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“Great small museum”

Museum of Islay Life
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Owner description: This museum on the history of the Isle of Islay features photographs, first-hand documents and artifacts of the island's inhabitants.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This little museum manages to cover Islay life from prehistoric times to recent history in a lovely way. What is very nice about it is the 'ordinariness' of most of the exhibits - nothing grand or intrinsically precious, but stuff really reflecting the day to day life of island people over many years. Some of the stuff about WW1 is particularly touching, and we were lucky enough to visit when the handmade Stars and Stripes flag - the Tuscania flag - was back in its homeland on loan from the Smithsonian in Washington.

Thank Anna096
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

A wonderful museum -one of the very best we've visited . Amazing collection of exhibits , brilliantly displayed , and a welcoming well informed curator .. with not an inch of space wasted .

Thank BillDollar
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Well worth visiting, this is an interesting little gem of a museum with a wide variety of exhibits, all well presented.

Thank OH_traveller
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great wee museum with loads of interesting things about the island. Well worth a visit and easy place to spend an hour or so learning about the history of Islay. Well laid out and helpful staff.

Thank Wallaki
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Most informative and interesting. We learnt so much about Islay life and how it and its people survived the war. Strongly recommend a visit.

Thank jalogs
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