The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum first opened its doors in 1979.  It’s home to some fascinating exhibits about the social history, archaeology and geology of the ancient Isle of Arran. The main building itself was originally a small school, and many other buildings on-site are also repurposed properties! There’s a croft, a smiddy, a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room!

Where can I find the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum?

It's situated on the main road at Rosaburn, just north of Brodick!

There’s something for everyone here – whether you’re an adult with an interest in heritage sites, or children pursuing a new love of history through some fun interactive exhibits!

After experiencing the museum, feel free to visit Café Rosaburn for some delicious snacks and treats. Bring a picnic to the riverside gardens and let the kids run free in the playhut, or take a seat on the big red tractor!

  • Adult Ticket: £5
  • Child Ticket: £3
  • Senior Ticket: £4
  • Family Ticket (parents and children up to 16yrs): £10
  • Open Monday to Sunday: 10:30am-4:30pm

Things to do near Arran

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Brodick Castle Arran

For any historian fans out there, Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran gives the visitors a truly interactive experience. In the castle there is; a Victorian arcade, mood lighting and evocative sounds, so whilst you ...
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Outdoor Adventure Centre on the Isle of Arran

Are you a lover of the great outdoors and looking for a way to enjoy it to the fullest? Why not visit Arran Outdoor Centre? The centre offers a wide variety of different adventure activities to ...
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Wellness Retreat on the Isle of Arran

Are you looking for a peaceful escape from reality? Why not take part in one of Re-Vitalise’s Tai Chi, yoga and meditation retreats to let your mind loose and discover some inner peace? Re-Vitalise retreats run ...
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North Sannox Pony Trekking on the Isle of Arran

Get ready to experience the unbelievable landscape of Arran like never before! The North Sannox Pony Trekking was created in 1981 on a working sheep farm and continues today as a thriving local family-run horse/pony trekking ...
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The Machrie Moor Stone Circles on the Isle of Arran

On the mystical Machrie Moor there’s an fascinating relic of the past waiting to be discovered. Used for religious rituals, cremations and burials, the Machrie Moor Standing Stones were once the centre of Neolithic life on ...
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Glenashdale Falls on the Isle of Arran

Glenashdale Falls (also known by its Gaelic name, Eas a’ Chrannaig) is considered not only to be one of the great natural wonders of Arran. It’s a stunning double cascade waterfall hidden in the lush Glenashdale ...
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King’s Caves Walking Trails on the Isle of Arran

Are you a lover of adventuring and discovery? Why not go on a journey at the King’s Caves walking trails in Arran? Venture alongside the beautiful caves found in the sandstone cliffs of the Isle of ...
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Lochranza Distillery on the Isle of Arran

Whisky connoisseurs, this one is for you! The Lochranza Distillery and Visitor Centre (curated by the award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd) is located in the little village of Lochranza on the stunning Isle of Arran. ...
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Paragliding on Arran

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Scalpsie Bay on Bute

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Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute

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Hiking and Cycling on The Kintyre Way

Are you looking for something unique to do on your next day off? Why not give The Kintyre Way a go! This is a trail catered for walking and cycling, which runs the entire length of ...

What's on in Arran

Arran Arts Heritage Trail

12 - 25 August, 2022
All year round. Find out about Arran's artistic heritage by following our trail around the island. Arran has been and still is a magnet for painters, and craftspeople for centuries. Details on our website.

Arran Open Studios

12 - 15 August, 2022
A chance for the public to meet artists in their own working environment, and for artists to show their work to the public.