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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
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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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great unique museum!

This was like a "step back in time".....I loved going upstairs in the wee croft to see how large it actually was up there...often see crofts outside...never imagined what the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan W
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Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was like a "step back in time".....I loved going upstairs in the wee croft to see how large it actually was up there...often see crofts outside...never imagined what the top floor would be like. The school classroom was really neat, and all the exhibits inside....great giftstore too......makes for some really nice photographs to take back home!

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Thank Jan W
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a busy day in Brodick visiting 3 attractions, firstly the Castle then the Brewery and then this Museum, so my time was limited by the closing time. I had about an hour there but could have done with more as there was so much to see. I particulary liked the cottage and all the rooms absolutely full with... More 

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Thank PETER G
North Yorkshire
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We have been to the museum several times over the years. It is fascinating especially the geology. Good for a rainy day. Lunch in the cafe is excellent.

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Thank Yorkie97
Hawick, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Well laid out and good value. The history of the place was well set out - we particularly liked the section outlining the clearances and the two world wars.

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Thank Hugh H
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

my wife and i went to heritage centre on a damp dismal day in september expecting to go around in an hour. four hours later we came out fascinated by the history of Arran from its geology to the progression of the island to what it is today.A lovely cafe as well if you need refreshing during or after your... More 

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Thank ianbee2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

It was nice, but just very small and nothing groundbreaking about it so we found it was not worth the admission fee.

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Thank Kadi T
Western Mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The geology exhibit is very informative and the video interesting. The museum does a good job of explaining what life was like in the early days of the island. Special attention is paid to the sad chapter of the history of the clearances.

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Thank Helen S
Wilmslow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

A small but proud museum in a pleasant setting. Lots of things to learn about the geology, archaeology, social history, farming, fishing and military background of the island. My children particularly enjoyed the ironmongers, C19th cottage and schoolroom. Well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.

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Thank Steve H
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Founded in 1976 and full of many local occupations of the past. It exhibits the social history, archaeology, and geology of the island.

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Thank Duck41
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

SO good. A very excellent couple of hours spent here; nice picnic area too. Great stuff to read and listen to about the history of the island. Cheap entry, really good value.

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