Discover the fascinating history of Dunoon, in a historic building with unparalleled views over the Clyde.
Groups and coach parties welcome. Organisers, please contact us in advance.
We are less than two hours away from Glasgow, whether you drive or take the train, And we are a stone's throw from Loch Lomond National Park.
Dunoon is closer than you think!
The museum is run by Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Trust, a registered charity. We rely completely on entry fees, shop sales and the generosity of our patrons.
We would really appreciate your support. All fees and donations go towards maintaining our collection and ensuring a high standard for our visitors.
A Very Special Indoor Attraction
An exquisite building right in the heart of Dunoon. Step into the history of Cowal, from Neolithic times to wartime. Enjoy the expansive views over the Clyde or picnic in our beautiful gardens.
Discover the history of Dunoon and Cowal from Neolithic settlers, through Highland clan battles, Victorian expansion, the Clyde Steamers in their heyday, to both World Wars and the Cold War.
Our Museum immerses your senses in historic reconstructions, interactive exhibits, an extensive photo archive, and a cornucopia of original memorabilia.
Our friendly staff and volunteers love to share memories, stories and local knowledge with visitors and researchers alike.
A HISTORIC MUSEUM
In The Heart Of Dunoon
A unique Museum, offering old-world charm, educational opportunities, family history and archive research. Or simply a trip down memory lane!
Extensive grounds include the famous statue of Robert Burns’ “Highland Mary” and benefit from panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde.
Realistic room-set reconstructions show life in the Victorian era: the clocks are ticking and the plants are growing!
Museum gift shop offering postcards, jewellery, crafts, and carefully selected souvenirs of your visit.