Isle Of Arran Heritage Museum

Museums

Rosaburn, Brodick, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8DP

    From an early Bronze age grave to a 5,000 year old head, discover the fascinating history of this stunning island at the Arran Heritage Museum.

    Just a short hop on the ferry from Ardrossan, the Isle of Arran sits in the Firth of Clyde on Scotland’s south west coast. The island’s heritage museum explores it’s diverse history through a variety of interesting displays.

    The stable and coach house contains old photographs highlighting village life and farming methods in bygone days. The isle’s long sea-faring traditions are remembered through steam powered puffers, paddle steamers and warships, to the latest car ferry. A model replica of a Viking ship, the kind assembled in Lamlash Bay in 1263 before the Battle of Largs, is a particular highlight of this exhibition.
     
    Arran's archaeology and geology exhibits are presented in a simple and engaging way allowing all visitors the chance to enjoy the displays. There is a complete and authentic Early Bronze Age grave (over 3,000 years old) and a pottery food vessel found in it. The Clachaig Man is also not to be missed. Re-created by computer technology from a skull found in a cairn at Clachaig in 1900, this 5,000 year old head was sculpted by local artist Marvin Elliot.

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    27 Mar 2014 - 27 Oct 2014

    Catering

    • Lunch Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Children

    • Indoor Play Area
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Glasgow Central Station to Ardrossan Harbour.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport, go to Paisley, Gilmour Street railway station.

    Getting there by ferry:- From ferry terminal at Brodick 1 mile north.

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