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Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

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Address: Brodick, Scotland
Phone Number: 01770/302-636
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: This museum allows visitors to walk through original buildings from the...
This museum allows visitors to walk through original buildings from the island's distinctly issolated history and view everyday objects from 19th-century life.
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Back in time

Very interesting insight in to life in Arran by visiting the various buildings in this museum. Well worth the £4 entry fee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting insight in to life in Arran by visiting the various buildings in this museum. Well worth the £4 entry fee.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited this museum several times over the years, the last previous time was in 2002, and it continues to grow in content and interest. We spent a very enjoyable hour or so recently viewing the exhibits and talking to some of the friendly, and very knowledgeable staff. I think that the new exhibit which impressed us the most... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This little museum has just about all the answers to questions about the history and geology of Arran as well as a lovely little cafe. Super research completed by the local schools.

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A lovely little museum giving a good insight to Arran's past. Geology, the farming life and how they lived. Lots about Arran in WW1 which was new to me despit having been to Arran most years for the last 68.

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Dumfries
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We decided to stop here before getting the ferry home as it is quite close to brodick. It was a lovely old building with a selection of historical info and artefacts all in different rooms & adjoining buildings. I particularly enjoyed the room full of letters from people involved in the war or immigrating abroad but writing home it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I found the local history, particularly the wartime bits, very interesting. I am also impressed that the high school now includes a course on the local heritage.

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a comparatively small museum but it packs a big punch. I visited in the afternoon towards the end of my holiday and wish I had visited earlier. I could easily have spent a whole day here. A lot of the social history of the island had been recorded by High School students interviewing older residents. This work was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We just poped in for lunch and had a lovely treat. There is a small charge of 50p towards the charity to use the tearoom and outside exhibits but it was well worth. We sat in the outside area with our dog, as it had been raining the staff wiped the benches down as we arrived. We had a baugette... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a tremendous museum set in several old buildings, outlining all sorts of aspects of Arran's past from the prehistoric to the present. Displays were set out in old cottages, and workshops showed the work of labourers from agricultural to mechanical. Historic documents were also to be seen and I believe visitors can research their Arran ancestors here. There... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited as a family of four. The museum is quite wee, but interesting. Helps if the weather is good as there's a lot outdoors and plenty of benches to sit out on. The tractor is very popular with kids, get on it quick if you want a go!

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Additional Information about Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Address: Brodick, Scotland
Phone Number: 01770/302-636
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Brodick
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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