Local farmer the late John Cameron, noticed there were many items that no-one wanted after farm auctions. Tools and equipment from a by-gone age. John realized if he did not collect them, they would be lost for future generations. He stored them in his barn.
A time came when John Cameron had so much equipment in his barn, that he had to find somewhere to put them on show. Atholl Estates gave permission for John to use the old Blair Atholl School for his museum.
The Atholl Country Life Museum is run by dedicated volunteers as a charity. To collect and safeguard local historic artifacts for future generations.
The museum is a very important part of the Blair Atholl village and is enthusiastically supported by local people whenever they are asked to help.
To raise funds for preservation and maintenance of the many artifacts, there are fundraising events throughout the year. Each year starts with the Auld New Year Celebrations in January, followed by talks throughout the year.
The Atholl Country Life Museum is open at various times over the tourist season. There is a small entry charge of £4 adults and £3 for seniors, all children under 17 years free when accompanied. Free parking, disabled access, guide dogs welcome, toilets and wee shop.