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Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Address: Brodick, Scotland
Phone Number: 01770/302-636
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Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Brodick
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum allows visitors to walk through original buildings from the island's distinctly...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is an absolute gem of a place - a cluster of white washed buildings with a collection of old farm machinery outside, easily spotted from the road. The museum is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Brodick village or five mins by car. Here you will learn all about the history of arran and its people, also the geology... More 

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Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A varied and interesting museum in a collection of buildings. well worth a visit. We stayed far longer than we expected.

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Thorngumbald
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Such an amazing place fantastic value and so interesting well worth a visit, value for money with such interesting exhibits

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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