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Absolutely worth a visit

A little microcosm of the areas history. Full of pictures of a vibrant time when families took the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BillBiggar
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Biggar, Scotland
Don't miss this museum when you arrive in Dunoon.

They've put together a very good chronology of the area, from Neolithic times to the present. Short... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little microcosm of the areas history. Full of pictures of a vibrant time when families took the ferries and holidayed in the area. The admission charge is low; it should be higher!More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank BillBiggar
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is always nice to hear from those who have visited and have enjoyed their time exploring all that the Museum can offer. Note that you think the admission charge is too low and trust that you will remedy that the next time you pass...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They've put together a very good chronology of the area, from Neolithic times to the present. Short but thorough, with interesting artifacts and local historical facts. Nice gift shop, too. The ladies were very helpful when answering our questions about getting around by bus and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Michael N
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review which is appreciated. Hope you enjoyed your time in Dunoon and Benefitted from the information we were happy to supply.

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Have visited the museum every time I have visited Dunoon. Always worth it. This last visit I was with friends I swam with (Dunoon Amateur Swim Club) back in the early '70's. The museum staff went out of their way to dig up photo albums...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Sorry to take so long to respond to your very nice review. You obviously visited on my day off and I am delighted that you were so well looked after by Andreya and Bud in my absence. It is comforting to know that the Museum...More

Reviewed July 18, 2019

Wonderful Museum packed with msny itemsof interest. A must visit for all families. Very low admisdion chsrge, wonderful views from the gardens.

Date of experience: July 2019
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CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Taking a long time to catch up with things but we are delighted that you found your visit enjoyable. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Visited with my mum yesterday. It’s quite difficult to get into if you’re driving and are using google maps but l took the first turn in Argyle Street and just followed the hill up and thenyou go into the entrance pathway and can park right...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Firstly my apologies for taking so long to respond to your excellent review. It is greatly appreciated that you have taken the time to do this as your comments are most useful to us. We are aware that finding a way in to visit us...More

Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

It is located on top of a hill next to the original castle in the Park. The museum is upstairs, but there is a lift. Although the museum is run solely by volunteers there is a charge, adults £3.00 & Concessions £2.50, children free. Although...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank noorcaughley
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Plead guilty to not responding to your review earlier but am appreciative of the time you have taken to tell us about your visit. Thank you very much for doing this.

Reviewed April 26, 2019

Visited the museum for the first time recently. The staff were very friendly and interesting to speak to, and ultimately made the visit very enjoyable and worthwhile. Highly recommended if in Dunoon.

Date of experience: April 2019
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CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Finally getting back on track with all this high tech stuff. Thank you very much for telling us of your visit., Glad you enjoyed the experience. Apologies for the delay.

Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

A lovely visit again with new things to see and a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips! An absolute must for any visitor to Dunoon.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Madelon2014
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

How nice to hear that you chose to visit the Museum once again. Your review is appreciated. apologies for the delay.

Reviewed April 16, 2019

We are museum people, (we run the Museum of Technology in Throckenholt), so wherever we go and whatever country we’re in we find the local museums and visit them. Dunoon on the West Coast of Scotland was no different. Situated on the top of a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

“ Better late than never “ comes to mind as a part excuse for the unforgivable delay in responding to your really excellent review. I am very appreciative of the response you have made. Thanks very much. Hope you are able to visit again sometime.

Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Excellent museum to learn about Dunoon and the surrounding villages. Including Robert Burns and Mary the queen of Scotland. Very interesting bit of history.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MPena2014
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maylucy91
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Response from Roy H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know, but give them a call and ask. They are very friendly people. There are a lot of stairs up to the Castle House Museum, but there is also a slope and drive way up to it. Once in the Museum is up stairs, but... More
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
yes and several cafes across the road
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Response from drjohn030151 | Reviewed this property |
Open Easter to October, Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm £3 Adults, £2.50 Concessionary, Children free ( Correct at time of our visit August 2016)
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