Museum of Islay Life and Islay Woolen Mill


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Visit a museum with fascinating collections and illustrative stories of life in Islay.
  • Visit ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’, with 130 miles of beautiful coastline

  • Learn about life in Islay from prehistoric to recent times at the Museum of Islay Life

  • Experience the Woollen Mill, creating designs which were featured in Hollywood blockbusters

  • Pass ‘The Round Church’ – Islay’s most iconic building due to its unusual design

Traditions and crafts

Go see the Museum of Islay Life which houses a large assembly of artefacts. Pass by ‘The Round Church’ in Bowmore which is without a doubt the most iconic building here. Then visit Islay Woollen Mill with looms dating from Victorian times. See traditional creations featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Forrest Gump’.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.  

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm layered waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes. 

  • Walking information: Mainly flat and even.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.