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Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Scotland
01770/302-636
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Type: Educational Sites, Museums
Traveler Description: The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum is situated at Rosaburn, on the A641, heading northwards (towards Brodick Castle), approximately one and a half... more »
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Although we are frequent visitors to Arran, we are usually out of season and the Museum tends to be have beenclosed. This year however, we took the opportunity to visit the Museum and what a delight it is. Well set out exhibits, plenty of informative and, most importantly, readable, narrative and themed buildings. The museum sets out not only the... More

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Derbyshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The history of the island is shown in several different areas and includes exhibits from a geological nature to the agricultural history.. There is plenty of information that tells you about local events. that have occurred in the past. There is also a family history research facility that opens on Wednesdays. Make sure you call in at the cafe where... More

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We always visit the museum when we holiday on Arran and always discover something that we missed before. Staff are extremely friendly and the cafe serves excellent snacks. On a good day the flowers and gardens are are especially attractive with the burn running along at the foot of the lawn. Well worth a visit for anyone interested in the... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was a wet day when we visited but they had a special tractor show on outside which my daughter found interesting - until one precious tractor owner's wife told her off for playing with the pedals and levers etc! The museum itself is quite small but has some interesting exhibits and there was a craftsman working in the forge... More

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Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Learned a lot about Arran in this little museum where displays are split under various headings: Arran at War; Farming etc. Informative Geology display for those who have a passing interest or some pre-existing knowledge, with great kids' leaflet to go off investigating. Smithy was fascinating, and the old school house and cottage were interesting too. I could have spent... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Arran Heritage Museum is a great historic attraction for any visitor or resident alike, reasonable price to enter and there is no time limit, even has a small café to sit and have something to eat and drink, plenty to look at in the museum

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

To be fair, this is worth a visit at any time but is perfect reserved for the rainy days one is bound to get in Arran. It was well laid out and interesting for us, but did not keep our sons' (ages 7 and 10) attention for long. They enjoyed the shop much more!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

From the outside the Museum doesn't look much. I honestly thought we'd be able to look round it in 10 minutes. I was pleasantly surprised to say it took much longer than this and we could have spent even more time here reading everything that was available and also watching the videos/DVD's. Excellent value for money at only £3 for... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this visit and it was good value for money. It only cost £3 pounds entrance or 50p if you just wanted to come into the grounds. Because it was a Thursday there were spinning and weaving workshops we could participate in which was good fun. The exhibits were interesting and informative. The grounds were lovely and there... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While we were tracing family history (go on a Wednesday to do this), the children were kept busy and informed trying to answer all the questions on the well thought out quiz. being 10 and 11 they were able to do this on their own. We got there a little late and you really need at least an hour. It... More

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