Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

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Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mor, Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre, Port A' Charrain, Lismore, Argyll, PA34 5UL

    This award winning eco-building houses the Lismore Gaelic heritage museum, thatched cottage, Cafe and Gift Shop.

     Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre was built by Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mor - which translates as Lismore Historical Society. The present site was opened in 2007. It consists of a museum, a rebuilt cottars cottage, a reference and lending library with internet access, a meeting room,  gift shop, toilets, disabled access and disabled toilet and the Isle of Lismore Cafe. This typical 'cottar's' - house (circa 18th/19th Century) celebrated its rebirth on the 19th August 2002. Faithfully rebuilt, it is a look back in time at our islands past and an illustration of the traditional skills which many islanders have. 

    Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre is also known as " lonad Naomh Moluag" in Gaelic which translates as "The gathering place of St Moluag".

    A Community enterprise in an award -winning eco-building.

    Museum exhibition - discover the history of Lismore
    Taigh Iseabhail Dhaidh - Thatched Cottars' Cottage 1850-1890
    Isle Of Lismore Cafe - snacks and hearty meals using locally sourced ingredients
    Gift shop - local crafts and quality Scottish gifts
    Genealogy Centre - for genealogy enquiries - please email

    Open 7 days a week from April 1st 2012 till end of October 2012 - Adults £3.50, Children under 16 are admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are valid for 5 days. Members have free entry at all times..

    For opening times, special events and new displays see or

    4 Museum
    Unassisted wheelchair access Ancestral Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    We are open April - May 12pm-3pm.

    May - Oct 11am-4pm.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site We have a cafe on site - open from 11am-4pm 7 days a week - April till October.
    • Dinner Available Special dinner nights are put on regularly throughout the season - please see for details.
    • Gluten Free Our cafe provides for vegetarian, gluten free and free from diets.
    • Lunch Available
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Tea & Coffee Available Speciality teas and fairtrade coffees are available at all times.
    • Vegetarian All our soups are vegetarian.
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Toilets

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking We hold a Gaelic Cafe every saturday 2.30pm-3.30pm.


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available Our Heritage Centre and Cafe put on regular events over the summer and winter months - see our website for details.
    • Gift Shop We have a well stocked gift shop selling books, CD's, local craft items and toys for children.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Oban railway station, five minute walk to Lismore ferry terminal.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Oban ferry terminal to Achnacroish, Isle of Lismore, passenger plus vehicles 45 minutes.
    From Port Appin ferry to point, Isle of Lismore, passengers only, 7 minutes

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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