Museum of Islay Life
Isle of Islay
01496 850 358
The Museum building is the former Free Church in Port Charlotte, and after restoration opened to the public in 1977.
Since then, with the generous help of islanders donating material of all kinds, the Museum has built up a main collection of over 2700 objects as diverse as stone implements used in the Mesolithic era, Victorian and Edwardian items from the Laird's house, farming implements, everything necessary for an illicit still, relics from shipping disasters, over 1200 books, very substantial paper archives, including much unique material, and nearly 5000 photographs, some dating back more than 100 years.
21 March-31 October
Sun 1400-1700 Last entry 1630
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime