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Castle House Museum

Castle Gardens, Dunoon PA23 7HH, Scotland
+44 1369 701422
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A Gem!

This Museum is extremely well laid out, with an astonishing amount of content about the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Henry M
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Ripon, United Kingdom
Interested in Dunoon, then this is a must do!

What a resource. I visited on a nice sunny day, the museum was quite busy. The queue must be down... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
daijeff2017
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Castle Gardens, Dunoon PA23 7HH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This Museum is extremely well laid out, with an astonishing amount of content about the history of the area and it's people. It covers how it all began, the input of major Lauder and develops fully into the relevance of Dunoon and the shipbuilding on...More

Thank Henry M
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Pleased that you found the Museum provided a comprehensive presentation of the history of Dunoon through the years. Your kind remarks about your welcome are much appreciated. We do try hard to make your visit pleasurable. Concessions are £2 -50. Thanks very much for providing...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

What a resource. I visited on a nice sunny day, the museum was quite busy. The queue must be down the street when its raining. Top entrance fee is £4More

Thank daijeff2017
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review. It would be nice to have a queue but it has not yet happened in 19 years. The cost of admission for an adult is £3. Concessions £2-50 and accompanied children FREE. If you were charged £4 I will personally...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed by the amount of information available to view, the beautiful rooms and the extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Well done John and Linda, it was a pleasure to meet you!More

Thank Fiona H
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. Pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Seem to remember being busy that day so perhaps on hopefully another visit from you we could spend more time showing you our very large collection of photographs. I will let...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely morning at the museum, it was raining so heavily and the museum was just so warm and inviting. I have visited many times before and always come away with a new piece of local knowledge. The gentleman working was so...More

Thank Jennifer H
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well what can I say except thanks. I remember how wet you were. Given time and enough milk it is not difficult to offer a wee bit hospitality to visitors to the Museum in the circumstances of such terrible weather. Your review is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum full of interesting local info, only a small £3 charge for adults kids go free staff friendly . Disabled access

Thank gracieolivia
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review which was very encouraging. Pleased you enjoyed your experience. Hope you will pay us a further visit in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here whilst on holiday. not bad but seemed a bit dated.plenty of info and history. The council needs to invest some money in this place. The assistants were brilliant with plenty of local knowledge.More

Thank Martin S
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Building owned by Argyll and Bute Council. Occupied on top floor by the Museum which is a Registered Charity operated by a Trust. We do our best to keep it clean and to present a good image to our visitors. We...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We spent a couple of hours here, very interesting video when you first arrive giving comparisons of Dunoon 100yrs ago to present day.The exhibitions are excellent and the information about them helps you to visualise how things were then. A lot of interactive stuff for...More

Thank Seana W
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. it is nice when our visitors are kind enough to take the time to tell others of their experience. Hope to see you again sometime but meantime many thanks for your visit.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little place with such lovely staff. Worth a wander around. Gardens and views surrounding are fabulous.More

Thank LisaE1988
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. One of the advantages of our location is the wonderful views it affords of the beautiful area we stay in. Very pleased that you thought well of the Staff. It is nice to be provided...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

A visit to the Cowal Peninsular should include this museum - small but interesting with local history.Built on a mound overlooking the river and providing a view of the monument to the Lamont Massacre it is a poignant reminder of the sometimes painful history of...More

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CastleHouseMuseum, Owner at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We do indeed occupy a very historic site. The Lamonts were subjected to a lot of bad treatment but which was very symptomatic of those earlier times when life was so difficult for everyone. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Museum is well worth a visit its very interesting also John is so helpful. We were trying to find grannys relations from 1800s Gibbs of Blair more he is a font of information and so patient. Thankyou John.

Thank kathleen19451945
CastleHouseMuseum, Manager at Castle House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review for the Museum. It is greatly appreciated. Please get in touch with any further queries. Regards.

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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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