Carradale Network Heritage Centre
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
What to See
One of the major themes of the heritage museum is the maritime history of the Kintyre region. A wooden wheelhouse from a fishing boat stands outside the museum building, giving a taste of what awaits you inside. Displays trace the importance of steam travel in bringing tourists to Carradale around the turn of the 20th century. Then there is the commercial side of fishing, with ship models, radio equipment, and nets.
A major part of the exhibit covers the importance of forestry to the region, especially in the second half of the 20th century. Tree-planting is an important source of local employment, and the exhibits trace how forestry has impacted the social history of the Carradale area.
The traditional way of life on the peninsula is covered as well, with exhibits on farming and weaving. You'll enjoy seeing a traditional hand-loom.
Network Carradale is a locally owned community business and charity. Profits from the museum, tea room, and local shops at the Centre are all invested back into the local community.
About Carradale Network Heritage Centre
Address: Carradale , Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA28 6QG
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: On the B879, just east of the B842 junction.
Website: Carradale Network Heritage Centre
Photo Credit: Steve Partridge, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Saddell Abbey - 3.9 miles (Abbey)
Auchencar Druid Standing Stone - 5.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Auchagallon Stone Circle - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Kildonan Dun, Kintyre - 6.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
King's Cave - 6.8 miles (Countryside)
Moss Farm Road Stone Circle - 7.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Beacharr Standing Stone - 7.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
The Doon Iron Age Hillfort - 7.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Carradale Network Heritage Centre:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Carradale Network Heritage Centre. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.