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Giant MacAskill Museum

Dunvegan

located in the centre of Dunvegan next to the village hall

 

Giant MacAskill Museum

 

The MacAskills settled on Skye in the 12th century and went from there to many parts of the world, with Giant Angus’s forebears moving to the island of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides where Angus was born in 1825. They then moved to Harris before moving to Englishtown, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Here, Angus died in 1863 aged 38.

The Giant MacAskill Museum opened in Dunvegan in 1989, and features a model of Angus, sculpted by Joe McTaggart. Giant Angus is considered to be the world’s tallest ever ‘true’ giant - he was 7ft 9in in height.

Panels on the walls of the museum detail some of his feats of strength, with translations available in Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish. There are also replicas of his bed, table and a chair. The originals of these are on display in a museum run by the Giant MacAskill Heirs Association in Englishtown, Nova Scotia.

 

Giant MacAskill Museum Giant Macaskill Museum

Rate per person, 2015

Adults: £2.00 | Concessions: £1.50 | Children under 14: Free | Groups (10+): £1.50

Opening Hours

Daily (Easter to end of October) 9.30am - 6.00pm

Contact

telephone: 01470 521296 | email: info@dunveganmuseums.co.uk