The Slate Islands Heritage Centre in Ellenabeich
The Slate Islands Heritage Centre in Ellenabeich

The Slate Islands Heritage Centre in Ellenabeich

Calling all history lovers! Did you ever want to learn more about the history of the Slate Islands in Argyll? Well then, look no further than the Slate Islands Heritage Centre on the Isle of Seil! This brilliant museum showcases the unique history behind these fascinating islands. At the centre visitors can feast their eyes upon the massive collection of artefacts and records, relating to the industrial period on the islands, which include photographs and records of people involved in the practice.

How do I get to The Slate Islands Heritage Centre?

If driving from Oban, it is a half an hours drive south of the town. Keep driving towards the village of Ellenabeich, going over the Bridge over the Atlantic, the centre is located four miles from here, and is also a departure point for Easdale Island.

Here visitors can buy fascinating gifts, which celebrate the lives and culture of those locals who gave their lives to the Slate industry. These include the famous Jean Adams stone cat sculptures, Photographs and portraits of the area during this time. The centre is only open from April to October, from 11 am to 4 pm. So what are you waiting for? Make your next day off an educational one, and take in all of the information that the Slate Islands Heritage Centre has to offer!

  • Informative employees
  • Interactive displays
  • Regular exhibits

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