the Middle Village and ending up at Aultlarie Croft.
Allow plenty of time for a visit as there is a lot to see. Unfortunately I only had a couple of hours so it was very much a scamper round and try and see everything, although were still some buildings I missed. You could easily spend at least half a day here.
The guide book is worth buying, not just for the map. but also for information as there are few information boards about the buildings. Entry is free, so please leave a generous donation!