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Museum of Islay Life

Port Charlotte, Scotland
+44 1496 850358
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Great Place

What a fantastic place to visit, full of history and artefacts from years gone by. You are left to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra F
East Kilbride, Scotland
via mobile
well worth a visit

this museum has loads of very interesting objects of every day life in years past, many interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This museum on the history of the Isle of Islay features photographs, first-hand documents and artifacts of the island's inhabitants.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Port Charlotte, Scotland
+44 1496 850358
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit, full of history and artefacts from years gone by. You are left to wander round at your own pace but if you need information you only have to ask.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago

this museum has loads of very interesting objects of every day life in years past, many interesting photographs and stories and will be enjoyed by all age groups, they also have some very good stone carvings to see

Thank campbell2638
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to learn about the history on islay. Building full of items to look at and read about. Recommended.

Thank Jorgen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful manageress, interesting artefacts and history concerning various naval disasters from both world wars.

Thank vdubcruising
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum although quite small is very interesting and well worth a visit. There are displays from all areas of life. The member of staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit, not very big but full of very interesting items that can take one right back to times gone by and how hard it must have been for the people living on the isles even the more wealthy ones. Go I do not...More

Thank pauline3711
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Old church now home for a myriad of Islay's objects of interest from cannon to cardigans. Small but full of memories well displayed and explained. The custodian, a well informed and charming host. Not to be missed.

Thank Kandersteg
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This place is full of amazing information about Islay past and present. Very friendly and helpful staff well worth a visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a great little museum, lots of interesting exhibits, gave me an insight as to how some of my ancestors lived on the island back in the 17th and 18th century. While I was there I donated a book that was given to my...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

A mine of information if you are are wanting to see the history of the Island. Also very helpful with research if you are that way inclined. Was able to get a lot of information from databases and books. They have done a great job...More

1  Thank Candy H
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