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Easdale Island Folk Museum

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Small place, massive display

I couldn't believe how many exhibits were jammed into this small museum. The man looking after it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irene H
Paisley, United Kingdom
Small IS beautiful!

This a great little museum! Despite its size it contains lots of information about all aspects of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“slate mining”(16 reviews)
“slate industry”(10 reviews)
“island life”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, Scotland
+44 1852 300173
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Irene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mazmah11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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!

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

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

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

Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a small museum absolutely packed with exhibits. Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers it is worth a visit. Located close to the village pub where food and drink can be had. The whole village is worth a walk around.

Thank Ginge247
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

So much information in such a small place. Maybe a little cramped but they had so much to tell us they couldn’t have done it any other way.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you like canoeing or kayaking this is a great place to visit ,the water rush when the tide turns is exciting as hell its a fab place seals and scenery go a walk up the quarry . The museum was founded by Mrs Jean...More

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