Heritage Museum all set for summer re-opening

Volunteers at the Arran Heritage Museum pictured last year for their 40th anniversary celebrations.

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The Arran Heritage Museum will once again provide visitors with an insight into Arran’s history and heritage when it re-opens to the public later this month.

The opening on Wednesday July 22, for the remainder of the summer season, will see the museum and Cafe Rosaburn returning to their normal summer hours of 10.30am to 4.30pm, seven days a week.

There will however be some necessary changes to the usual running of the museum and cafe in order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. Owing to this, the special events schedule which usually includes the motorcycle show, crafts day, children’s day and the popular tractor show, are all cancelled for this year but will return next year.

A spokesperson from the Isle of Arran Museum Trust said: ‘The whole complex will be working according to the social distancing regulations so there will be some restrictions on numbers in any area at one time. We are delighted to add that the Spinners and Weavers group, who are regulars each summer at the museum demonstrating their unique skills, will also be coming along each Thursday this summer to provide an added attraction.’

The Arran Heritage Museum first opened to the public in 1979 with the purpose of recording, preserving and illustrating Arran’s history. The items on display have been donated by the people of Arran or those with Arran connections. On display are items showcasing Arran’s social history, archaeology, geology and a number of permanent displays illustrating life on Arran dating back more than 5,000 years.

Volunteers at the Arran Heritage Museum pictured last year for their 40th anniversary celebrations. 01_B28museum01