Local man James MacAlister Hall founded Campbeltown Museum and Library in 1898. He employed well-known Glasgow architect J.J Burnet to design the building, which is a masterpiece of Victorian renaissance architecture and still retains all of its original timber panelling, chimney pieces and decorative plasterwork.
The museum offers the visitor an insight into Campbeltown’s ancient and more modern past. The museum in its early days was managed by the Librarian of the day, (the Library has now been moved to the Aquilibrium Leisure Centre). They used to accept everything that was donated to them, so the collection displays a mixed variety of items. There is, however, a good collection of Kintyre archaeology, ship models and some fine paintings.
|Address: Shore Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6BS|
|Tel: 01586 559 000|
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00