Museums & archives

Argyll is home to brilliant museums where you’ll discover the rich and fascinating history of Argyll.

You may also wish to explore the historic development and local people of Argyll & the Isles.

Research your family history in local libraries at Dunoon, Tarbert, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead and Oban.

Local archives and genealogical resources can also be found throughout the area.

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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin Museum was founded in 1997 by Rachel Butter and David Clough. Since then, we have been interpreting, explaining and conserving the archaeological a...

Kilmartin Museum
Kilmartin
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RQ

Tel: +44 (0)1546 510 278

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Auchindrain Historic Township

Sheltered in the hills of Mid Argyll lies a hidden gem, a sole survivor of a kind of rural settlement where people lived and worked the land together. Up unt...

Auchindrain Historic Township
Auchindrain
Inveraray
PA32 WD

Tel: 01499 500235

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Campbeltown Museum

Campbeltown Museum tells the story of Kintyre through its collection of archaeology, fine art, natural sciences, and social history. Highlights include a Bro...

Shore Street
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6BS

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Castle House Museum

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,...

Castle House Museum
Castle Gardens
3 Argyll Street
Dunoon
PA23 7HH

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Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds is a heritage site international significance situated just 1 mile north of Oban. It is now run by a small independent cha...

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds
Ganavan Road
Oban
PA34 5TT

Tel: 01631 570550

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Historic Kilmun

Historic Kilmun is a 19th century church building sited next to a Medieval tower. Now owned by a charity, the venue is available for exclusive hire. In addit...

Kilmun
Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 8SE

Tel: 07887 856514

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Campbeltown Heritage Centre

Campbeltown Heritage Centre
Big Kiln
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6JF

Tel: 01586 552775

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