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Easdale Island Folk Museum

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Fascinating museum

We didn't have long in the museum before it closed, but the guy on the door wasn't in a hurry to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oban, United Kingdom
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Nostalgic Nook

This delightful little museum is situated within a quaint, rustic coastal village, an easy scenic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“slate mining”(16 reviews)
“slate industry”(10 reviews)
“island life”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have long in the museum before it closed, but the guy on the door wasn't in a hurry to close which was nice. There is so much information, well set out in a small space. Very interesting to learn more about the place...More

Thank janealexander22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This delightful little museum is situated within a quaint, rustic coastal village, an easy scenic drive from bustling Oban. Staffed by friendly, knowledgeable local volunteers, it comprises two or three rooms of what must have been a cottage dwelling, containing an eclectic mix of artefacts,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't believe how many exhibits were jammed into this small museum. The man looking after it was very chatty and knew a lot about the island

Thank Irene H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This a great little museum! Despite its size it contains lots of information about all aspects of island life and the slate industry.

Thank Mazmah11
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A very well informed curator of the museum. Having lived there for quite some time herself. A well presented museum with plenty of artefacts to give you a real feel for the hard life of those inhabitants during the slate mining period.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Fascinating little museum, packed with interesting photos and artefacts, and staffed by a really friendly islander who was happy to chat and answer our questions. A magical wee place to visit!

Thank Jacqui Y
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Knowledgeable curater. Great information and pictures of the slate mining and a diorama of life back in the day. Child friendly. It's a wonderful short road trip from Oban to Easdale and a One minute boat ride to the island So worth it Easdale ihas...More

Thank Hbc8
Reviewed 28 July 2018

It's worth saying that, having decided to visit Seil Island, and crossed the "Bridge over the Atlantic", we only ended up at Easdale by accident. Most of Seil Island's roads are single track, and unless you know the history of the area - and slate-mining,...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Staffed by volunteers this little museum is like a Tardis. Full of all sorts of things, people and histories. Fabulous photographs of both the geography of the island, the people and history of the slate mining. Very interesting.Good selection of postcards and photos for sale...More

Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a small museum absolutely packed with exhibits. Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers it is worth a visit. Located close to the village pub where food and drink can be had. The whole village is worth a walk around.

Thank Ginge247
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