Entertaining and fascinating historic displays, models, pictures and videos of life on the Slate Islands of Argyll. Artefacts and genealogical records related to the social and industrial life of the Slate Islands.Free entry.
Located in the picturesque seaside village and departure point to Easdale Island Ferry, this delightful, quirky little museum offers an insight into life on a slate island through the ages. Entry is free and donations, which allow the work of the Heritage Trust to flourish, are welcome. Local artwork and souvenirs are available for purchase.
The county of Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland includes a number of small islands, Seil, Easdale, Luing and Belnahua, which, in the 18th and 19th century, were at the centre of the Scottish slate industry.
Records show that many ancient and prestigious buildings in Scotland are roofed with slate from the Islands, Ardmaddy Castle in Lorn built 1676, Castle Stalker in Appin built 1631, Cawdor Castle in Invernesshire and Glasgow Cathedral among them. The slate was also exported, as far as Australia and Canada, and the area subsequently became known as The Islands that Roofed the World.