Easdale Island Folk Museum

Oban, Mull & Tiree

This interesting museum, on the small island of Easdale just offshore from Ellenabeich, has displays about the slate industry and life on the islands in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lots of folders with press clippings and other historical material let you delve deeper into the island's past.

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