Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop is located in the small parish of Strachur in the west side of Cowal in Argyll.
The first recorded reference of the smiddy dates back to 1791 and has been repaired and restored as a working museum, with occasional demonstrations, and craft shop. The museum is also accessible for disabled visitors.
The museum displays the original implements of the blacksmith and farrier trades. Enter the past as you step into an 18th-century blacksmith’s smiddy, carefully preserved with forge, bellows and anvil, cobbled floor, tools of the trade and beamed ceiling. If you’re lucky to pick a weekend when the blacksmith is at work, observe him fashion ironwork such as fire pokers in the traditional way.
Watch the film of the Smiddy’s history and read how the Montgomery family of Strachur developed and maintained the blacksmith service over four generations.
Browse through the Smiddy’s collection of fascinating artefacts and tools. Chat to Smiddy staff about the Smiddy’s story and its place in Strachur’s history. Purchase a souvenir such as a horseshoe, or treat yourself to a locally made gift from the craft shop.
Take advantage of the leaflets and local information on display to enhance your visit to Strachur and the Cowal area. You can buy cards, postcards, or photographs with which to remember your visit to Strachur Smiddy Museum
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