Step into history and discover the fascinating past of Dunoon
Situated in Castle Gardens, Castle House Museum is at the heart of the history of Dunoon.
From our windows there are picturesque views of the Victorian Pier, and the Castle Hill flagpole which marks the spot where the thirteenth century Dunoon Castle once sat.
Our displays showcase the rich history of Dunoon. Our main display area takes visitors on a chronological journey through this history, from Neolithic times to twentieth century wartime. Along the way, visitors can discover more about local history.
Key exhibits include the life of Robert Burns' companion Highland Mary, the history of The Clan Lamont, and the growing popularity of Dunoon as a holiday resort from the 1890s onwards, being a key destination of those travelling 'doon the watter' on the steamers.
Our Victorian Rooms are realistic room-set reconstructions which show life in the Victorian era: the clocks are ticking and the plants are growing!
Our cinema room shows a short presentation of pictures of Dunoon and the surrounding areas in the past and compares these to recent times.
With activities for younger visitors to complete and our memorabilia collection to see, why not come along and discover the fascinating history of the area for yourself?