This delightful Museum is situated in Port Charlotte in a former church. There are over 1600 items in the collection dating from 8000 BC to the 1950s. The Victorian and Edwardian ages are well represented with displays showing life in a simple cottage and in a farmhouse bedroom.
Among the many and varied displays inside the Museum is one illustrating the renowned whisky produced on the island, which includes an illicit still found in the hills on Islay, and another of the specialist tools used by the coopers who made and maintained the vital barrels.
The Museum caters for every taste and interest. There are several items of interest to children, including specially made furniture, a Victorian doll's house and a variety of toys and quizzes for all ages. The Museum houses a library of over 1000 books about Islay and related areas, together with several thousand photographs, many dated from the late 1890s
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