Oban War & Peace Museum


Old Oban Times Buildings, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PX

    Oban's War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people.

    Oban War & Peace Museum presents a fascinating insight into hte heritage of the town and the local area. You can find out about the fishing and maritime industries, the railways, road transport, and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years when the town was home to Australian, Canadian and US aircrew and RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay. The involvement of local men and women in WWII is also recalled as are the other Services who operated in the area at that time.

    Local sports such as Shinty are featured and displays tell the story of the first transatlantic telephone cable link, the operations of the Northern Lighthouse Board, our local emergency services, the construction of McCaig's Tower and the history of the museum itself.

    There is so much more to see at the museum and we hope you will come and visit us soon to find out about Oban's heritage.

    Admission is Free - but donations are always welcome and help us to cover the cost of operating the museum and the preservation of our Collection for future generations.

    How to find us
    The museum is located on the Esplanade next to the Regent Hotel and adjacent to North Pier.

    Parking and other facilities
    Paid parking is available on the road outside the museum and in the adjacent North Pier Car Park. Public Toilets are available on North Pier - the museum does not have any public toilets.

    Disabled Facilities
    The museum is suitable for wheelchair access and is on one level. A Disabled Toilet is available for use by disabled visitors only.

    The museum does not have a refreshment facility.There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in the North Pier area and throughout the town.

    Opening Times
    2016 Spring Opening Times
    1 Mar 2016 - 27 Apr 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 16:00
    Tuesday 10:00 16:00
    Wednesday 10:00 16:00
    Thursday 10:00 16:00
    Friday 10:00 16:00
    Saturday 10:00 16:00
    Sunday 10:00 16:00
    2016 Summer Opening Times
    28 Apr 2016 - 25 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 18:00
    Tuesday 10:00 18:00
    Wednesday 10:00 18:00
    Thursday 10:00 18:00
    Friday 10:00 18:00
    Saturday 10:00 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 18:00
    2016 Autumn Opening Times
    26 Oct 2016 - 29 Nov 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 16:00
    Tuesday 10:00 16:00
    Wednesday 10:00 16:00
    Thursday 10:00 16:00
    Friday 10:00 16:00
    Saturday 10:00 16:00
    Sunday 10:00 16:00

    The museum is open from 10am to 4pm on Monday - Sunday from 1 March 2014 to 27 April 2014 & 26 October 2014 to 29 November 2014 & from 10am to 6pm on Monday - Sunday from 28 April 2014 TO 25 October 2014.

    Ticket Information
    Free Entry Free

    Admission is free. Donations are most welcome.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Children Welcome We have quizzes available which are suitable for children of all ages


    • Coastal Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Town Centre
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Level Access All display areas are on a level surface and accessible to wheelchairs.
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed

    Transport within Scotland

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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 suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • 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.)

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 0


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps

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

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