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Easdale Island Folk Museum

Easdale Island
By Oban
Argyll
PA34 4TB

The Easdale Folk Museum aims to show a snapshot of life on Easdale Island as it was in the 19th Century, when the Island was the centre of the Scottish slate industry. Now still waters in the quarries cover the rocks where hammers rang, gunpowder exploded and the sound of the pumping engines could be heard, but the Museum re-creates the atmosphere of life on the Island when the Easdale Slate Quarries Company was at its prime.

Each display reflects a particular aspect of life on the Island. The subjects of the displays include:

  • The Volunteers
  • Growing up on Easdale
  • Communications
  • Public Health
  • Entertainment
  • Housing
  • Winning the Slate
    and many others……

    The museum was set up in 1980 by the island's owner at the time, Chris Nicholson. The curator, Jean Adams MBE, is a direct descendant of a quarrier's family.

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    The Museum is on the Island of Easdale, in the Sound of Lorn.

    Easdale Island Folk Museum Postcode for SatNav: PA34 4TB

    Contact

     
    Tel:
    +44 (0)1852 300 370
    Fax:
    +44 (0)1852 300 370
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