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Easdale Island Folk Museum

The award-winning Easdale Island Folk Museum on Easdale Island is well worth a visit. It has fascinating displays about the slate industry and life on the islands in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The museum was set up in 1980 by the owner of the island at the time, Chris Nicholson. The original curator was Jean Adams, who was a direct descendent of a slate quarrier’s family. Jean, along with the help of other local residents and families, collected and arranged the displays of artefacts.

There's a craft area that sells locally handmade crafts.

near Oban in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The island gained in prominance during the 18th century with the rise of the slate industry after the Earl of Breadalbane set up the Marble and Slate Quarrying Company of Netherlorn to exploit the local Easdale Slate.

The folk museum has well designed displays depicting a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment. There are genealogical records for the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish as well as rent books, Masonic records, and a map of Easdale Island circa 1881 on hard copy.
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T: 01852 300173
A: Easdale Island Folk Museum Easdale Island Nr Oban Argyll Scotland PA34 4TB
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