The Heritage Centre

The museum is closed at present awaiting a decision on how and when we can reopen. Meanwhile we are very excited to announce publication of a brand new 2020 guide to Seil and Easdale. Michael shaw has produced this excellent guide beautifully illustrated by the photography of Trevor Davies. The heritage centre is having to manage without the generous donations and artwork purchases of visitors at present but we are able to offer this little bit of Seil for £5 plus £1.50 postage HERE. Please have a look! UK sales only, please use contact form to request international shipping prices. 

The Heritage Centre houses an interesting collection of artefacts and records relating to the social and industrial life of the Slate Islands of Argyll. There are photographs and records of the people engaged in the former slate industry covering the period 18-20th century. School parties and other groups are very welcome to visit the Centre by appointment and individuals and small groups are welcome at all times.

Displays include:                       

  • Living in the 19th century
  • Quarry workings
  • Public Health
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Genealogical records and information

The centre is opened to the public daily 1030 to 16.30hrs from April to October. During the winter months the centre hours may vary depending on demand.

The centre houses our Archives including original papers, documents and artefacts. It also contains various census returns and Rent Rolls which are used to assist enquirer’s with Genealogical   Research.

As well as displaying exhibits relevant to the local slate industry the heritage centre offers an interesting selection of reasonably priced gifts and souvenirs to take away. From Jean Adams’ world famous stone cats to photographs and paintings of the area there is a good range of local items, some of which are shown below.