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Museum of Islay Life

Port Charlotte, Scotland
+44 1496 850358
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A true gem!

If you're on Islay for more than a day or two, The Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
An excellent museum

We visited here last week and found the museum most interesting. The displays are well set out out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
Abergele, United Kingdom
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This museum on the history of the Isle of Islay features photographs, first-hand documents and artifacts of the island's inhabitants.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Port Charlotte, Scotland
+44 1496 850358
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're on Islay for more than a day or two, The Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte is a must-visit. What a delight this place is, full of fascinating artefacts from the stone age right through almost to the present day. One of...More

Thank simewiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here last week and found the museum most interesting. The displays are well set out out and the staff are very welcoming and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit if you are on the island.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for some help tracking down relatives before they migrated to USA. Catherine was amazing in pulling files and books for us to pour over. 2 1/2 hours later we were armed with new and more info than we had before we came in....More

Thank Rrdino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited herre on our visit to Islay. Loved the museum with the friendly assistant and very interesting exhibits. We had happened to mention our interest in the war fotifications we had seen on the island and as we were leaving were handed details of where...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit, full of history and artefacts from years gone by. You are left to wander round at your own pace but if you need information you only have to ask.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

this museum has loads of very interesting objects of every day life in years past, many interesting photographs and stories and will be enjoyed by all age groups, they also have some very good stone carvings to see

Thank campbell2638
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Worth a visit to learn about the history on islay. Building full of items to look at and read about. Recommended.

Thank Jorgen L
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Helpful manageress, interesting artefacts and history concerning various naval disasters from both world wars.

Thank vdubcruising
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This museum although quite small is very interesting and well worth a visit. There are displays from all areas of life. The member of staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Worth a visit, not very big but full of very interesting items that can take one right back to times gone by and how hard it must have been for the people living on the isles even the more wealthy ones. Go I do not...More

Thank pauline3711
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