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Museum of Islay Life

Port Charlotte, Scotland
+44 1496 850358
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Excellent Museum

Great museum with lots of artifacts on display. Good to see the Island's culture preserved. Well... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Excellent small museum ,very well set out,friendly staff and very informative. Would definitely... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
michael g
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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 good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Port Charlotte, Scotland
+44 1496 850358
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great museum with lots of artifacts on display. Good to see the Island's culture preserved. Well worth a visit.

Thank cacbeag
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent small museum ,very well set out,friendly staff and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

Thank michael g
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It is not what you expect when you arrive ! This was one of the highlights of our trip to Islay. Make sure you visit early in your trip to gain a fascinating glimpse into the history of the island. A treasure.

Thank George647
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The museum is sited in a converted chapel and is surprisingly large. It's very eclectic as you might expect but well arranged and with a good section on 'local heroes'.

Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

An eclectic but well organised and presented collection which together provide a great insight into Islay and its history.

Thank the1garder
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Came across this a little by chance but very glad we visited. Its not the biggest museum in the world but it is fascinating, packed full of artifacts relating to Islay, most of them donated by local people. If you are on Islay do make...More

Thank SimonJC_1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Let's face it. It rains on the west coast of Scotland. Rather than going round all the distilleries this museum is a must. You could spend hours here. Fascinating history of Islay from pre-historic to WW2. Not a lot about whisky.. Unfortunately no cafe and...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you're on Islay for more than a day or two, The Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte is a must-visit. What a delight this place is, full of fascinating artefacts from the stone age right through almost to the present day. One of...More

Thank simewiz
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited here last week and found the museum most interesting. The displays are well set out out and the staff are very welcoming and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit if you are on the island.

Thank John M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for some help tracking down relatives before they migrated to USA. Catherine was amazing in pulling files and books for us to pour over. 2 1/2 hours later we were armed with new and more info than we had before we came in....More

Thank Rrdino
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
- Adult £3.50 - Concession £2.50 - Child £1.00 - Family £7.00 (for 2 adults and 2 or more children)