The Arran Heritage Museum is open now for the season 2024.

Welcome to the Arran Heritage Museum! We offer a great day out for the family on Arran.

he Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, founded in 1976 (open to the public in 1979) is on the main road, at Rosaburn, just north of Brodick, on the beautiful island of Arran, Scotland. Originally the site of a small school, the present group of buildings were a croft and smiddy, and include a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room. The exhibits reflect the social history, archaeology and geology of the island. The museum is run by 34 volunteers, who generously give their time to make your visit as enjoyable and interesting as possible.

Treat yourself to an optional audiotour (English only at the moment) for £3 plus £1 for earphones (to keep).

Adults can pursue an interest in the past or simply indulge in their nostalgia.
Children visiting the HERITAGE MUSEUM can enjoy the many “hands on” exhibits and school parties are welcomed.
Families enjoy the beautiful museum gardens and a picnic at the Rosaburn while watching the ducks.
Café Rosaburn offers a selection of light meals and snacks, or you may picnic in our riverside gardens.
Gift Shop – we have well stocked shop, where you can buy Arran books, gifts, sweets and ice cream.

The Museum is enjoyed by young and old alike, so come along and see us soon.

Pop up Exhibitions:

Times. 10.30am — 4pm
In the Garden Room
No extra charge -normal museum admission applies.
A pop-up-pound or donation would be appreciated.

  • March 14th – April 2nd (except Wednesdays): The Isle of Arran Heritage. The Arran High School Project
  • June 6th – 11th: Arran Folk Festivals
  • September 12th- October 23rd: Arran Clearances

Tuesday Talks 2024

A series of talks on various aspects of Arran, fortnightly on Tuesdays.
Held in the Garden Room commencing 1.30 pm.

No extra charge – Normal museum admission applies

Tickets on the day – Limited numbers – Come early

Click here for dates, speakers list and topics!

Special Event Days 2024

  • Sunday 9th June: Craft Day
  • Sunday 23rd June: Motorcycle Day
  • Sunday 28th July: Children’s Day
  • Sunday 11th August: Tractor Day

More dates for your diary.

  • 12th and 13th July: Meet The Vikings
  • 24th August: Musical Workshop
  • 31st August—1st September: Wee Mac

Every Thursday in July & August
The Spinners and Weavers group will be demonstrating their skills

What our visitors say about us

  • Wonderful!
    Joe & Elsie Sangiuliano, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Lovely museum! Brilliant to see all the old photographs
    Claire & Michael, Gourock, Scotland
  • Fantastic! Lovely people, informative and friendly
    Sharon MacKenzie, Dubai
  • A great collection – our history is important
    C&M Cuthberton, Cowdenbeath, Fife
  • Thank you! Had a great time, loved the Quiz
    Olivia Robertson, Sinclair Street
  • Super!
    Vika Ibikus, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Lovely place to visit. I have enjoyed time and time again
    Kirsty Kitson, Glasgow
  • Brought back memories / Reminds me of my parents’ days long ago
    Gordon and Mary Dillon, Ardrossan
  • Great to learn about my Arran roots
    Jane Jackson, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Fantastic place and lots to see & lovely shells
    Gemma & Shadae (age 8) Smith, Johnstone
  • “Best of its kind we have ever seen.” | “Brought back lots of memories.” | “Fascinating insight.”
    Various visitors