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Easdale Island Folk Museum

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beautiful location, full of history.

For such a small museum, there is plenty to look back on. It's filled with history of the area. The... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Alan G
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Whitby, United Kingdom
Fascinating museum

We didn't have long in the museum before it closed, but the guy on the door wasn't in a hurry to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
janealexander22
,
Oban, United Kingdom
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“slate mining”(16 reviews)
“slate industry”(10 reviews)
“island life”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

For such a small museum, there is plenty to look back on. It's filled with history of the area. The curator was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan G
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We didn't have long in the museum before it closed, but the guy on the door wasn't in a hurry to close which was nice. There is so much information, well set out in a small space. Very interesting to learn more about the place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janealexander22
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This delightful little museum is situated within a quaint, rustic coastal village, an easy scenic drive from bustling Oban. Staffed by friendly, knowledgeable local volunteers, it comprises two or three rooms of what must have been a cottage dwelling, containing an eclectic mix of artefacts,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Zafrikan
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I couldn't believe how many exhibits were jammed into this small museum. The man looking after it was very chatty and knew a lot about the island

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Irene H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This a great little museum! Despite its size it contains lots of information about all aspects of island life and the slate industry.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mazmah11
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A very well informed curator of the museum. Having lived there for quite some time herself. A well presented museum with plenty of artefacts to give you a real feel for the hard life of those inhabitants during the slate mining period.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Fascinating little museum, packed with interesting photos and artefacts, and staffed by a really friendly islander who was happy to chat and answer our questions. A magical wee place to visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacqui Y
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Knowledgeable curater. Great information and pictures of the slate mining and a diorama of life back in the day. Child friendly. It's a wonderful short road trip from Oban to Easdale and a One minute boat ride to the island So worth it Easdale ihas...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hbc8
Reviewed 28 July 2018

It's worth saying that, having decided to visit Seil Island, and crossed the "Bridge over the Atlantic", we only ended up at Easdale by accident. Most of Seil Island's roads are single track, and unless you know the history of the area - and slate-mining,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank David B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Staffed by volunteers this little museum is like a Tardis. Full of all sorts of things, people and histories. Fabulous photographs of both the geography of the island, the people and history of the slate mining. Very interesting.Good selection of postcards and photos for sale...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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